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San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

California motorcyclists put themselves in harm’s way every time they get on the road. They place their lives in the hands of drivers who are often distracted, don’t see them or simply refuse to acknowledge the rights of motorcycle riders. The injuries riders can suffer in these accidents can range from road rash and broken bones to severe brain injuries or even death. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, the Los Angeles attorneys at the law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP are prepared to provide the effective representation you need.

Motorcycle riders often have an uphill battle from the moment an accident occurs. Insurance companies try to portray them as reckless and will not hesitate to place the blame on them if at all possible. We are diligent in our pursuit of maximum compensation for all your losses, and we will not recommend a settlement offer unless we truly believe it is in your best interests to accept it. We conduct a thorough investigation into your accident in order to determine the cause of your accident and identify the responsible parties.

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Amanda Ortega.

My daughter and I, were victims of a drunk driver. He went off the freeway and landed on my vehicle. My back window was shattered and my baby was in the backseat. Luckily we were okay. Sore and bruised, but somehow okay. The drunk driver’s insurance was unwilling to accept fault for the accident because he was in jail and they were unable to reach him to get his version of facts. I was hurt and needed help right away. Farar Law was able get Mercury insurance to accept fault for the accident. I would highly recommend Farar Law to anyone involved in an accident.

- Amanda Ortega.

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“Excelent Professonial Services”

I was driving home merging onto the 110 S/B FWY, when I was rear-ended. Immediately, I felt pain to my lower back and neck. Initially I thought I would be okay, but as time went by I wasn’t feeling any better and my doctors were not giving me a good prognosis, I had really injured my back. I had heard great things about Farar Law, so I decided to give them a call. I spoke to Joel Farar…

- Robert F.

San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

When motorcyclists and their passengers are involved in an accident with devastating injuries, there is an immediate impact on their families. There is sadness, loss, financial effects, and pain and suffering. Family members and friends want to make the pain go away, but the victims must heal and then seek relief under California state laws. However, it is difficult to make a personal injury claim without the help of San Diego motorcycle injuries lawyers with experience in taking cases to jury trials. In this state, there is only two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit on your behalf.

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Many motorcycle accident victims are unclear about the legal process that is required to seek recovery for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses. It’s not just a matter of hiring an attorney and negotiating with the defendant’s insurance company. The state of California places the burden of proof on the injured victim to show how the defendants were responsible in the case. Otherwise, the medical bills remain with the victim, which can be disastrous to him or her and the spouse and children. Some families never recover from the financial impact of a serious accident. This makes hiring an attorney an urgent matter, but it’s also a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly or made without serious thought. Advertising alone is not enough for motorcycle accident victims to decide who is a competent attorney with applicable jury trial experience.

Where Do You Begin?
Well, you have been hurt in an accident and have injuries that were not your fault. YOu must be able to follow through on all of your medical treatment as suggested by your doctors and then heal as best you can. At some point, you should sit down with a personal injury attorney with related experience and determine if there is a viable defendant. By this, we mean that the party at fault in the accident has assets or applicable insurance policies from which we could attempt to recover damages on your behalf. Then, we decide if we will file a lawsuit before the statue of limitations expires in your case.

How It Works
As personal injury lawyers, we are not able to promise you any results because that is not ethical in our profession. We can do our very best to file a lawsuit and seek a settlement or a jury award based on the medical records and sworn testimony in your case. You might be wondering how we get paid for our work. In this type of case, personal injury attorneys typically use a contingency fee arrangement. This means that we work on the case at no cost to you and front all fees and costs. If any recovery is made from the defendants, our legal expenses and our percentage (the contingency fee) will come out of your award. This means that we carefully consider any settlement offers and calculate what would be payable to you after our fees and expenses are deducted. You can expect the insurance company to try to settle your case for as little as possible, but remember there are no guarantees we will recover anything for your injuries.

A Personal Injury Case Takes Time to Complete
We have represented many personal injury victims through the years. We know that your life was forever changed by this tragedy. You weren’t expecting to get hurt on a motorcycle or to have pain and suffering and permanent injuries. You didn’t expect that motorcycle injuries would impact your ability to earn a living or to provide for your family. Hiring an attorney with personal injury experience is your best chance of seeking relief under California state law.

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We are happy to sit down with you and your spouse and/or children and explain the contingency fee arrangement commonly used by most personal injury lawyers. We are here to answer your questions about how we pursue damages, including for medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. While we cannot guarantee a result, we have taken many cases to trial and settled many other motorcycle cases out of court. It is customary for us to give examples of our past jury awards in similar cases, and this information can be shared with you. As San Diego motorcycle injuries lawyers, we know how to fight aggressively against the big bad insurance companies on your behalf. We are serious about helping you enforce your rights as an accident victim under the law. The defendants in your case should not be permitted to avoid liability for their actions or to help you recover damages that were not your fault.

We invite you to contact us for more information about motorcycle personal injury claims today at no charge! There is a long recovery process as you try to attain your maximum medical improvement after the accident. You and your family should not have to worry about how to get financial compensation for your pain and suffering.

 

What to do after a motorcycle accident

Riding a motorcycle is fun and exciting. Unfortunately, even the most careful riders sometimes find themselves in accidents. The actions you take immediately after a motorcycle accident can mean the difference between bouncing back to normalcy and changing your life for the worse. This post demonstrates what you need to do if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident.

Ensure You are Safe

The first thing you need to do is prevent further damages and injuries by getting off the highway and out of traffic. Ensure you are far away from anything that can cause you further harm. This may include a vehicle that is leaking fuel, roadside drop-off, damaged property that can collapse or a vehicle that is on fire.

Check Yourself for Injuries

Check yourself and others for injuries and call 911 if anyone is hurt. The emergency response team will come to the scene and take those who are injured for emergency care. It is advisable you seek medical attention even if you feel you are okay. There are some injuries that do not present themselves immediately but worsen with time. Such injuries may be as a result of organ damage and internal bleeding.

Do Not Panic

Though it is difficult to remain calm after an accident, it is important you control your emotions so that you don’t say anything that might make the situation worse or indicate liability. Do not argue with the other motorist, blame anyone for the accident or physically engage anybody.

Contact the Police

You must contact the law enforcement officers and report the accident. Depending on the extent of injuries and damages, the law enforcement officers will help control the traffic, prepare a report on the accident and determine whether there is need for further legal action.

Never Leave the Scene of the Accident

It is important you remain at the site of the accident to avoid further problems. You should remain there long enough to gather evidence and exchange information with the other motorist. You should also obtain information on the extent of property damage in form of pictures and video recordings, the other motorist’s insurance details and the registration number, model and year of manufacture of the vehicles involved.

Gather Evidence

Take pictures of the damage to the motorcycle, vehicle and other properties involved to get contextual evidence of the incident. Also, be sure to capture your surroundings, including the street signs and nearby buildings. You can use your smartphone, tablet or a digital camera to take high-quality pictures.

Talk with the Witnesses

If there is anyone who was present when the accident occurred, talk to them to determine what they know about the incident. The accounts of the witnesses will help you validate your arguments in the event the case goes to trial. Do not pressure the witnesses to say something they are not willing to say. If possible, let them give you their names, contacts and home address and ask if it is okay to contact them.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Inform your insurance provider about the accident. Provide them will any relevant information you collected at the scene. In case they ask you about the damages caused, tell them you will give them those details once you visit the mechanic, seek medical attention and speak to a lawyer.

Never Admit Fault

One rule of thumb San Diego personal injury lawyers often stress is you should never admit liability for the accident, even if you are at fault. This will prevent you from being blamed for anything and will keep your insurance provider from canceling your claim.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Many San Diego personal injury lawyers specialize in motorcycle accident cases. So schedule an appointment with one of them to help you deal with the problem. This is very important if you were wrongly accused of being responsible for the accident or if your insurance claim was denied. You may also need a lawyer if the damages you incurred exceed the maximum amount you are entitled to in your insurance coverage.

A lawyer will work tirelessly to take care of your interests and ensure you get the right compensation. Most personal injury cases are on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t have to pay anything to get a lawyer.

What damages can I recover in a motor vehicle accident?

If the term damages is confusing to you, you are not alone. The term damages if often used following an accident when San Diego persona injury attorneys discuss with clients what they might be entitled to if they make the decision to file a personal injury claim. Damages are essentially monetary compensation for medical issues, health problems, medical bills, and other expenses incurred because someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer injury in a car accident. San Diego personal injury attorneys are well-versed in finding the most possible damages for your recovery, but you must still understand the kind of damages to which you could be entitled following an accident.

– Medical Costs
– Lost Wages
– Pain and Suffering
– Loss of Consortium
– Funeral and Wrongful Death Expenses

Medical Costs

When you’re involved in an accident, you might suffer injuries. If you do, you’ll need medical treatment. Some medical treatment is minor. Perhaps you are injured and you seek medical treatment only to find out your injuries are minor, need a little medication, and you’re out your co-pay and the cost of your prescriptions. It’s not a big deal, you don’t incur many medical bills, and what you pay out of pocket is very minor.

Other people are injured seriously. You might suffer broken bones, serious complications, internal bleeding, require surgery, lose a limb, or even require long-term medical care to deal with your injuries. If you require a hospital stay of even just a few days, the medical bills you incur grow quickly. San Diego personal injury attorneys can attest to the fact that a short-term hospital stay can still cost tens of thousands of dollars with or without surgery, which only makes the bills grow larger by the day.

You can seek damages to pay for the cost of your medical treatment if you’re involved in an accident someone else caused. You didn’t ask to be involved in this accident, nor is it your fault. The person responsible for your injuries becomes responsible for your medical bills.

Lost Wages

When you are injured seriously enough to require a hospital stay or time off work, you can lose wages. Your job is legally protected when you’re injured, but your employer is not legally obligated to pay you for medical leave. This means you could end up with mounting medial bills and lost wages. You’re now unable to pay for the basic cost of living, and it’s dangerous.

Pain and Suffering

The problems you face following an accident are more than just physical. You might face emotional issues, you might face stress from financial difficulties following an accident, and you might even lose your enjoyment of life. You can sue for this, and San Diego personal injury attorneys can help you figure out if you qualify for these damages.

Loss of Consortium

This is a complex situation no one should ever have to go through. When you or your spouse are involved in an accident and become unable to enjoy the affections a couple is accustomed to sharing in their marriage, it becomes a problem. If you or your spouse suffer an injury that makes it impossible to share the intimacies of marriage, you’re entitled to compensation for this issue.

Funeral, Burial, and Wrongful Death

If your loved one is killed because of an accident, it means you’re left without a spouse. It also means you’re left without someone to help pay the bills if that person was a financial contributor in the household. It means you’re able to sue for funeral costs, burial costs, and even wrongful death. These damages are imperative if someone is killed in an accident caused by someone else and their gross negligence.

It’s not uncommon to feel confused following an accident in which any of the above occurred. You are entitled to your rights, and an San Diego personal injury attorney can help you navigate these very confusing moments. You are entitled to damages, and you should seek them if your life was changed seriously following an accident caused by someone else. The law is complex, and an attorney can walk you through it and help you find a way to get what you deserve to make life a little easier.

$1,300,000.00

Premises Liability/Trip and Fall

FACTS: The Plaintiff stepped out of his apartment onto the apartment
building’s outdoor walkway when the Plaintiff tripped and fell on a
round tree dropping (liquidambar tree dropping). Several months
prior to the Plaintiff’s fall…

$600,000.00

Motorcyclist suffers from automobile accident

FACTS: The Plaintiff’s motorcycle was cut off by the Defendant’s
vehicle causing the Plaintiff to violently impact the pavement. The
Plaintiff left the scene of the accident without seeking emergency
medical care.

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