Carlsbad Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Carlsbad is a popular destination for motorcyclists. Our commanding scenery coupled with fantastic weather makes riding on a bike a popular hobby. Whether you ride your motorcycle with a club or take the bike every day to work or school, you deserve safe streets and respect from other motorists. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists are injured in preventable collisions due to road hazards and negligent drivers.
Please contact Pursley Law Firm if you want to talk about your accident. As our Carlsbad motorcycle accident lawyer can explain in more detail, you might be able to sue a negligent motorist for hurting you, but you improve the odds of success by hiring a seasoned lawyer.
Hazards on the Road
Motorcyclists are vulnerable in ways that other motorists are not. Without any kind of buffer, a motorcyclist can endure a direct hit by a car or truck going at high speeds and suffer horrifying injuries, including fractures, paralysis, concussions, and neck injuries. Other disfiguring injuries include road rash, which is a type of abrasion which often becomes infected. Many motorcyclists are permanently disfigured in a crash.
Many accidents are caused by negligent drivers who represent a serious threat on the roads. These drivers fail to give motorcyclists enough space and are known to cut them off by refusing to yield. Many bikers are forced off the road because an aggressive driver tries to pass too closely or pulls directly in front of them.
In California, a driver is liable for any accident caused by their negligence, including:
- Texting and driving
- Driving while distracted
- Chemical impairment and intoxication
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Illegal lane changes
- Failing to use mirrors or turn signals
If you were struck at an intersection, you can typically sue for compensation or bring a claim on the driver’s insurance. Every driver should have liability coverage when registering their vehicle. We have sought monetary compensation for our clients’ lost income, motorcycle damage, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other expenses. We will gladly review how much you can receive.
Some accidents aren’t the fault of a driver but are due to a road defect. Many motorcyclists are upended when they hit a pothole or seam in the road. Other hazards include construction debris. If you are hurt, we might sue the contractor that performed road repairs or the municipality responsible for maintenance. That is a complicated process, with tight deadlines, because California and its municipalities are often immune from a lawsuit.
The Odds Are Stacked Against Motorcycle Riders. I Can Be Your Advocate.
Motorcycle riders are at the mercy of bigger vehicles and distracted drivers. In a collision, it’s the motorcyclist who often suffers the worst injuries.
I am Carlsbad motorcycle accident lawyer Jared Pursley. My mission is to level the playing field for victims of motorcycle accidents. If you suffered serious injury in collision with a motor vehicle, I will tenaciously pursue the compensation you need to recover.
Pursley Law Firm handles bike crashes in Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and throughout the North County region.
The Real Story Of Motorcycle Crashes
Motorcycle accidents happen because automobile drivers don’t see motorcycles. Many crashes are caused by careless or aggressive drivers who:
- Turn left in front of motorcycles
- Change lanes without looking
- Pull out into traffic
- Run red lights or stop signs
- Are distracted by smartphones or pets
I See You. And I See Your Hardships.
I know firsthand that motorcycle riders and passengers often suffer serious or permanent injuries, including spinal injuries, head injuries, broken bones and road rash.
I am committed to seeking compensation for your medical care, loss of income, lasting disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering and property damage to your cycle.
If the insurance company will not cover your losses and provide a fair and just settlement, I will not hesitate to fight for maximum compensation at trial.
Call Us as Soon as Possible
Pursley Law Firm can step in and help anyone injured in a motorcycle accident. Many motorcyclists are surprised at how difficult it is to negotiate a settlement on their own. Some insurers are biased against motorcyclists, wrongly believing that you are always to blame for your accident. Our law firm can find relevant evidence to help reconstruct what happened, then present our findings to the insurance company while negotiating a settlement. Contact us today to speak with our Carlsbad motorcycle accident lawyer in a free consultation.