Carlsbad Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Have you been hurt in a Carlsbad motorcycle accident?
Many clients visit our office after they have been injured in motorcycle accidents in or near Carlsbad. Based in North County, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Walton Law Firm have worked with victims of these crashes throughout the area. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents strike with surprising frequency in North County, on I-5 or SR-78, or in the hills of eastern North County. Research continues to show that those who ride motorcycles are much more likely to be involved in an accident than car riders. In more cases than not, the accident is caused by car and truck drivers who fail to see the motorcycle or respect their right of way.
Severe injuries so often results from these accidents because, obviously, motorcycles provide much less protection than that found in other motor vehicles. When clients visit our office to learn more about their legal rights following a motorcycle accident they usually have many questions about the services we provide. To help we have included more information below to help answer some of those questions. Feel free to take a look at the information below and to contact us directly to learn more. We can be reached online at any time or by phone at (866) 607-1325 or (760) 571-5500.
Do I have to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit to recover for my losses?
The law allows all those who are harmed in one of these accidents through the fault of another to file a lawsuit against the negligent party to recover. However, not all cases must include the filing of a lawsuit and a trial. In many cases our lawyer will work on your behalf to negotiate a fair settlement without the need to go to trial. In many cases the insurance company for the wrongdoer will contact you in an attempt to resolve the case. Quite frequently it is very helpful to have professional assistance with these matters. Insurance companies will seek to pay out as little money as possible. Having a zealous advocate who understands the legal system negotiating on your behalf usually makes a significant difference in the final agreement.
An attorney can work to ensure that you receive economic damages and, when appropriate, non-economic damages. Virtually all Carlsbad motorcycle accident victims can recover for their economic losses like property damage, medical expenses, and lost wages. In addition, some clients can recover for losses like pain, suffering, loss of companionship, emotional distress, and similar damage. These are known as non-economic damages.
What is the statute of limitations for California motorcycle lawsuits?
Under the state law a motorcycle accident victim must file their lawsuit seeking recovery for their personal injuries within two years of the crash. In addition, if there is a public entity involved in the incident, such as if a government vehicle caused the accident, then there may be a six month limit on the suit. These time requirements make it important to contact professional legal help soon to ensure your legal rights are not waived.
How long does it usually take to resolve?
Cases that are settled without the need to file a lawsuit will generally be resolved much quicker than those that require a lawsuit and/or trial. Settlements can often be reached within 90 to 120 days. Lawsuits and potential trials take longer because they involve more detailed legal action and must be resolved on a court’s schedule—often lasting over a year.
About Our Firm
The San Diego motorcycle accident attorney at the Walton Law Firm is proud to help victims of all forms of injury recover for their losses, including motorcycle accident victims throughout the San Diego area, and prominently in North County. Through our years of experience we have come to appreciate the importance that each case has on the individuals involved. That is why we ensure that we are able to commit individual resources and attention to each and every case to ensure a timely and fair resolution. Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your situation.
About Carlsbad, California
Carlsbad, California has been growing steadily over the past few years. Lying about thirty-five miles north of San Diego, Carlsbad is now home to over 100,000 residents. The city is a popular destination for all those seeking to enjoy the beauty of southern California. It is also the site of a growing pool of corporate headquarters, including Legoland and the Calloway Golf Company.