Oceanside Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Do you need help after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Oceanside, California?
With our office centrally located in the North County, Walton Law Firm has been helping Oceanside residents who are hurt in motorcycles accidents for 20 years. When clients come into our office to seek help with these issues, they usually have lots of questions: What are my rights? How can I get my medical bills paid? Can I sue the person who caused my accident? Mostly they are just frustrated by having to deal with the post-accident mess, including insurance companies, when they would rather be focused on healing.
To help answer some preliminary questions about motorcycle injury claims we have provided some information below. Please take a look, and feel free to contact us using our online questionnaire or by phone at (866) 607-1325 or (760) 571-5500.
What is involved in a motorcycle lawsuit?
Motorcycle accidents are often the form of motor vehicle accidents that result in the greatest injury. Motorcycle crashes are consistently among the leading causes of death for the younger demographics, particularly men, with many accident taking place in North County. Studies indicate that motorcycle riders and passengers are a staggering thirty five times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than car drivers and passengers. They are also seven times more likely to be involved in fatal accidents when compared to those in other types of vehicles.
Walton Law Firm provides free consultations to any person looking for guidance after a motorcycle accident. We can explain your options, whether that is to try and settle the case on your own, with the help of counsel, or to file a lawsuit. In most of our motorcycle injury cases, we will help negotiate with an insurance company or an opposing attorney to reach a fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, then we will pursue an actual lawsuit to hold the wrongdoer accountable. However, a lawsuit will never be filed without the client’s express consent.
In both negotiations and when pursuing a lawsuit, Oceanside motorcycle accident victims can recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are more common and involve medical expenses, property damages, and lost wages. Non-economic damages are often found in cases involving more serious injuries. They include more nuanced forms of loss, such as emotional distress, pain, suffering, and loss of companionship. An attorney will be able to explain if non-economic damages are appropriate in your situation after you share your story.
Is there a time limit for filing a California motorcycle lawsuit?
Just as in all cases involving personal injury, there is a time limit on when a suit can be filed. Specifically, there is a two-year statute of limitations on motorcycle accidents claims that occur in California. That makes it vital to contact an attorney in a timely fashion to protect your rights. In some cases the time limit may even be less. When a public entity or individual is involved in the lawsuit—such as a car driven by a government employee on the job (school buses, trash trucks, etc.) — then suits often need to be filed within 6 months.
How long does it usually take to resolve?
If a case is settled without the need to purse a lawsuit then it is sometimes can be resolved as soon as three to four months. However, more complicated cases, or those that must progress all the way to trial, can frequently take a year or even much longer.
About Our Firm
Our California motorcycle accident attorney at the Walton Law Firm has successfully represented many motorcycle riders, passengers, and their families following injuries in these accidents. We continue to represent victims throughout the San Diego area, including in Oceanside. We are proud to take a personal interest in every case so that client’s issues are resolved promptly and efficiently. Please consider giving us a call or contacting us online to learn more about how we can help with your situation.
Oceanside, California has grown steadily over the years and has well over 100,000 residents. Situated near the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the area is home to many U.S. service members. It is also known as a popular resort city. People from around the country continue to settle down in the region, and several years ago it was named the top vacation home market in the entire nation by the Wall Street Journal.