With all the great weather, magnificent scenery and open roads, it seems like California’s High Desert was made for motorcycles.
While the majority of motorcyclists are safe riders, the roads they travel are full of potential hazards. A distracted motorist, a defective part or an unmarked patch of torn up road are all it can take to cause a motorcycle accident that results in serious injury to the rider.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another, you have a right to seek compensation for the damages caused by your injuries.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are two types of Palm Desert motorcycle accidents: single motorcycle accidents and those involving another vehicle.
In accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, it’s not uncommon for the driver of the other vehicle to be at fault. In many cases, they were completely unaware of the motorcycle and cause the accident when they:
- Changed lanes
- Pulled out into traffic
- Crossed an intersection
- Ran a red light
- Texted/talked while driving
While single rider motorcycle accidents are usually caused by speeding and rider impairment, many California motorcyclists are injured each year in accidents caused by:
- Defective manufacturer parts
- Poor road maintenance
- Lack of warning signs
- Road debris
Common Palm Desert Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Because of the motorcycle’s lack of enclosure and restraints, even riders who wear helmets and protective gear can experience serious or event fatal accident injuries, including:
- Road Rash
- Broken bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Damage to Internal organs
- Eye injuries
- Wrongful death
Should I Accept a Settlement?
The answer is: Not until you talk to an attorney. As soon as you’re able, we urge you to reach out to the law offices of Palm Desert personal injury attorneys Dinsmore & Sandelmann — especially before agreeing to any settlement with an insurance company. You can’t depend on the insurance company to provide you with a fair settlement. The insurance companies are in business to make money. They’re going to try and get away with paying you as little as possible. Offers from the insurance company rarely cover the entire costs of your injuries.
Our Palm Desert motorcycle accident attorneys have successfully represented riders injured in motorcycle accidents and are available to help you with such cases in Palm Springs, Indio, Cathedral City, Coachella, La Quinta, Thermal, Mecca or other High Desert California communities. We’re dedicated to getting our clients the total compensation they are due for their accident related losses, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
At Dinsmore & Sandelmann, we have the resources and expertise to gather the crucial evidence that will be needed to establish proof as to who was actually at fault in your accident. Remember, California is a comparative negligence state — you’ll need someone who can demonstrate you shared little or no negligence for the accident. (Which is why we advise everyone to wear a helmet and avoid lane splitting.) We’ll obtain medical records, police reports and expert testimony to support your case.
We aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies to make sure you get the compensation you deserve to cover all your losses — those you face today as well as those you will face in the future because of your injury. If the insurance company refuses to pay the total compensation you are entitled to, we have the skill, dedication and resources to take the case to trial.
Get Help Today from the Experienced Palm Desert Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Dinsmore & Sandelmann
You’re probably asking yourself, how can I afford a personal injury attorney when I can’t even afford to pay my medical bills, rent or other bills? Don’t worry — Dinsmore & Sandelmann handle all motorcycle injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront fees or costs for our services and we only collect a fee after we’ve secured your settlement or a verdict at trial.
Dinsmore & Sandelmann have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you were injured and are unable to work due to a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you have an ally in Dinsmore & Sandelmann. Our Palm Desert motorcycle accident attorneys are ready and able to fight to get you every penny you deserve for your injuries. You can rest easy once we’re on the case.