Been Injured Due to Negligence? We Can Help.
Car & Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Fresno, CA
Serving Clients in Visalia
If you have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, you may be wondering how you can recover compensation to pay for hospital bills, property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering. However, it is not uncommon for the at-fault party and their insurance company to deny liability, which could result in having to cover all the accident-related expenses yourself. To ensure you obtain the financial compensation you deserve, you must hire an experienced personal injury attorney.
At Sawl Law Group, we have 30 years of combined experience helping our clients recover millions of dollars in various personal injury cases, including car accidents and motorcycle accident, Our Visalia legal team can thoroughly investigate the accident, gather supporting evidence, interview potential witnesses, negotiate a settlement with insurers, and maximize your entitled compensation.
California Car Accident Laws
California is an at-fault state, which means injured victims must file their car accident claim or personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party or their insurance company, rather than filing a claim through their own insurer. In order to successfully file a claim, you must prove that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, they breached that duty, their breach resulted in the underlying accident and your injuries, and you suffered damages caused by the at-fault party’s negligence or recklessness.
Our firm handles the following types of car accident claims in Visalia and Fresno:
Side-impact and side-swipe accidents
Multiple vehicle accidents
Uber & Lyft accidents
Intoxicated driving accidents
Distracted driving accidents
If you share blame for causing a car accident, California follows a “pure comparative negligence” rule. This means that if you are partly at fault in a collision, your percentage of fault will be subtracted from your total award.
For instance, if the jury awards you with $100,000 in damages, but the jurors also say that you are 25 percent at fault for causing the crash. You will end up with a total award of $75,000.
Motorcycle Accidents in California
In 2015, there were over 3,100 fatal car crashes and 450 fatal motorcycle collisions in California as reported by the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). Auto and motorcycle accidents are the most common cause of personal injury claims in the United States.
Motorcyclists are just as susceptible to serious injury even when they are wearing a helmet, motorcycle jacket, and all other suggested protective gear. Motorists often fail to be observant, changing lanes when a motorcyclist is passing and causing a collision. At high speeds, motorcyclists have been known to be thrown great distances and suffer from life-altering/threatening injuries as a result of the collision and resulting fall.
Common cause of motorcycle accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
Motorists making left turns
Drivers making unsafe lane changes
Dangerous road conditions
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Sawl Law Group is prepared to handle your case and obtain the results you need. After suffering such traumatizing events and injuries, it can be difficult to think about hiring a lawyer, but you must do so as soon as possible. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Your initial consultation is absolutely free, so contact our offices today or fill out our online evaluation form. We look forward to reviewing your legal options with you.