Walnut Creek Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At Milanfar Law Firm, PC, we have what you need to recover financial compensation and move forward after a devastating motorcycle accident in Walnut Creek, California. We have handled motorcycle accident cases for more than 20 years, from inception to verdict. Our attorneys represent not only injured accident victims but also defendants and insurance companies – giving us unique insights into how the other side works. We can help you seek justice if you were recently injured in a motorcycle crash.
Why Choose Us?
- We have a perspective that most firms do not, with experience from both sides of a motorcycle accident case.
- Our law firm utilizes research and technology to effectively tell our client’s stories.
- We provide the highest level of service to our clients and community.
- We are respected and resourceful motorcycle accident attorneys who never forget that the law is about people.
- We care deeply about our clients and their futures and put them first in our legal services.
Who Is Responsible for a Motorcycle Accident in California?
Determining liability, or financial responsibility, for your motorcycle wreck first requires an understanding of California’s fault law. Like most states, California uses a tort-based car insurance system, meaning the person responsible for paying for an accident is the one who caused the crash (a third-party insurance claim). In a no-fault insurance state, on the other hand, an injured motorcyclist would seek compensation from his or her own insurance provider (a first-party claim), regardless of fault.
Do You Need to Prove Fault Before You Can Recover Compensation?
While a third-party insurance claim will generally result in greater financial compensation for a crash victim, the tradeoff is that the victim must prove fault to be eligible for benefits. A first-party insurance claim does not require proof of fault or negligence. In California, however, before you can collect a settlement from another driver’s insurance company, you or your lawyer must establish proof of fault. In other words, you must show that the driver caused your motorcycle crash through an act of negligence.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence in a motorcycle accident case can refer to many different acts or behaviors by an individual that a reasonable and prudent person would not commit under similar circumstances. Common examples include:
- Texting and driving
- Driving while drunk
- Making an unsafe lane change
- Running a red light
If your lawyer can prove that the other driver negligently caused your motorcycle accident, you can collect compensation from that person’s insurance provider.
What Compensation Is Available for a Motorcycle Crash?
A successful motorcycle accident lawsuit in Walnut Creek can help your family pay for all of the costs associated with the collision. This can be especially important if you suffered serious injuries that will require future foreseeable medical care. In California, a claimant in a personal injury case can recover financial compensation for both economic (tangible) and non-economic (intangible) damages. Your list of damages may include:
- Motorcycle repairs or replacement
- Present and future necessary medical care
- Lost wages from days where you cannot work
- Lost capacity to earn due to a disability
- Physical pain, suffering, and emotional distress
- Death benefits if you tragically lost a loved one
- Punitive damages for wrongful acts by the defendant
The cost of a motorcycle accident can be extensive, depending on the severity of the victim’s injuries. Many motorcycle accidents cause catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, and paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia). This can mean a high-value motorcycle accident case. Get an accurate evaluation of the worth of your case from our attorneys before saying yes to an insurance settlement.
Speak to Our Experienced Walnut Creek Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
You have legal rights as the injured victim of a motorcycle accident. Let our Walnut Creek motorcycle accident lawyers help you understand and protect them. For years, Attorney Shahrad Milanfar and his team of attorneys have been trusted advocates for accident victims throughout California. Find out how we can help you with a case during a free initial consultation. Please call (925) 433-6003 or contact us online today.