This accident is a reminder of the substantially heightened risk that motorcyclists take every time they go out on the road. With this heightened risk in mind, it is of vital importance for motorcyclists to adhere to safety rules, such as traveling a safe distance from other vehicles and wearing the proper safety equipment.
However, even if all of the proper safety measures are taken by motorcyclists it does not guarantee that everyone else on the road will drive safely too. Drivers make negligent decisions every day across the country. Many drivers failed to see riders, cut in front of them, or otherwise engage in risky conduct that increases the risk of collision. When these errors are made if is more often the motorcyclists most often pay the higher price. It is not uncommon for riders to face serious (even fatal) injuries while car drivers and passengers are unharmed.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in our area it is important to contact a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney immediately for several reasons. One extremely important reason to contact an attorney as soon as possible following an accident is that statute of limitation laws are applicable to all personal injury and wrongful death cases. This means that if a victim or a victim’s family waits too long to take legal action they may lose their right to bring a lawsuit at all. This time limit varies depending on the particular circumstances of the case—who was hurt, who was at fault, and how they were negligent. Since the time limit can vary greatly it is important to contact a lawyer specializing in personal injury and wrongful death, and can make sure that a suit is brought within the appropriate time frame.
Beyond the statue of limitations, an attorney can help ensure that an appropriate investigation is conducted and that evidence from the accident is obtained and properly saved for a future case. Even if a suit is filed within the statute of limitations, the further away from the time of the accident a case begins, sometimes the harder it is to preserve crucial information about exactly what happened.
The San Diego personal injury lawyers of the Walton Law Firm have extensive experience in representing motorcyclists and their passengers in personal injury cases following motorcycle accidents. They have not only successfully represented the riders of these cases, but also the families of the riders in wrongful death lawsuits. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, or a loved one has, do not delay in calling the Walton law firm toll free at (866) 607-1325 or locally at (760) 571-5500 for a free and confidential consultation. A consultation with an attorney can help determine and your rights and obtain justice for your pain and suffering.