California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

California is a motorcycle rider’s paradise. Sweeping ocean views, mountain roads, desert highways and a mild climate make for one of the best places in the country to ride.

Unfortunately the popularity of our beautiful roads leads to a significant number of motorcycle accidents. According to the NHTSA, a motorcycle rider is about 35 times more likely to end up in a fatal accident than someone operating a car. Added to this problem are the busy highways of California as well as distracted drivers, and sometimes even drunk drivers leading many people to require help from a respected California motorcycle accident lawyer.

A History of Representing Motorcycle Riders

Humphrey & Rist has significant experience working on motorcycle accident cases. We have successfully tried motorcycle accident cases and have settled a number of cases for policy limits when the insurance company initially offered little to our client.

When a motorcycle accident occurs, it is imperative to seek the help of an attorney who is experienced in this area of the law. The injuries that occur and standards of care are not as simple in a motorcycle accident case, so having the right law firm can make all of the difference.

In many of these cases, we see riders who struggle to get back on their feet if they are even able to work. Personal injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident case can be substantial:

  • paralysis
  • broken bones
  • torn ligaments
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • soft tissue injuries
  • spinal cord injuries
  • head injuries
  • loss of limb
  • fatal accidents

When we are hired to work on a motorcycle accident case, our office immediately examines whether expert witnesses in causation and damages need to be retained. Having a life care planner or vocational expert to provide opinions in these cases can make a huge difference in the eventual settlement or verdict. Our office also works with medical providers to get medical records and organize the opinions of medical providers to present a cohesive story about your treatment at trial or during settlement discussions. These extra steps have resulted in significant victories for past clients.

Get Help with your California Motorcycle Accident Case

For more information about our work in motorcycle accident cases, or to speak to a lawyer in our Santa Barbara or San Diego office, call us at (805) 618-2924. There is never a charge to discuss an accident case with a potential client. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee unless your case is settled or won at trial.