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Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident in California

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Riding a motorcycle down California’s sun-kissed roadways offers riders a unique blend of thrill and beautiful scenery. However, this adventure doesn’t come without risks. After an accident, many victims are left unsure of their next steps. However, the actions you take in the days and weeks after your accident can have a significant impact on the success of your claim for compensation. Documenting your accident, seeking immediate medical attention, and retaining the services of a motorcycle accident attorney that is experienced and skilled in handling the unique challenges of motorcycle accidents can all help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses.

At Jassim Law, our attorneys have over 20 years of experience protecting our clients’ rights and interests. We understand how challenging the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be and are here to help you navigate California’s complex claims process. Attorney Pajman Jassim is dedicated to the safety of California communities and will fight to hold all negligent parties fully accountable for your injuries and other losses. We can come to you to begin work on your case as you focus on healing from your physical and emotional injuries.

4 Ways to Protect Your Rights After a California Motorcycle Accident

The wake of a motorcycle accident can feel like a whirlwind of appointments, expenses, and new challenges as you contend with your injuries. If another person’s negligence caused your motorcycle accident, you deserve to recover compensation for the full scope of the harm they have caused. Taking the following steps after your accident can help you strengthen your claim and maximize your chances of a favorable outcome:

Document Your Accident

Accidents are over in a flash, making it essential to record any information as quickly as possible. Be sure to write down any details you remember about the collision and take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and any visible injuries. Obtaining a copy of the police report for your accident can also provide an unbiased record of what occurred. If you are too injured to handle these matters, you should ask a spouse, partner, or trusted family member or friend.

Seek Medical Attention

Get immediate medical attention! See a doctor as soon as possible, even if you think your injuries are minor. Getting a medical evaluation will create documentation that you were injured. If you wait too long, the insurance company may attempt to claim that your injuries are unrelated to your accident, or that there was a “gap in treatment.” Additionally, many injuries are invisible to the naked eye and can worsen significantly over time without proper diagnosis and treatment. Seeing a medical professional is vital for your safety and the success of your claim.

Don’t Speak to Insurance Companies without a Lawyer and Exercise Caution When Speaking About the Accident

Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to pay victims as little as possible for their accident-related losses. The insurance adjuster may use anything you say against you to deny or devalue your claim – this is true of even your OWN insurance carrier. We never advise or recommend providing a “recorded statement” or settlement offer without a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. 

Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney

The best way to protect your rights throughout every step of your motorcycle accident claim is by reaching out to a California motorcycle accident attorney who is experienced and skilled in handling motorcycle cases. Motorcycle collisions are different from car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and even bicycle accidents. Each of these types of “accidents” have unique challenges and issues that a motorcycle accident lawyer must be prepared for and proactive in handling.  

You will need an attorney who understands the ins and outs of California’s motorcycle personal injury laws on your side. For example, motorcyclists are often unfairly, incorrectly, and improperly blamed for the accident, blamed for lane splitting, or appearing to ride too fast when in fact they are not. Too often the motorcycle rider is placed at fault in a police traffic collision report, when in fact the crash is not the motorcyclists fault, or at least not entirely their fault. 

A knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney will help you build and file a case, protect you from being mistreated by the insurance company, and protect your rights throughout the legal process. 

Discuss Your Case With an Award-Winning Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Jassim Law

If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in California, don’t navigate the aftermath alone. We consult with you without charge, and if we can accept your case we do not charge you anything unless and until there is a monetary recovery, meaning there is no out of pocket expense to you.  

Let the experienced California motorcycle accident lawyers at Jassim Law protect you. Our lead attorney, Pajman Jassim, is not only a distinguished member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the American Association for Justice but is also deeply dedicated to advocating for the rights of accident victims. With a proven track record of success, Pajman Jassim and his team are committed to ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you rightly deserve.

Discover how Jassim Law can stand beside you in your pursuit of justice. Secure your free consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer today by dialing (619) 554-0624 or filling out our contact form. We also offer Zoom and telephone consultations to meet your needs.