Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle accident attorney Jim Pocrass understands the attraction of riding a bike. He has been riding for decades. He also understands how careless motorists, truck drivers, bus drivers, and even pedestrians can cause a motorcycle accident regardless of how careful a motorcyclist is.
A motorcycle accident can be deadly. Even a non-fatal motorcycle crash can leave a person severely injured for years — even life. The medical bills, the inability to work for some time as you recover, can result in serious financial trouble for you and your family.
If you lost a loved one to a wrongful death because of a motorcycle accident, you might be struggling to support your family and have extensive medical bills and funeral expenses to deal with in addition to your grief.
Motorcycle accident attorney Jim Pocrass at Pocrass & De Los Reyes has extensive experience in working with people who are dealing with the aftershocks of a motorcycle accident. Contact Jim Pocrass for a FREE, no-obligation consultation to learn about your legal options. At Pocrass & De Los Reyes, you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The driver who caused your motorcycle accident may be found negligent for a number of different reasons, including:
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Driving too fast
- Driving too slowly
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Being under the influence of alcohol
- Being under the influence of drugs (including prescription or over-the-counter medication)
- Reckless behavior
Who is Responsible for Your Motorcycle Accident
California recognizes comparative negligence. This means that all parties responsible for your motorcycle accident can be held for a proportion of the damages according to the percentage they are found to be at fault for the accident.
For instance, if a negligent driver was found to be 10 percent at fault for your injuries, that driver would have to pay 10 percent of your damages.
The driver who hit you may not be the only entity responsible for your injuries. Others who may be liable include:
- Local, state, or federal government (for, example, unsafe road conditions)
- The manufacturer of your motorcycle
- The motorcycle dealership or seller
- The manufacturer of the vehicle that hit you
- The seller of the vehicle that hit you
- The owner of the vehicle that hit you (if someone other than the driver)
- A passenger in the other driver’s vehicle
- A driver or pedestrian not hit in the accident
Liability in motorcycle accident lawsuits can be complicated. That is why motorcycle accident attorney Jim Pocrass assembles a team of experts to present persuasive testimony in such areas a accident reconstruction, medicine, psychiatry, and product engineering.
Types of Damages You Can Recover
Victims of a motorcycle accident, and in some cases their families, may be able to recover compensation for:
- Physical injuries
- Emotional distress
- A wrongful death
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Vocational training
- Motorcycle repair or replacement costs
- Damage to other physical property
The Cost of a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes take motorcycle accident cases on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
Time Limits to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
The sooner you speak to a motorcycle accident attorney the better.
When you contact motorcycle accident attorney Jim Pocrass, he begins investigating your case to determine all parties who might be liable for your motorcycle accident. He also interviews witnesses before memories fade or people become difficult to find. He begins collecting all evidence before documents are lost, destroyed, or altered.
All lawsuits have a statue of limitations (deadline) by which time the lawsuit must be filed. If you miss the deadline to file a lawsuit, you give up all rights to ever file a lawsuit to get compensation for you serious personal injuries.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Contact motorcycle accident attorney Jim Pocrass at Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Motorcycle Case Results
$1.4 Million Settlement
A car made a left turn in front of an ongoing motorcyclist, causing the motorcyclist serious personal injuries, including multiple pelvic fractures.
The accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes take cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, contact us.