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Santa Clarita Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

What to Do If You Were Hurt in a Motorcycle Crash

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in or around Santa Clarita or Los Angeles County, you need the skill, and resources of an experienced professional motorcycle accident attorney by your side as an advocate for justice. In the wake of the accident, you may find yourself facing severe injuries necessitating extensive medical treatment, bills and ongoing rehabilitative therapy. Your injuries may even put you out of work for weeks or months. All of this can lead to serious financial hardships on top of the already difficult challenging of healing from your physical injuries and the trauma of the accident.

Once you have secured proper medical attention, schedule a consultation with a Santa Clarita motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson. We understand that any accident, including a motorcycle crashes, can have an immense impact on a victim’s life. Insurance companies are not your friend and you need a claim advocate for a proper damages settlement. Because of this, we work hard to recover the maximum compensation settlement claims for our clients so that they can move forward with their lives.

From our office in Valencia California, we serve motorcycle accident victims throughout SCV, the San Fernando Valley, and all of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Our personal injury attorneys provide legal services in English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog, and we offer contingency fees, meaning you do not have to pay any attorneys’ fees for representation unless we recover a claim settlement compensation for you.

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What Sets Us Apart

40+ Years of Experience

When people have been seriously injured in accidents or as a result of others’ negligence, they need two things from their personal injury attorney – they deserve to be treated with respect and they deserve real results. Our firm has been delivering both to our clients since 1980.

Supportive, Honest & Responsive Care

Given the experience and expert knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.

Offering Services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog

The multilingual proficiency of our legal team presents a distinct advantage, ensuring accessibility and effective communication for a diverse range of clients.

Available 24/7 by Phone

Accidents can occur at any moment, day or night. That’s why our services are available 24/7, ensuring immediate assistance and support when you need it the most.

No Fees Unless We Win

When we take on your case for representation, you can have peace of mind knowing that there is no fee unless we secure a successful claims outcome for you. Our commitment is aligned with your success, ensuring that you only pay when we win your case.

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    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

    The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is negligence. While there persists a false notion that motorcyclists are risky, dangerous drivers, the fact remains that most motorcycle accidents result from another motorist’s careless or reckless behavior.

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    Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in California include:

    • Failure to yield the right-of-way
    • Tailgating/following too closely
    • Drunk driving
    • Improper turns
    • Aggressive driving/road rage
    • Distracted driving, including using a cell phone while driving
    • Sideswiping motorcyclists who are lawfully lane-splitting
    • Inattention
    • Speeding
    • Unsafe passing
    • Failure to stop at red lights/stop signs
    • Changing lanes directly ahead of a motorcyclist
    • Failing to check blind spots before merging/changing lanes
    After our client was involved in a motorcycle accident, we were able to successfully secure $8.2 million dollars to help his recovery. Here is what our client had to say, “The Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson treated me like family. They went above and beyond in taking care of me and my case. I have used other lawyers in the past, but Ray is the best. Very professional. I highly recommend them!”

    Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    Because motorcyclists lack the same protection as passengers in other types of vehicles—including seatbelts, airbags, and car doors and roofs—they are often severely injured in motorcycle crashes when they are hit by larger, heavier vehicles.

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    Some of the most common injuries associated with a motorcycle accident include:

    • Broken bones
    • Whiplash
    • Road rash
    • Brain injuries
    • Concussions
    • Internal organ damage
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Death

    If another motorist’s negligent or wrongful conduct caused you or a loved one to suffer catastrophic injuries, representation from our experienced Santa Clarita motorcycle accident lawyers can help you fight for the fair recovery claims from damages you deserve.

    As your experienced legal counsel, we can investigate your accident and determine how the at-fault vehicle driver negligence contributed to the accident that caused your injuries. During this process investigating all parties involved, once we have established negligence, we can then work to prove liability and fight the insurance company to get you paid fair settlements for damages.

    Call 661.294.0044 or fill out and submit a free online case evaluation form to get started with a
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    California Motorcycle Laws You Should Know

    Anyone who owns and/or operates a motorcycle in the state of California should be aware of several important laws regarding motorcycles and their operation.

    California law requires all motorists, including motorcycle operators, to purchase minimum liability insurance. This type of insurance pays for bodily injury suffered by others in a collision, as well as for property damage.

    Minimum liability limits for motorcyclists in California are as follows:

    • $5,000 for property damage
    • $30,000 for total injury or death if multiple people are injured
    • $15,000 for injury or death to one person
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    Additional California motorcycle laws to keep in mind include:

    • Anyone who operates or rides on a motorcycle in California must wear an approved motorcycle helmet
    • Riders must first obtain a learner’s permit prior to receiving a motorcycle license; those under the age of 21 must have the permit for at least six months
    • Motorcycle riders in California must apply for and receive a motorcycle license in order to operate a motorcycle
    • Lane-splitting, or the practice of riding between lanes of traffic, is legal in California; this is the only state where lane-splitting is allowed

    These are just some of the many important laws all California motorcycle riders should be aware of; make sure that you know and follow all relevant laws when operating or riding a motorcycle anywhere in the state. Failure to do so could be used as evidence of negligence on your part and could limit your ability to recover compensation after a crash.

    How a Santa Clarita Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help

    A motorcycle lawyer can help injured victims from a collision recover the compensation they deserve, including lost income and wages or lost potential earnings (if the victim is unable to work for a period of time or forever), pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, and medical care expenses, just to name a few benefits you deserve compensation for.

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    At the Law Firm of C. Ray Carlson, we take great care when investigating motorcycle accident cases to preserve evidence that can help us win a case for your claim, especially if it requires a lawsuit and court trial. Our team offers compassionate, personalized counsel and aggressive advocacy on behalf of victims we represent and their families. We can talk to you during a free consultation to determine whether or not you have a viable case we believe we can win.

    Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorney Team Today

    With personal injury cases, it’s always important to hire someone with experience in cases like yours. In order to learn more about what a motorcycle accident attorney can do for you and your case, reach out to our skilled motorcycle accident lawyers today. We serve Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita, Fillmore, Santa Paula, the San Fernando Valley, and all of the surrounding communities. We would love to hear from you and to be given the chance to represent you.