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Experienced Attorneys Helping You Seek Compensation After Your Motorcycle Accident

With scenic highways, coastal roads, mountain passes, and sunny weather, California is a great place for motorcyclists to enjoy the open road. Unfortunately, thousands of motorcycle accidents occur yearly in the Golden State and nationwide. Accidents often have devastating consequences due to the sheer size difference between motorcycles and passenger or commercial vehicles, including serious injuries and fatalities.

At Padilla Law Group in Encinitas, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you and your family get back on your feet after a motorcycle accident. We will evaluate your case and gather evidence for maximum compensation. From medical expenses, property damage and lost wages from missed time at work, we can help you get the compensation you need to start moving forward.

I was injured or my family member was killed in a motorcycle accident. How will you handle this type of case?

Anytime a motorcyclist and possibly a passenger are involved in an accident with a heavier vehicle, catastrophic injury or death is a real possibility. All too often, bikers are seriously injured or killed on Southern California roads simply because the car or truck driver claimed they didn’t see the motorcycle. Our attorneys know the municipal and highway motorcycle traffic laws and legal issues necessary to present the strongest case for negotiating a full and fair settlement or winning in court, if your case proceeds to trial.

Our team of attorneys has years of experience serving accident victims and is ready to put that experience to work in your personal injury case.

Is lane-splitting legal in California?

Also called lane-sharing, lane-splitting refers to when a motorcyclist rides between lanes of traffic when traffic is stopped or moving slowly. The practice is legal in California and is a safe way to drive when performed with caution. Studies have shown that lane-splitting actually reduces the chances of accidents during busy traffic times.

Are helmets required for motorcyclists?

As a safety measure, California requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet while riding. Helmets are proven to reduce injuries and even save lives in the face of an accident. Failure to wear a helmet can result in traffic tickets, fines and severe injuries.

What motorcycle gear helps most in accidents?

Motorcyclists don’t wear leather just because it looks cool, but thick materials actually protect your body from road rash and severe lacerations. Helmets, gloves, boots, jackets and pants made for motorcycling all help to reduce the severity of injuries in many motorcycle accidents. Besides impact protection, suitable gloves can help you maintain a more secure grip on the handlebars, making it easier to control your motorcycle. Clothing made for motorcycling includes armor plating to provide extra protection to your skin and bones.

Contact An Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. We accept meetings in our Encinitas office as well as through video conferences. Call us at 760-536-4415 or complete our online contact form to get in touch.