The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration uses the term motorcycle to include any two-wheeled or three-wheeled motorcycle, off-road motorcycle, moped, scooter, mini bike, or pocket bike. While each of these cycles differ, one fact remains consistent. These vehicles afford riders far less protection than cars do. Any careless act on the road could kill or catastrophically injure a motorcyclist. The motorcycle accident attorneys at CaseyGerry know about these consequences first hand. For decades, they have been representing those who sustained injuries or lost a loved one on a motorcycle. If it happened to you, we can help.
Please note: Our firm also specifically offers information about electric bicycle crash laws and injuries in our bicycle accident section.
Experience, Knowledge, Compassion, Commitment
CaseyGerry obtained a $5.4 million verdict against the U.S. government in favor of motorcyclist involved in a serious collision with an on-duty U.S. border patrol agent. His injuries resulted in a leg amputation. The win was one of the highest San Diego motorcycle crash verdicts in federal court history.
In 2016, motorcycle-related fatalities in the state accounted for more than 15 percent of the total motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S. The same year, California saw 14,000 injuries and an 11 percent increase in motorcycle deaths from 2015. But if you are the one injured or the relative of someone killed in a motorcycle crash, the numbers don’t matter. What matters is the road ahead – the costs of care, pressure from the insurance company, tracking down police reports, and getting answers.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at CaseyGerry are dedicated to helping clients navigate their way through the complexities of their cases, not just with top-notch legal support but also with compassion and understanding. With more than 70 years of experience, the firm knows how to identify the causes of a crash and protect our clients’ rights while they focus on recovery.
Time Limits to File
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a crash in California, we welcome you to contact the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at CaseyGerry. Call (619) 238-1811 or fill out the form below to get started. We can discuss what happened to you, the next steps, and what you can expect.
Under California law, injured motorcyclists have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. For minors, that time frame starts on their 18th birthday. If the responsible party is a government entity, the victim only has six months to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit, regardless of whether he or she is a minor. It’s critical to protect your rights as soon as possible.