Santa Clarita Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Providing Superior Legal Representation for Motorcycle Accident Victims in the SCV

Southern California provides idyllic scenery and weather, attracting motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country. Unfortunately, the high number of motorcyclists also means a high motorcycle death rate for the area. Other drivers often fail to yield to motorcycles or fail to observe basic traffic laws resulting in catastrophic injuries.  At Injured 661, we are dedicated advocates for individuals injured or killed in motorcycle accidents in the SCV. Our Santa Clarita motorcycle accident lawyers have obtained millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims and their families. With decades of experience, we know what it takes to hold negligent drivers accountable for their wrongdoing. Contact our office at (661) 917-2224 for a free consultation. There are never any fees unless we win your case. Call today to get started.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable operators on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles only account for about 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States. Yet, motorcyclists account for 14% of all traffic-related fatalities.
  • Motorcyclists are roughly 28 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than other car occupants.
  • On average, around 5,000 motorcyclists are killed in a single year.
  • According to the most recent data available, the majority of motorcycle fatalities occurred during daylight hours without inclement weather.
  • Speed is often a contributing factor in fatal motorcycle accidents.
  • In California, there were 515 motorcycle riders killed in a single year; alcohol impairment (driver blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or higher) was a factor in nearly one-third (28%) of them.

What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

There can be one or more contributing factors that cause motorcycle accidents. At Injured 661, we will help determine the cause of the accident and who may be held liable. Even if you were partially at fault for your injuries, you might still be able to collect compensation against a negligent party. Common causes of motorcycle accidents resulting in liability include:
  • Operator inattention
  • Distracted driving (texting, talking on a cell phone, playing with the radio, etc.)
  • Driving while impaired/driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to yield
  • Disobeying traffic laws
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
Regardless of what you think caused the accident, you should always consult with an experienced Santa Clarita motorcycle accident lawyer to determine if you have a valid claim for damages.

How Can an Attorney Help?

Without the help of an attorney, you may not receive the maximum compensation available for your case. Many times, insurance companies will try to get you to settle for less than your claim is worth. They may downplay your injuries or deny that their insured caused the accident.  At Injured 661, we know all of the tricks that insurance companies use to reduce your claim, and we will fight to get you the money you deserve. You should never have to settle for less than your case is worth, particularly in a motorcycle accident where injuries can be severe.  Our Santa Clarita motorcycle accident lawyers will help you navigate your case from the initial paperwork to receiving a settlement check and long after your case is closed. 

Why Hire Local?

After a motorcycle accident that results in serious injury or death, it can be challenging to know who to trust. Hiring a local attorney ensures that you receive the compassionate, dedicated care that your case deserves. You need someone who knows the area where the crash occurred and someone who knows the local courthouses where your case will be heard if it goes to trial. At Injured 661, our Santa Clarita motorcycle accident lawyers live and work in the area. Founder Steffanie Stelnick grew up here attending elementary through high school in the Santa Clarita Valley. We believe in the community and hope to help as many people as possible. 

When Should I Hire an Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident?

In order to protect your right to recover damages, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Motorcyclists must file a lawsuit within two years of the accident which caused their injuries. Failure to file a lawsuit within the statutory time period can result in a denial of your claim for damages. Hiring an attorney immediately after your accident can ensure that you receive adequate medical attention, file all necessary paperwork and receive full compensation for your injuries. By hiring Injured 661 as quickly as possible, you can relieve the stress and anxiety associated with an accident. We will handle the insurance company and make sure that all statutory timelines are met.

What Should I Do If I Am Involved in a Motorcycle Accident?

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in the Santa Clarita Valley, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Santa Clarita or the surrounding area:
  • If you are able, contact 9-1-1 from the scene of the crash. Law enforcement can dispatch for emergency medical treatment.
  • Seek medical treatment immediately if you are not transported to the hospital by ambulance.
  • Once you are able, gather as much evidence as you can - take pictures at the scene, document damages to your bike and gear, write down everything that happened, and request a copy of the police report.
  • Contact our office to speak directly with a Santa Clarita motorcycle accident lawyer.

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Injured 661 Today!

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the SCV, contact our office for a free consultation. There are never any fees unless we win your case. Our legal team will help you get the compensation you deserve by holding negligent operators accountable for their wrongdoing. Call (661) 917-2224 or fill out our online contact form. We represent motorcycle accident victims and their families throughout the Santa Clarita area, including Valencia, Newhall, Canyon Country, Saugus, and beyond.

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If you've injured due to another's negligence, reaching out to a personal injury attorney in a timely manner is one of the best things you can do for the best chance of being awarded financial compensation. Contact our team today for free legal help. There are no fees unless we win your case! 

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