Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer in Santa Barbara
Winning compensation under the California comparative fault law
The sweeping coastal roads of California, including those between Santa Barbara and Ventura, are a magnet for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, they are also the scene of many deadly accidents. At Patterson Law, we understand how serious a motorcycle accident can be. And, with nearly 35 years of trial experience, we understand just how quick law enforcement, insurance agencies and juries can be to blame the motorcyclist.
In fact, according to data from the California Office of Traffic Safety, motorcyclists were blamed for about 56 percent of injury accidents and 65 percent of fatal accidents. If you have been in an accident, it is important to talk to a Santa Barbara motorcycle accident injury attorney immediately. Research on the accident must begin before evidence is lost.
Your compensation depends on proving you are not at fault
California is a “comparative fault” state. That means if you are found to be 100 percent at fault, then you will not be able to recover for injuries or damages. If the court says you bear 60 percent of the blame, then your compensation would be reduced by that amount. That is why it is so important to talk immediately to an experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney in Santa Barbara who has the research and investigative skills to establish your case and the trial skills to prove it.
At Patterson Law, we conduct a thorough investigation and diligently work to win compensation for your injuries. For example, we are often able to show that an accident was caused in part by the failure of the other driver to take note of your presence due to “distracted driving.”
Helping you recover
Experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney in Santa Barbara
Patterson Law combines the experience of a large firm with the personal attention of a small firm. We primarily serve Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, though we work with clients from Los Angeles and San Francisco as well. Initial consultations are free. Call us at 888-479-4589 or contact us online.