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Experienced Santa Clarita Motorcycle Accident Attorneys with a Passion for Motorcycles and Justice

Santa Clarita is known for its wide-open roads, pleasant year-round weather, and wealth of recreational activities. It’s no surprise that thousands of people love to hit the road on two wheels to soak up the sun during their daily commutes. We are talking about motorcycles, of course.

Our very own senior partner, Greg Owen, is an avid motorcyclist himself. Greg lives and breathes motorcycles — he was even a professional motocross racer in the 1970s. Greg brings this same passion for motorcycles and their riders to the courtroom.

After witnessing the injustices that fellow riders suffered at the hands of insurance companies when they didn’t have adequate representation, Greg left motocross to become a personal injury lawyer. His dedication to the field is evident by his meticulous attention to detail in defending the rights of fellow riders.

Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) has won tens of millions of dollars for motorcycle accident victims throughout Santa Clarita and the greater So Cal region.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, our passionate motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to assist. We will fight for your rights in your time of need and make every effort to recover compensation on your behalf.

For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Santa Clarita, call 800.672.5295

OPO is not your average personal injury firm. Our attorneys exhibit unparalleled passion and commitment when it comes to standing up for our clients. We have a proven track record when it comes to motorcycle accident injury cases. When the defense sees OPO in your corner, they will take notice.

Some highlights of our recent victories for injured motorcyclists include:

  • $2.2 million for an injured motorcyclist after a driver turned left in front of the rider.
  • $250,000 for a motorcyclist who suffered a broken collar bone and a knee injury after an automobile cut across five lanes of traffic.
  • $175,000 for a motorcyclist who was rear-ended, resulting in a fractured tail bone and neck injury.
  • $125,000 for a motorcyclist who required hand surgery after being hit by a driver making a left turn.

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    Santa Clarita is known for its wide-open roads, pleasant year-round weather, and wealth of recreational activities. It’s no surprise that thousands of people love to hit the road on two wheels to soak up the sun during their daily commutes. We are talking about motorcycles, of course.

    Our very own senior partner, Greg Owen, is an avid motorcyclist himself. Greg lives and breathes motorcycles — he was even a professional motocross racer in the 1970s. Greg brings this same passion for motorcycles and their riders to the courtroom.

    After witnessing the injustices that fellow riders suffered at the hands of insurance companies when they didn’t have adequate representation, Greg left motocross to become a personal injury lawyer. His dedication to the field is evident by his meticulous attention to detail in defending the rights of fellow riders.

    Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) has won tens of millions of dollars for motorcycle accident victims throughout Santa Clarita and the greater So Cal region.

    If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, our passionate motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to assist. We will fight for your rights in your time of need and make every effort to recover compensation on your behalf.

    For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Santa Clarita, call 800.672.5295

    OPO is not your average personal injury firm. Our attorneys exhibit unparalleled passion and commitment when it comes to standing up for our clients. We have a proven track record when it comes to motorcycle accident injury cases. When the defense sees OPO in your corner, they will take notice.

    Some highlights of our recent victories for injured motorcyclists include:

    • $2.2 million for an injured motorcyclist after a driver turned left in front of the rider.
    • $250,000 for a motorcyclist who suffered a broken collar bone and a knee injury after an automobile cut across five lanes of traffic.
    • $175,000 for a motorcyclist who was rear-ended, resulting in a fractured tail bone and neck injury.
    • $125,000 for a motorcyclist who required hand surgery after being hit by a driver making a left turn.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      Greater Risk for Death for Motorcyclists in California

      Unfortunately, Santa Clarita motorcyclists are at a greater risk of death in the state of California. This is partially due to the compact nature of motorcycles, which allows them to go unseen in the blind spots of other vehicles. In addition, motorcyclists do not have the luxury of being protected by a metal enclosure, as is the case with traditional automobiles.

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,985 motorcyclists died in motorcycle accidents in 2018. Fatalities for motorcyclists occurred nearly 27 times more frequently than passenger vehicle occupant deaths, accounting for 14 percent of traffic-related deaths. 

      These fatalities occurred despite the fact that motorcycles only account for roughly 3% of all registered vehicles on the road.

      Riding in Los Angeles County magnifies these risks. California has the second-highest motorcyclist death rate in traffic accidents across the country. This staggering statistic does not even include the countless motorcyclists who suffer from non-fatal injuries every year.

      Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

      The injuries caused by a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic and life-altering. Unlike most auto accidents, where it may be possible to walk away with minor injuries, the average motorcycle accident causes severe damage to riders.

      If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may have suffered serious injuries, such as:

      • Neck injuries
      • Spinal cord damage
      • Broken bones
      • Brain injuries
      • Burns
      • Lost limbs

      Our Santa Clarita motorcycle accident lawyers can help you get the medical treatment you need with no upfront costs.

      At OPO, we will handle the stress of dealing with insurance companies so that you can focus on healing and putting your life back together in the days following a motorcycle accident injury.

      When to Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

      Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be incredibly frustrating. You may feel like you did everything right and were still left to deal with pain and suffering. Sadly, this is not a one-time tragedy. Hundreds of motorcycle accident victims we represent at OPO have shared similar accounts.

      Most of the time, motorcycle crashes occur due to events outside of the rider’s control, such as:

      • Driver Negligence—Motorcycles are much smaller than standard vehicles. As a result, they can often go unseen by drivers. This can cause other drivers to pull out in front of motorcycles or crash directly into them when changing lanes. Insurance companies and law enforcement personnel often unfairly blame motorcycle riders when a crash occurs. Fortunately, when you partner with the team at OPO, we will conduct our own investigation. We will interview witnesses, review accident reports, and collect any other evidence necessary to build a strong case for your claim. We will even help you prepare statements for your insurance company.
      • Equipment Malfunctions—Sometimes, the cause of a motorcycle crash is the motorcycle itself. Brake failure, engine malfunction, and defective tires are just a few of the defects that can lead to severe motorcycle accidents. With motorcycle enthusiasts on our team, OPO is familiar with the intricate parts of a motorcycle and the laws surrounding their use.
      • Inclement weather and unsafe roads—Motorcycles are much smaller than standard vehicles. As a result, they can often go unseen by drivers. This can cause other drivers to pull out in front of motorcycles or crash directly into them when changing lanes. Insurance companies and law enforcement personnel often unfairly blame motorcycle riders when a crash occurs. Fortunately, when you partner with the team at OPO, we will conduct our own investigation. We will interview witnesses, review accident reports, and collect any other evidence necessary to build a strong case for your claim. We will even help you prepare statements for your insurance company.

      While your physical injuries are more apparent, the emotional trauma you may be experiencing after your motorcycle accident can be just as taxing on your health. The emotional turmoil, such as feelings of sadness, helplessness, or anxiety, can be further compounded by the long and complicated motorcycle accident claims process. Endless amounts of paperwork, the hassle of dealing with insurance companies, and gathering the necessary evidence to support your case are just a few of the things you have to contend with, which is difficult when you’re unaware of your rights and in extreme physical pain.

      At OPO, we understand this is a traumatic time in your life, one which requires more than a legal advisor. You also need a trusted friend who will hold your hand and walk you through this process step by step.

      When you work with one of our Santa Clarita motorcycle accident attorneys, you can expect:

      • Responsiveness—During this process, your mind may be flooded with questions. Feelings of uncertainty are only natural during this time. Our personal injury firm will work hard to make sure none of your questions go unanswered and will keep you updated as your case progresses.
      • Your case to be our number one priority—Regardless of how big or small your claim is, your case will remain a priority. Our firm philosophy is that people matter. For us, more than the awards and the accolades, though we have plenty of those too, the most important thing in our business is client satisfaction. Whether it’s a medical treatment you need or to repair the damage done to your motorcycle, we will work hard to recover the compensation you deserve.
      • Care and attentiveness—We recognize that as you move along the path to recovery that you may need to hear a friendly voice on the other end of the phone at times. We will not only help you secure the medical treatment you need but also follow up to make sure your medical needs are adequately handled. And just because your case settles doesn’t mean your relationship with us has to end. Many of our clients have gone on to become lifelong friends.

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      If you or a loved one need a motorcycle accident attorney in the Santa Clarita, Valencia, or Southern California area, contact Owen Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us for your free consultation.

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