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In the blink of an eye, your world shifted from enjoying the breeze on your face and the sun on your back to pain, confusion, and everything involved in the aftermath of an accident. The National Highway Safety Administration reports that about 1% of riders are injured each year.
Most motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles area are caused by another vehicle failing to give the motorcycle the right of way or not leaving enough space to stop. Even accidents that do not involve another driver can be attributed to someone else if potholes or ridges made the roadway unsafe.
Riders know the risk of injury and motorcycle accident fatalities is much higher on a motorcycle than in a car, but knowing the risks does not mean someone who causes a motorcycle injury is absolved of their responsibility to make restitution for your lost wages, pay for your medical care, or compensate you for permanent injuries.
Four types of motorcycle accidents are responsible for many of the most serious injuries in California.
Domestic and foreign motorcycle manufacturers and retailers are responsible for ensuring that bikes are safe when used for the intended purpose. When a motorcycle malfunctions, people can make a product liability claim to recover damages.
Construction zones pose a serious threat to motorcyclists due to debris, uneven pavement, and other factors. These claims must be thoroughly investigated to establish liability. Often, the city, state, or construction company are liable for these claims, but it could be other drivers, as well.
Nearly 20 percent of California motorists are uninsured, putting other drivers at risk. If you were injured in an accident with an uninsured motorist, you can still collect damages to pay for your medical bills and more.
T-bone crashes usually happen in an intersection when a motorist hits a motorcycle from the side, or a motorcycle runs into the side of a car.
Because motorcycles can stop faster than a car or truck that weighs thousands of pounds. Motorists who fail to leave enough distance to stop cause a serious motorcycle accident when they run into the back of a motorcycle that stops suddenly.
Left-hand turn accidents occur when a car fails to see a motorcycle or misjudges its speed when they turn into its path causing an auto accident.
Debris, improperly repaired roads, and pavement damage are just some of the conditions that lead to dangerous road accidents. While all motorists are at risk, motorcyclists are exceptionally vulnerable when driving on dangerous roads and can experience serious, life-changing injuries.
When the negligent driver of a car or truck drifts into the oncoming lane of traffic or pulls out to pass a slower vehicle, head-on collisions can occur. This is the deadliest type of accident.
Hit-and-run accidents can be emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. Even if the other driver flees the scene, you can collect damages to aid in your recovery. Your legal team will work to find the responsible motorist and file a claim against your insurance to pay for your medical care if necessary.
Some people operate motor vehicles without any regard for the safety of other motorists, including motorcyclists. This includes excessive speeding, weaving in out of traffic, street racing, and consuming alcohol. Our reckless driving accident attorneys can help you recover damages if you were injured because of a reckless motorist.
Open car door accidents are among the most common in California and can lead to serious injuries ranging from fractured bones to organ damage. Motorists are required to look both ways before opening car doors to avoid these accidents. If you’ve been injured as a result of an open-door accident, you can file a claim for economic and non-economic damages.
DUI accidents often result in significant injuries, such as damaged internal damage, spinal cord injuries, and amputation. Our DUI accident attorneys help our clients collect damages to pay for current and future losses, so they can get the long-term medical care and support they need.
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Because motorcycles do not provide protection for the rider, motorcycle injury victims suffer worse injuries and die 27% more often than car passengers. Motorcycles with higher 1000+ cc engine sizes, older riders, and not wearing helmets are associated with the most severe injuries and fatalities.
Our motorcycle accident injury lawyers in Los Angeles possess specialized knowledge that helps them handle your accident claim and, if necessary, your motorcycle accident lawsuit with skill and professionalism. A motorcycle injury lawyer is always near you and understands how various injuries will affect your future quality of life and the types of medical expenses they will cause. Settling a motorcycle accident claim in California without an accident attorney’s advice can cost you thousands and leave you with fewer resources than you need for ongoing care.
In addition to who is at fault, the amount you will recover from your motorcycle injury case is largely dependent on the type and extent of the injuries you suffered as a result of the accident.
Personal injury law is complex. Injured motorcyclists need a personal injury lawyer to help them recover damages for a catastrophic injury sustained in a motorcycle collision.
Our Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyers are motorcycle riders who are aggressive, experienced and forthright, serving bikers who have been injured as the result.
You can meet with us for a consultation about your motorcycle accident case in our offices in Los Angeles or we can come to you. The consultation is free. During the consultation, we will explain the process.
Insurance companies often push for quick settlements because settling before the injured person knows the long-term consequences can cost less. Our clients leave the negotiations with insurers to us and avoid high pressure early settlements. Our Motorcycle accident attorneys will recognize poor settlement offers that may seem acceptable to an accident victim who is not represented by a personal injury attorney.
As experienced attorneys who focus on motorcycle accident cases in Los Angeles, we evaluate the circumstances of the accident and your injuries through the eyes of a professional. Meet with us to learn your options.
Yes. One of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will meet with you in our offices or at your location to discuss your motorcycle accident case. Our attorneys are all motorcyclists.
Every motorcycle accident and injury claim is different. Experienced professionals like our motorcycle accident injury lawyers can evaluate the facts and circumstances to provide you with advice on whether you should pursue a case.
California is a comparative fault state. That means that someone who is partially at fault for an accident cannot recover more than the other person’s share of damages. If you are determined to be 10% at fault, then the other person will only be responsible for 90% of the damages.
Yes, an accident victim in LA should have a motorcycle injury attorney on their side. Accident claims are complicated. The insurance company has a team of lawyers working for them. An experienced attorney can help you win and get a larger settlement than you would be able to get acting alone.
Since California requires you to wear a helmet, not wearing one can affect your claim. If your injuries are to your head, the reduction in compensation can be substantial because of not wearing a helmet. If your injuries are to the chest, arms, or legs, not wearing a helmet will not be as much of an issue because the helmet would not have made a difference in the injuries.
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When you or a loved one suffers a personal injury in a motorcycle accident, physically recovering from the injuries is the highest priority. Recovering financial damages from a serious accident can help you pay for medical bills and lost wages while you recuperate.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call us today at (213) 943-8033 or request a free consultation by completing the request at the top of this page. Our attorneys are also riders, so we understand.
We can assist you with your personal injury claim in English or Español. The best representation by a personal injury attorney can ensure you are awarded sufficient funds to pay for all the care you need now and in the future.