Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
In California, motorcycles are among the most commonly used forms of transportation. One of the reasons why might be the picturesque roads and year-round sunny weather. Unfortunately, one of the riskiest modes of transportation is riding a motorcycle.
Riding a motorcycle provides a more immediate sensation of the wide road’s independence than driving a car. It does, however, also present a greater risk of harm. Motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer severe injuries or lose their lives in accidents than passengers in other vehicles.
What Are The Most Frequent Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
It is common knowledge that motorcycle accidents are dangerous. In a collision, motorcycle riders have limited safety and are frequently ejected from their vehicles, which increases their risk of suffering severe or even fatal injuries. Based on the miles their vehicles travel, motorcyclists have an approximately 28-fold higher risk of dying in a traffic accident than passengers in motor vehicles.
Motorcycle accidents have several causes, but drunk driving is the most common. More than any other driver category, according to NHTSA data, over 25% of all fatal motorcycle crashes involved drugs or alcohol.
Among the other main factors in motorcycle collisions are:
- Inexperienced Bikers or Drivers
- Risky Driving Conditions
- Inappropriate Turns or Unsafe Lane Changes
- Risky or Distracted Driving
- Motorcycles That Are Malfunctioning or Broken
- Inadequate Visibility
- Falling to Avoid Hitting Something
- Splitting Lanes
What Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents Are Most Common?
The rider of a motorcycle almost invariably has catastrophic injuries. Motorcycles’ lack of safety features frequently results in significant injuries, leaving survivors with a lifetime of medical bills. According to research, the financial cost of motorcycle accidents in any given year is $12,000,000,000.
In addition to whiplash and road rash, other more severe injuries include:
- Paraplegia or Quadriplegia, or Paralysis
- Traumatic Encephalopathy (TBI)
- Bone Fractures and Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord, Neck, or Back Injuries
Many motorcycle accident survivors must climb a high hill to get better. Surgery might be required, and months or even years of intensive rehabilitation are frequently essential. Unfortunately, only one serious injury prevention strategy has been shown to lower the number of fatal motorcycle accidents: HELMETS significantly. Even on short rides, cyclists should always wear helmets since California law mandates it.
In Motorcycle Accidents, Who Is at Fault?
Riders must use safe riding techniques to address identified dangers predictably to ride a motorbike responsibly and defensibly. These tactics can go well beyond simply understanding fundamental driving laws and regulations.
If a car driver does not drive safely near a motorcyclist, they may be deemed negligent and accountable for hurting the motorbike accident victim.
On the other hand, a motorcyclist can be judged negligent if they were negligent while riding.
Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers have extensive experience evaluating negligence in motorcycle accidents.
What Is The Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement?
A Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer can assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries, property damage, medical bills, and other monetary damages if you are harmed in a motorbike accident.
You may be able to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical Bills Incurred as a Result of the Injuries
- Future Medical Treatment Costs
- Loss of Earnings
- Damage to Property
- Any Non-Economic Losses Incurred By Your Loved Ones, Such as Loss of Companionship or Moral Support
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Following A Motorcycle Accident, A Sufferer May Be Entitled To Collect The Following Damages:
- Past and future medical expenditures, lost wages, lost earning potential, essential repair and replacement services, housing and car modifications, and so on.
- Physical pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and mental grief are all examples of general damages.
While this may appear basic, determining blame can be a difficult task. Insurance companies employ claim adjusters whose sole responsibility is to pay a motorcycle accident victim as little money as possible. Furthermore, many parties may be at fault for an accident, making a thorough investigation critical to the biker victim’s ability to recover damages.
Our knowledgeable lawyers can conduct an in-depth investigation, reconstructing the accident and gathering photos, witness and expert testimony, and other evidence.
In The Event Of An Accident, Victims May Seek Compensation From The Following Entities:
- Careless Drivers
- The Employer of the At-Fault Driver
- Manufacturers, as a Result of a Product Flaw
- Owners of Real Estate
- Because of Poorly Maintained Roads, Public Organizations Such as the City or State
- Builders and Contractors
Even if a motorcycle accident was primarily the victim’s fault, they might be able to recover some of their losses. California, a Comparative Fault state, permits bikers injured in a motorcycle accident to collect a lower percentage of their losses. The damage a motorbike rider can recover is directly proportional to the fault rate assigned to them in the collision. This suggests that motorcycle accident victims are 99% to blame.
If At All Possible, You Should Try To Perform The Following After A Motorcycle Accident:
Keep Calm– Your adrenaline and emotions may be racing, but now is the time to keep them under control. Take a few moments to gather yourself before proceeding with the remaining procedures.
Obtain Safety– Remove yourself from the street, the flow of traffic, and any hazards such as gas leaks, fires, or damaged structures.
Examine Yourself for Injuries– Even seemingly minor injuries that go untreated might result in costly medical care later. Look for any damages you may have incurred, but don’t assume you’re fine just because you feel well—adrenaline can conceal your symptoms during and after an accident.
Notify Emergency Services– If anyone has been injured in the collision, phone 9-1-1 immediately. Request an official accident report from the police—a police report is frequently your most excellent chance of establishing your motorbike accident claim.
Document the Accident– Exchange insurance and contact information for all other parties involved. Take photos of the accident scene and document whatever you recall about the accident that may be beneficial – for example, the time, location, and damage to your property can all help prove that the other party or parties are liable. Finally, share contact information with any witnesses to your accident so you can obtain a written statement from them later.
Don’t Admit Fault– After your collision, you’ll have to speak with multiple people, including the police, the at-fault motorist, and an insurance adjuster. You must not confess fault because doing so could be used against you during settlement negotiations.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer– Insurance companies will do everything possible to reduce the value of your claim. You need a law firm on your side who isn’t afraid to fight for you, and The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is here to help. Our California motorcycle accident lawyers can help you get your life back on track by shortening the timing of your motorcycle accident claim.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Are On Your Side
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is Southern California’s #1 injury law firm because we get results for our clients. After 50 years of experience and over 100,000 clients, we have a 95% success rate. We have secured over $2 billion in compensation for our clients and promise to do everything in our power to maximize your compensation.
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We never want financial worries to stand between you and the compensation you deserve. We offer free initial consultations to advise you of your rights and options after a motorcycle accident, plus no-risk representation. If you have a strong case, you can hire us with no money owed until we win your case.
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