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What You Should Know About Motorcycle Accidents In Los Angeles

If You’ve Been Injured, Call An Experienced Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer For A Free Case Evaluation To Determine What You May Be Entitled To For Your Recovery

The city of Los Angeles is home to some stunning back roads and highways that are a motorcyclist’s dream. Our beautiful weather allows us to ride our motorcycles nearly all year round, with the right gear. In recent years, technological advances have made motorcycles much faster and the inherent risks of driving them have increased significantly. Whether it’s a group of bikers decked out in Harley Davidson, or a fearless adult trying out the lastest rides from Ducati, one thing is certain… There are A LOT of motorcycles on our roadways. 

Motorcyclists are as much as 26 times more likely to be killed in an accident. Death and serious injury are shockingly common in motorcycle accidents. An experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer understands that recovery can be very difficult, and expensive, for victims and their families. The basic compensation provided by insurance companies oftentimes is not enough for your recovery.

To ensure you get fair and full compensation for your injuries — Choose a motorcycle accident lawyer that is well versed in all areas of personal injury in Los Angeles, including car accidents and property damage. We believe you should NOT have to pay for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. You can contact our offices 24/7 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Poor Reputation For Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists often are seen weaving in and out of traffic, leading many drivers to assume all bikers are reckless. Drivers of other vehicles on the road often fail to recognize the vulnerability of unprotected bikers to sudden lane changes or rear-end collisions. A momentary lapse of concentration that would cause only a minor accident between two ordinary vehicles can be life-threatening when the victim is on a motorcycle.

There are over 35,000 fatalities involving motorcyclists each year, significantly higher than the number of ordinary car accident fatalities. This difference is clearly the result of the far greater risks inherent in operating a motorcycle. Although bikers obey the same traffic laws as all other vehicles like buses, trucks, and compact cars, they are vulnerable to greater injuries in an accident.

Common Causes of Los Angeles Motorcycle Accidents

Most bikers take care when riding and maintain close awareness of their surroundings. However, accidents are sometimes inevitable. Even the most careful motorcyclist cannot control for all variables or avoid every possible hazard. Add in distracted drivers whose attention is commanded by music, phone calls, or passengers, and serious accidents are all too common. The situation is made even worse by drivers who operate vehicles while texting or while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Here are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles:

Lane Changes – Motorcycles are significantly smaller vehicles than cars and trucks, and they can move fast. Especially in larger trucks with blind spots, a motorcyclist is easily hidden from view when changing lanes in traffic. Drivers must remain diligent and motorcyclists need to be aware of these blind spots and avoid them.

Impaired Drivers – Regardless of the type of vehicle you are operating, it’s never safe to do so while impaired. Nearly 25% of all motorcycle accidents in California that were fatal, involved an intoxicated rider.

Excessive Speeds – Speed limits exist to keep everyone safe on the road. Driving beyond the speed limit means your reaction times are majorly reduced if there are any hazards on the road.

Left Turns – Left turns are statistically more dangerous than right, the risks are exponentially greater for motorcyclists. Oftentimes vehicles will make left turns in busy intersections, right in front of motorcycles, because they don’t see them on the road. These incidents can force a motorcyclist to come to a complete stop in a very short amount of time to prevent being struck.

Lane Sharing/Splitting – It is not uncommon for motorcyclists to share a lane when traveling on busy roadways. This may be with other motorcyclists, or they may weave in and out of lanes in slow or stopped traffic.

What can a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer do for me?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident, you’ve probably got a lot on your plate. There are a ton of expenses that can be associated with any type of accident, a motorcycle is no different. It takes a skilled professional to determine what a fair settlement would be for your recovery, and effectively fight for it until they win your case. As a highly experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer, Howell Justice can help you with:
  • Damages to Property – There is likely to be some property damage in a motorcycle accident. This includes your motorcycle, which may be written-off or in need of repairs, as well as any other property damages incurred.
  • Medical Expenses – Medical bills are EXPENSIVE. If any of your bills exceed the coverage offered in your insurance policy, we will help you get compensated for the rest.
  • Reduced Income – Serious injuries can often put victims out of work. In some cases, other family members may also have to miss work to take care of the injured. This is all taken into consideration when building your case.
  • Long-Term Injuries – Physical and emotional injuries after an accident can have permanent effects. Victims deal with chronic pain or other economic hardships due to their injuries.

What do I do if I’ve been injured in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle accidents can be intense, adrenaline-fueled situations for those involved. People are unsure of what to do, who to call, and what their responsibilities are at the scene of the accident. If you have been injured or involved in a motorcycle accident, follow this quick step-by-step guide:

1. Get Medical Assistance
After a motorcycle accident, if you are injured, you should seek medical attention immediately. If injuries are severe, call 911 to have emergency services sent to you to help treat your injuries. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you should always plan to see a doctor right away. Neck, back, and spinal injuries are common in motorcycle accidents, which if not treated properly, can cause severe issues later in life.

2. Report The Accident
If it’s safe to do so, and injuries permit, file a police report – BEFORE leaving the scene. At this time when the accident is still fresh in everyone’s mind is the best time to document things. Be sure to ask for the police officer’s name and badge number to more easily acquire your copy of the police report once it’s filed.

3. Document Witness Information
If there is anything you can document from the scene for your records, do so immediately. Take photos of any damage to property or injuries sustained if possible. Speak with any witnesses in the area, document their contact information, a lawyer may need to contact them in the future to help build your case. Take note of things like weather conditions, time of day, any hazards that may have contributed to the accident.

4. Call A Top-Rated Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Even if you feel like you have sufficient evidence to prove another party was at fault, you still may not win the full compensation for your damages. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer understands the costs that can be associated with recovering from injuries. Schedule a free consultation today to begin building your best case.

 

Finding The Best Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

The lawyer you hire for a motorcycle accident injury can have a HUGE impact on your family’s financial future. You need to find a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer that will provide aggressive representation for you. Look for a law firm that always starts your case out with a free evaluation, and is available 24/7 to meet the unique needs of any client. The best personal injury lawyers will only charge for their services once you are successfully awarded compensation.

TOP-RATED LOS ANGELES MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER NEAR YOU

When your family’s future is on the line, let Howell Justice aggressively fight on your behalf. Our top-rated Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer will be at your service, right from the start with a free consultation. We focus on pursuing the maximum compensation for any motorcycle accident injuries or damages sustained, while you are busy focusing on taking care of your family. Best of all… you only have to pay if we WIN your case.

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Steps In A Personal Injury Case

Where Settlement Happens
  • 1

    1. Hire an Attorney

    Start with a free
    consultation.

  • 3

    3. Demand for Settlement

    The other party will accept,
    reject or counteroffer.

  • 5

    5. Discovery Phase

    Each party submits evidence
    that will be used in trial.

  • 7

    7. Trial

    If a settlement cannot be
    reached, we go to trial.

  • 2

    2. Collect Evidence

    Gather all evidence needed to
    substantiate your claim.

  • 4

    4. File Injury Lawsuit

    If the other party lowballs or
    refuses to pay, we go to court.

  • 6

    6. Mediation

    An informal proceeding to see if
    parties can settle before trial.

Where Settlement Happens
  • 1

    1. Hire an Attorney

    Start with a free
    consultation.

  • 2

    2. Collect Evidence

    Gather all evidence needed to
    substantiate your claim.

  • 3

    3. Demand for Settlement

    The other party will accept,
    reject or counteroffer.

  • 4

    4. File Injury Lawsuit

    If the other party lowballs or
    refuses to pay, we go to court.

  • 5

    5. Discovery Phase

    Each party submits evidence
    that will be used in trial.

  • 6

    6. Mediation

    An informal proceeding to see if
    parties can settle before trial.

  • 7

    7. Trial

    If a settlement cannot be
    reached, we go to trial.

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FAQ

Motorcycle accidents have terribly high rates of fatality and serious injury. Due to the limited protection and exposure to the elements, motorcyclists can be at risk to injuries that are different than those of normal passenger vehicles:

  • Arms & Legs – In an accident, a biker will usually reach forward to attempt to break their fall before hitting the ground. Limbs can also be easily pinched in between vehicles.
  • Road Rash – Occurs when a biker has exposed skin that is scraped on the ground resulting in cuts and scrapes that affect large areas of skin.
  • Head Injuries – Even with a helmet, head injuries are some of the more serious injuries that can occur in motorcycle accidents.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – Another extremely serious injury that can result in long-lasting or permanent damage.

 

When looking at who is responsible for your motorcycle accident, the first thing you must do is determine what party was at fault for the accident. There are some questions you can ask yourself:

  • Was this accident preventable?
  • Were there any hazards involved that may have contributed to the accident?
  • Were you injured as the result of someone else’s negligence?

The insurance company is not on your side. Claims adjusters know that motorcycle accidents can involve serious, lifelong injuries and cost plaintiffs tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost income. Their one goal is to get you to settle your case as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Avoid speaking to any insurance company — even your own — without an attorney, and never consent to a recorded statement unless specifically instructed to do so by your lawyer.

Having an authoritative account of the accident details from a law enforcement officer can be a critical element in proving your case in court. If you leave the scene of the accident without getting the other driver’s contact information, you could be left with no recourse. Worse yet, if you leave and the driver stays, the other driver will be able to give a completely one-sided story to the police when they do arrive.