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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.

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.

Questions After an Accident.

“What do I do after a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles?”

The most critical step any biker can take in the moments following a collision is to get medical treatment for injuries. After an accident, adrenaline is running high and significant injuries may not be immediately apparent. Even seemingly small bruises or minor soreness can hide critical injuries that demand medical attention.

“Who is to blame in a motorcycle accident?”

Rhode Island is considered a comparative negligence state, meaning that the question of fault is not always the biggest element of a case. Even if a biker contributed to the accident, there is still a chance of recovery. As a result, no injured motorcyclists should ever avoid seeking legal representation just because they think they may be partially to blame.

“Should I talk to insurance companies?”

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.

“Do I need to call the police?”

Having an authoritative account of the accident details from a law enforcement officer can be 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.

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.

Main Areas Of Practice

  • Car
    Accidents

  • Child
    Injuries

  • Dog
    Bites

  • Motorcycle
    Accidents

  • Nursing
    Home Abuse

  • Personal
    Injury

  • Permises
    Liability Claims

  • Truck
    Accidents

  • Wrongful
    Death

Auto Accident Claims

Reviews

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“I met with Jonathan Howell who became my attorney. Right away I was pleased with his honest, frank manner and he always informed me of all options while at the same time he left the decisions clearly with me.”

MICHAEL M.Former Client – 1
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“I’m glad that Jonathan Howell was my attorney when I had my accident… He made sure that I was getting the correct treatments, and in the end, I received compensation that exceeded my expectations.”

SCOTT S.Former Client

$3.5 Million Dollar

settlement regarding death of a baby due to fire. Dispute over how fire started.

$1.4 Million Dollar

settlement for spinal injuries due to car collision.

$1 Million Dollar

settlement for spinal injuries after car collision.

Over $1 Million Dollar

confidential settlement against real estate broker for car collision that caused brain injury.

Six figure

confidential medical malpractice settlement based on improper diagnosis and implanting of medical device.

$200,000 settlement

against City of Los Angeles for dangerous condition on public property that caused injury to bicyclist.

$2.725 Million Dollar

settlement in federal court against large hotel chain. Settlement just prior to trial.

$1.1 Million Dollar

jury award for car accident collision case in Los Angeles, CA.

$1 Million Dollar

settlement against hit and run drunk driver.

$700,000 settlement

settlement against city for dangerous road that caused bicycle collision.

$275,000 settlement

for postal worker bit by dog causing injuries including rotator cuff tear.

$173,277 Verdict

Soft tissue injuries, past medical bills: $8,277, last offer $20,000.

Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

$500,000 settlement

in low speed car collision that aggravated prior back condition.

Six figure

confidential settlement against major insurance company for failing to honor their policy (bad faith).

$250,000 settlement

within 6 months after incident due to aggressive negotiation.

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FAQ

If you have been injured anywhere in the State of California, the first thing you should do is contact an established Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to schedule a consultation regarding your potential claim. There is no up-front charge to meet with me, and I only get paid if you get paid. The bottom line: No win, no fee.

A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will aggressively negotiate on your behalf with the insurance companies to get you the highest possible award of damages, whether through jury trial or settlement.

The only way to know for sure is to pick up the phone or fill out the form for a free case evaluation. We’ll let you know if your injury qualifies and help you go forward with your claim at no cost to you. Our No Fee Guarantee means you pay nothing unless we successfully win a settlement or award of damages for you.

There is no general response here. The answer really is “it depends”. The easiest way to get an answer is to pick up the phone and call now.

Generally, you need to file your personal injury claim within 3 years after your injury. The statute of limitations varies based on the type of injury. Please call to get an accurate answer. We can evaluate your claim and help you file your lawsuit at no cost to you.

Personal injury lawyers only get paid if they win. At Howell Justice, we take pride in our No Fee Guarantee®, which means you pay nothing unless we are successful in your case.