When a motorcycle crash occurs, riders are at a much higher risk of suffering severe and permanent injuries or death as opposed to drivers of cars and trucks. Motorcyclists don’t have a steel frame and body surrounding them, and they don’t have the benefits of seat belts or air bags either. Our Los Angeles motorcycle attorneys are well aware of the physical, emotional and financial consequences that motorcycle accidents have on victims and their families.
Types of Injuries
Motorcyclists are exposed and highly vulnerable to injuries, even when impacts occurs at low speeds. Here are some of the more common motorcycle injuries that our Los Angeles motorcycle lawyers have seen in their careers:
- ► Traumatic brain injuries.
- ► Traumatic spinal cord injuries.
- ► Amputations.
- ► Multiple fractures.
- ► Organ damage.
- ► Facial damage.
- ► Dental injuries.
- ► Road rash.
- ► Infection.
The USC Study
Motorcycles present small profiles in traffic. After a crash, many motorists report that they either didn’t see the motorcycle, or didn’t see it until it was too late. A University of Southern California study of motorcycle accidents found that when another vehicle is involved in a motorcycle crash, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcyclist’s right-of-way about two-thirds of the time. The most frequent accident configuration was the motorcyclist going straight with an auto making a left turn in front of it. Most of these types of crashes occur in intersections. In about half of them, the view of the motorcycle from the turning car was either limited by glare or obstructed by other vehicles in traffic. Typical accident avoidance opportunity time for the motorcyclist was about two seconds. Although published in 1981, the report remains the most comprehensive and relied upon motorcycle accident study to date.
Don’t Give a Statement
Our Los Angeles motorcycle attorneys are committed to the representation of injured motorcyclists who are pursuing personal injury claims or lawsuits for damages. Beware of unethical insurance adjusters who will try to twist the facts of an accident in order to try to shift liability over onto you. Never give an opposing insurance company a statement of any kind. The law doesn’t require you to do so, and the insurer will only try to use your own words against you in the future in order to attack your credibility.
As experienced Los Angeles motorcycle lawyers, our objective is to maximize any proceeds that our clients might derive as compensation for their damages. Here are just some of the damages that California allows an injured motorcyclist to seek after being injured in an accident that was caused by somebody else:
- ► Past and future medical bills.
- ► Past and future lost earnings.
- ► Any permanent disfigurement.
- ► Any permanent disability.
- ► Pain and suffering.
- ► Loss of a normal life.
- ► Funeral and burial expenses in the event of a wrongful death.
Our qualified and aggressive Los Angeles motorcycle lawyers will carefully detail a list of the damages that you suffered as a result of your crash for purposes of settlement or trial. We’re committed to obtaining compensation for those damages for you. You can contact us by phone or email to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation on any motorcycle accident. If you can’t come to us, we can come to you. We’ll carefully listen to you, answer your questions and advise you of your legal options. You won’t need a checkbook to retain us either. That’s because we take these cases on a contingency fee basis. No legal fees are due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
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