Motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries – most often to the rider of the motorcycle. In fact, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that motorcyclists are more than 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a collision. These accidents claim thousands of lives as well as leaving thousands with injuries each year. The number of motorcyclist fatalities and injuries has increased steadily over recent years. Most victims do not get justice after the accidents. This is where a motorcycle accident attorney comes in.
At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent victims of motorcycle accidents across the greater Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California. If you have been injured in a collision as a motorcyclist or other motorist, passenger or pedestrian, a motorcycle accident attorney at our firm may be able to help. Depending on the case, we may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your medical care, ongoing medical treatment, lost earnings, emotional trauma and possibly more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a preventable motorcycle accident, you need to contact a motorcycle accident attorney. call 800.358.9617 to learn more about your right to compensation.
In this portion of our website, you can learn more about motorcycle accidents, your rights and what to do if you have been injured. In addition to reviewing the subjects listed below, we welcome you to contact a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney at our offices at any time. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.
If you are reading this, you may have already been in an accident, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take proactive measures from ensuring it never happens again. To help you safeguard yourself against further accidents, we have compiled some tips for general motorcycle safety.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
From speeding to drunk driving to a large pothole in a road, there are many different potential causes of motorcycle accidents. Identifying the cause of your collision is crucial if you are to seek and recover maximum compensation for your injuries, and that is where our attorneys can make all the difference.
Fault in a Motorcycle Accident
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering who should be held accountable. A thorough investigation and accident reconstruction can help determine cause and then prove what person or entity is at fault, whether it is another driver, a manufacturer of a defective motorcycle part, or another party.
For motorcyclists, the most important piece of protection that they wear is their helmet. If this is defective in anyway, it can strip the rider of their one line of defense. Common defects associated with helmets include too thin or too rigid of a shell, too little padding, material that doesn’t absorb shock and a faulty chin strap.
Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Taking a look at motorcycle accident statistics in Los Angeles and throughout California and the U.S. can give you a clear picture of how often these occur, why they occur and why motorcyclists are more likely to be injured or lose their lives in these collisions. Our attorneys have compiled numerous statistics on these matters.
Motorcycle Accident Insurance Claims
You will need to deal with an insurance claim after a motorcycle accident, and this can be a complicated and frustrating process. Our motorcycle injury lawyers can handle every aspect of your claim on your behalf to help you seek a fair settlement – and we can step in if your claim has been wrongly delayed or denied or you have been offered an unfairly low settlement.
Motorcycle DUI Accidents
If you were involved in an accident with a drunk driver, no matter whether they were driving a car or a motorcycle, you deserve to have your rights protected. A motorcycle accident attorney at our firm will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive the legal counsel that you need.
Cruiser Bike Accidents
Designed for comfort, cruiser bikes are commonly used for long-distance road trips. While safer than smaller motorcycles, these are not impervious to accidents and can leave the motorcyclist open to serious injury if another driver acts negligently.
Sport Bike Accidents
Small, easy to maneuver and fast, sport bikes are popular among motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the nation. Unfortunately, they can also be the cause of severe accidents if they are not built correctly, if the rider is not properly trained or if another driver on the road does not drive correctly.
The recovery of financial compensation is a crucial part of your motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit. This may cover medical bills, damage to your bike, ongoing medical treatment, physical therapy, lost earnings, future loss of wages and so much more. When we take on a case, we always strive to seek maximum economic and non-economic damages for our client.
Dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be difficult enough without having to deal with an insurance claim. If you were seriously injured and want the best chance of securing maximum compensation, your best bet is an experienced attorney. You can focus on recovering and healing while your motorcycle accident attorney handles your claim.
Our injury attorneys are here to advocate for the rights of motorcycle accident victims throughout California. If you have been injured, we recommend that you act quickly to involve a legal professional. You will need to deal with an insurance claim and may face questions and requests for statements from law enforcement, insurance adjusters and others. We can field all of this communication on your behalf while protecting your interests to the fullest extent. Our early involvement may make a significant difference in your case and your ability to recover maximum compensation.
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