Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers Serving Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Napa and All of California
When someone is operating a motorcycle on a road or highway in Los Angeles, San Jose, Napa, Oakland, San Francisco or elsewhere in California, they are at greater risk of suffering a serious, debilitating bodily injury if they are hit by another motorist. This is because a motorcyclist has virtually no protection and when they collide with another vehicle, the person on the motor bike usually bears the brunt of the damage. This is why motorcycle accidents reportedly account for close to 10 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in the United States, according to the Insurance Information Institute. In fact, data compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation indicates that someone operating a motorcycle is 16 times more likely to be killed in an accident than an occupant of an automobile.
To make matters worse, California is one of the few states that allows lane-splitting. This is a dangerous practice where motorcyclists are allowed to operate on the lane divider (i.e. the double yellow or white line) between slowly moving or stopped vehicles. The act of lane-splitting can be extremely dangerous and has reportedly been associated with multiple deadly motorcycle accidents.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, San Jose, or elsewhere in California, you need to take action by contacting RS Law Offices. Our team of skilled and experienced attorneys will fight for you and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the financial restitution you are owed.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles
In many instances, accidents involving motorcyclists are caused by negligent drivers who fail to notice the motorcyclist or are operating their vehicle negligently, such as:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicant
- Distracted driving (e.g., texting, talking on a cell phone, eating)
- Ignoring traffic signals or stop signs
Examples of Injuries Suffered in Serious Motorcycle Accidents
- Head injuries, including concussions, swelling of the brain, and brain damage are all common motorcycle accident injuries;
- Neck injuries;
- Spinal cord trauma, including paralysis;
- Road Rash, which can be caused by sliding on the pavement is not just a cut or scrape. This injury can lead to long-term or permanent skin infections or nerve damage;
- Shattered or fractured bones in the leg, knees, ankles, or feet can not only be painful, but also require long-term rehab and therapy; and/or
- Muscle or ligament damage,
As you can see, these types of injuries are quite serious and debilitating. They can leave you damaged physically, emotionally, and financially. In many instances, victims involved in motor bike wrecks are confronted with thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost income, in addition to the trauma and anguish associated with suffering a severe bodily injury. That is why it makes sense to take action by hiring an experienced and skilled Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer who can pursue the financial restitution you are owed.
Let Your Lawyer Deal with the Insurance Adjuster
When a motorcycle accident injury claim is initiated, a claim is submitted to the other driver’s insurance company. This is because you generally do not collect any financial restitution from the negligent driver personally. Instead, that restitution is paid through insurance coverage. In theory, the other driver’s insurer should review the evidence of your accident, agree that their insured was at-fault and hand you a check once they’ve reviewed the claim. Unfortunately, that does not commonly occur.
Insurance companies are known for making low-ball settlement offers or even denying legitimate personal injury claims. This is because insurance companies are for-profit businesses and they make less profit when they pay out on a claim. As a result, you need to be prepared for a fight when pursuing financial restitution through a motorcycle accident claim. Fortunately, your Los Angeles motorcycle injury lawyer with RS Law Offices knows all their tactics and can handle communications with the insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery.
Take Action Today – Speak to an Experienced Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Legal Options
Your motorcycle accident injuries have likely left you damaged physically, financially and emotionally. Do not go through this alone. You have an advocate ready to fight for you with RS Law Offices. Contact our office today for a free, confidential consultation. During the consultation, you will get the chance to speak directly with an attorney to discuss what happened and the best path forward. The consultation is a no-pressure, completely confidential meeting. If you feel comfortable moving forward, we will get to work on your behalf by pursuing the financial restitution you are owed. We can meet at our offices in either Los Angeles or San Jose, or an attorney will meet you at a location that is most convenient to you, whether you reside in Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, or elsewhere in California.