Los Angeles MOtorcycle Accident Lawyer
Even the most enthusiastic motorcyclists have to admit that their preferred mode of transportation is more dangerous than most others. Those who find the thrill and exhilaration of unfettered travel worth the risk are 26 times more likely to have a traffic accident and 10 times more likely to be severely injured. Nonetheless, motorcycles continue to be enjoyed by a great many enthusiasts, especially in California and other scenic states with favorable climates.
LOS ANGELES MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS ARE INCREASING
Crash data from 2012 alone suggests accidents are increasing and will continue their upward trend. Of all motorcycle fatalities during that year, 53 were broadside collisions with another 12 beings rear-end accidents. Six happened by a sideswipe, and another six were head-on. Negligence was definitely an overwhelming factor, and our office litigated some of the incidents mentioned.
Accidents are serious. Paralysis, death, broken limbs and irreconcilable financial losses often result when an impaired or distracted driver fails to yield to motorcycles at high speeds. With an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney working your case, all losses including medical expenses incurred will be added to our formal complaint. Once it’s time to litigate, we’ll bring an undisputable mountain of evidence backing our account of your miserable day.
WHAT YOU CAN DO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco that wasn’t your fault, the first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. However, there are a number of other things you should do to protect yourself and safeguard your financial security.
GET THE OTHER DRIVER’S INFORMATION
This includes name, address, registration number (license plate), insurance info, etc.. The police may collect some or all of this information for the police report but doing so yourself ensures you have it when you need it.
DON’T WAIVE TREATMENT
Many people with relatively minor injuries are tempted to waive treatment and ambulance rides because of the the high medical bills that follow, but you may not even know how badly you’re injured until you see a doctor.
DON’T TAKE MONEY FROM THE DRIVER
Many times at-fault drivers will offer money to victims in order to avoid the “hassle”. Don’t take it. It is almost always less than you’re legally entitled to and can damage your chances of receiving compensation.
How does California's comparative fault law apply to motorcycle accident injury claims?
While the term “comparative fault” might sound complicated, it is really just a way of determining the percentage of fault for each party involved in the accident. Sometimes, both parties in the traffic crash may share some degree of fault in causing the crash.
For example: the driver of a sedan casts only a cursory glance before making a left-hand turn because she was driving after having too much to drink. The motorcyclist looked down to shuffle the playlist on his phone; when he looked up it was too late and he collided with the turning vehicle.
According to the legal principle of pure comparative negligence, the parties each receive compensation based on the percentage of fault the jury has assigned to them. If the jury decides that the motorcyclist was 15 percent at fault, the compensation the rider receives will be reduced by 15 percent. So, if the award was $50,000, the motorcyclist would receive $42,400.
Contact Our Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you are dealing with the fallout from a motorcycle accident, our attorneys are here for you. We understand how overwhelming your situation is in terms of physical pain, emotional distress and financial worries.
Give us a call at 714-848-8200 to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.
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Take a look at common questions
Yes. In most instances, we quickly arrange for a rental car for you so you can get on with your normal activities, and we make sure you get the car you need. Do you have a case?
Like any other profession, the quality of legal services varies tremendously from one lawyer to the next. Some lawyers are barely competent others are outstanding leaders of the legal community. These days, clients can use the internet to obtain information about a prospective lawyer. Internet searches can provide information on the attorney’s experience and trial results. I provide information about my actual results on this website so prospective clients can make the best decisions when hiring a lawyer and feel comfortable that the Garcia & Phan Law Firm has proven experience and results.
NO! Our office policy is straightforward and clear: We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Get Money from the Insurance Company! This means that if we don’t get you some monetary recovery, you will not owe us any fees. It’s as simple as that. No money upfront, and no hourly fees. This policy allows us to aggressively fight for the maximum recovery for you and your loved ones. No matter how long the case takes, we will be there fighting for your rights.
Yes. If you have lost earnings or have lost the ability to earn money in the future as a result of your accident, our office fight aggressively to get all of the money you have lost back for you.