Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Los Angeles
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be life-changing for the victim and their family. Because motorcycles offer little to no protection to the rider, like a car does, injuries can be traumatic and often catastrophic. Most common motorcycle injuries range from bone fractures to concussions and traumatic brain injuries(TBI).
Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have helped countless motorcycle crash victims and their loved ones to seek compensation from an at-fault driver. We have extensive knowledge in motorcycle accident law and can help you seek justice. Call (323)402-1000 or contact us online today.
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Why Hire Matadores Law For Your Motorcycle Crash Claim?
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, the party that caused your accident would be responsible to pay for your medical bills, motorcycle replacement or repair, lost wages, noneconomic damages, and more.
It may be very hard for injured motorcycle riders to recover compensation following a motorcycle crash, especially if they are pursuing their claim without the help of an attorney. Insurance companies will try to gather as much information from you to discount your injuries and case and minimize your settlement. In fact, adjusters working for Insurance companies know all the “tricks of the trade” and will go to extreme lengths to get you to accept a low and unfair amount.
It is crucial that you hire an experienced attorney to speak with the insurance company on your behalf immediately following an accident. Once you have retained an attorney, the insurance company is no longer permitted to speak with you directly. Remember that Insurance companies are profit-making companies and do not have your best interest in mind.
At Matadores Law, our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys know motorcycle laws and have extensive experience with Insurance companies. When you hire our law firm, we immediately go to work. Our injury attorneys will investigate the scene of the accident, hire top experts and reconstruction engineers to help us in our mission to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries
7 Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents In Los Angeles
Motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles occur for several different reasons including driver negligence. Other negligent acts that may contribute to a motorcycle collision include the following:
- • Failure to check rear mirrors and side mirrors
- • Careless turn in front of a motorcycle at an intersection
- • Trying to use the same lane as the motorcycle
- • Following or “tailgating” the motorcycle
- • Negligent lane merging
- • Speeding or failing to follow posted speed limits
- • Driving under the influence or Drunk driving
Most Common Motorcycle Injuries
The aftermath of motorcycle accidents are often severe. Without proper protection for the motorcyclist, an impact with a vehicle or the road can cause a wide range of injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a motorcyclist is 28 times more likely to die in an accident compared to a passenger vehicle occupant. The injuries are also more severe. The Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers at Matadores Law have helped clients with all types of personal injuries including:
- • Broken bones or fractures
- • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- • Head Injuries
- • Spinal cord injuries
- • Paraplegia / Quadriplegia
- • Internal organ injuries
- • Road rashes or severe burns
- • Scarring or disfigurement
- • Mental anguish
- • Wrongful death
Motorcyclists are often left suffering from emotional or psychological trauma following a motorcycle crash. Holding the at-fault party liable under the concept of negligence is something best handled by a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer from Matadores Law.
California Helmet Laws
It is well known that wearing a helmet can significantly reduce your risk of a serious brain or head injury in a motorcycle accident. However, not all motorcyclists wear helmets. Therefor, California has a universal helmet law in place. This statute mandates that every motorcyclist and motorcycle passenger must wear a helmet while riding their motorcycle. The helmet must be federally approved and fit snugly on the wearer’s head. A person riding a motorcycle without a helmet may receive a traffic citation and a fine.
What Compensation Am I Entitled To After A Motorcycle Accident?
As an accident victim your motorcycle accident claim is very important to you. Whether you suffered a life changing injury such as a traumatic brain injury or a less severe injury such as a friction burn you are entitled to know how much compensation you are entitled to receive. The best way to get an accurate answer is to schedule a free consultation with the motorcycle accident lawyers at Matadores Law.
Some of the expenses that motorcycle injury victims are entitled to seek include:
- • Medical expenses
- • Property damage
- • Lost income
- • Loss of future income
- • Pain and suffering
- • Emotional distress
- • Permanent disability
- • Disfigurement
- • Disability
- • Live in-home care
- • Loss of consortium
Free Consultation With A Motorcycle And Car Accident Lawyer In Los Angeles
Our commitment has always been to meet the needs of our clients by striving for the best possible outcome. If you have suffered an injury or lost someone you love in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident, contact Matadores Law for a free consultation. Remember that we work on a contingency basis, and there is no fee unless we win.
Call us at (323)402-1000 or request a free case review through our online intake form to speak to a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney today.