California is the first state to allow lane splitting, which is when a motorcycle rides between two lanes of traffic in the same direction. As a result, it has been a pioneer in terms of determining what works and what doesn’t when it comes to lane-splitting. Allowing motorcyclists to travel between lanes, according to lawmakers,…
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Were you or a loved one the victim of a motorcycle accident? If so, it may benefit you to obtain counsel from a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney at the Ghozland Law Firm, so that you can get the compensation you deserve. For more than a decade, we have been dedicated to providing helpful counsel and customized solutions for motorcycle accident claims.
We recognize how stressful and emotionally trying it can be to suffer an accident, and we always go the extra mile to help victims of motorcycle accident injuries obtain the most favorable results possible. Although you may be feeling overwhelmed, you do not have to go through this difficult time on your own. We stand ready to assist you in every possible way we can, from the very beginning of your case until you are fully compensated.
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Motorcycles are Deceptively Dangerous
California is a great state for commuting by motorcycle, and it is the only state that permits lane splitting. Although this can be a wonderful way to beat LA’s notoriously congested traffic, if you are not so lucky you could end up with serious injuries, paralysis or even worse. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 5,000 motorcycle accidents every year.
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Victims often pay large sums of money to receive medical care and repair their motorcycles. My goal is to win you the maximum possible compensation as quickly as possible, so that you can recover your out- of-pocket expenses plus other types of damages that you might not even be aware that you are entitled to. We will fully investigate your accident to prove the other party’s fault and the amount of damages you are entitled to.
At our firm, you will owe us nothing in legal fees until you are awarded compensation in the form of a settlement or verdict. Although well over 90 percent of our clients receive compensation, if we don’t win compensation for you, your total legal services fee will be precisely $0.00. When you do receive compensation, your legal fees will be calculated in proportion to the amount that you win.
Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions
Motorcyclists or their loved ones may have many questions after the accident. Often, questions include how to handle the legal side of the accident, such as how much compensation is available, who is entitled to compensation, and more. Though personalized advice can help with any decisions that need to be made, the answers below cover some of the most common questions motorcyclists may have.
Will the accident be considered my fault if I was riding without a helmet?
Can the accident be ruled my fault because I was lane-splitting?
How should I proceed I do if a motorcycle accident killed my loved one?
If I was hit by a drunk driver without insurance, can I file a claim against a bar that sold him alcohol that night?
If I was hit by a commercial driver (a pizza delivery driver, for example) can I file a claim against the driver’s employer?
- The driver was at fault for the accident;
- The driver was acting within the scope of his duties at the time of the accident; and
- The driver was an actual employee, rather than an independent contractor (many commercial truckers, for example, are independent contractors).
Motorcycle accident attorneys like to rely on employer liability when the amount of the motorcycle accident claim exceeds the limits of the driver’s insurance policy.
Should I Speak to the Other Side's Insurance Company?
Should I Accept a Settlement Offer After the Accident?
What Compensation is Available?
Can I Obtain Compensation as a Passenger?
Who is Liable if the Accident was Caused by Poor Road Conditions?
How Long Do I have to File a Claim?
How Do I File a Claim if I'm Not a Resident in the State?
What Happens if I'm Blamed for the Accident?
What Happens if I'm Injured in a Hit and Run?
What Happens if a Malfunction caused the accident?
These answers may cover some of the questions you have after a motorcycle accident. Every motorcycle accident is different, so it’s a good idea to get advice specific to your situation, especially if you’ve been seriously injured and require a significant amount of compensation or there are complications in your case, such as the accident being a hit and run. If you have more questions or would like help with your motorcycle accident claim, contact us today. We can review your case, give you specific answers pertaining to your situation, and help you receive compensation for the accident.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Due to the fact that motorcycle riders are so exposed, one collision with a car or truck could result in horribly tragic injuries or even death. It is critical that both bikers and car drivers abide by certain safety tips in order to help prevent future accidents. As a motorcycle driver, it is your responsibility to maintain your bike, abide by traffic laws, always wear your helmet, and never drive while under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs. Other cars on the road should be aware of your presence on the road and also abide the law.
If a negligent driver was the cause of your motorcycle accident, you deserve financial compensation for your suffering. In the same way, if any part of your bike gave out, the manufacturer may be held liable. Regardless of what your situation entails or how severe your injuries are, we possess the skills, experience, and knowledge needed to take on even the most complex cases as we specialize in motorcycle accident attorney law cases.
Motorcycles are at a higher risk of severe injuries or death if an accident occurs, especially if the accident is at high speeds. Motorcyclists must be aware of their surroundings and pay attention carefully when riding, as an accident can happen out of nowhere. It’s not always possible to avoid being in an accident but being aware of some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents can help riders protect themselves on the road.
Drivers Not Seeing the Motorcycle
Failing to Follow Driving Laws
Driving While Impaired
Poor Road Conditions
Objects in Road
Motorcyclists can’t always avoid being in an accident, but a lot can be done to minimize the chance of one happening. If you’ve been in an accident because of one of the above reasons or for any other reason, contact us today. You might be entitled to compensation for your accident if someone else’s negligence caused it. We’ll review your case and let you know the next steps to get compensation for your injuries and any damages.
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