Motorcycle accidents often result in injuries that could turn victims' and their families' lives upside down. A major injury motorcycle collision could cause significant financial strain resulting in medical bills, cost of vehicle repairs and lost income.
The experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys at the Vaziri Law Group have a track record of fighting hard for victims of motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles and throughout California. We will work diligently to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your losses. We don't charge any fees unless you receive compensation.
Table of Contents
- Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
- Why Choose the Vaziri Law Group for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim?
- Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
- Why Do You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Pinning down the cause of your motorcycle accident is one of the most important steps when it comes to getting the compensation you deserve. In California, the at-fault party will be held financially responsible for the crash, which means they may have to compensate you for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, etc.
Here are some of the individuals or entities that might be held liable in your motorcycle accident case:
If a drunk or distracted driver struck your motorcycle and caused your injuries, his or her insurance company might compensate you for your damages. Examples of negligence or wrongdoing include driving while texting, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding or violating the rules of the road such as running a red light or stop sign. If the driver was on the job at the time, his or her employer can also be held responsible
Automaker or parts manufacturer:
If your accident was caused by a defective motorcycle, the manufacturer of your motorcycle or the defective part can be held liable for your accident and resulting injuries and damages.
If a dangerous or defective roadway caused your motorcycle accident, the governmental agency responsible for designing or maintaining the roadway can be held liable.
In addition to preparing and filing relevant paperwork in court, your lawyer will also engage in the discovery process, which is the formal process where the parties involved exchange information about evidence and witnesses they plan to present during the trial.
If the case ends up in the courtroom, your personal injury lawyer will represent you in court and present your case to the judge and jury.
Motorcycle accident cases are civil personal injury lawsuits, which means as the plaintiff, you must prove or present evidence of the defendant's negligence or wrongdoing. Your Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney will help you secure and compile the crucial evidence you need to prove your case.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
The steps you take or fail to take after a Los Angeles motorcycle accident could very well determine how your motorcycle accident claim goes. The following actions are important to take in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident in order to protect your rights:
- Call 911 to report the accident. File a police report and get a copy for your records.
- Exchange information with the other parties involved in the collision. Don't admit fault or make any statements to anyone at the scene.
- Take pictures of the accident scene and videos if possible using your cell phone.
- Get prompt medical attention and treatment for your injuries. This helps you document the types of injuries you sustained and treatment you received.
- Make sure you preserve all documents pertaining to your accident and injury including police reports and medical records.
Why Choose the Vaziri Law Group for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim?
At the Vaziri Law Group, we are 100% committed to helping you get the maximum possible compensation for your losses. We understand that motorcycle accident victims and their families are not just dealing with physical limitations, but also emotional and financial challenges – all of which can be overwhelming. Our law firm specializes in personal injury cases.
Our legal team consists of experienced lawyers who have handled a variety of auto accident cases, particularly motorcycle accidents. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys also work on a contingency fee basis, which means we don't charge you any fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accident injuries can range from moderate to severe, catastrophic or even fatal. Because motorcyclists have minimal protection, colliding with another vehicle or hitting the pavement could result in a range of injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), per vehicle miles traveled in 2019, motorcyclists were about 29 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a crash and were four times more likely to be injured.
Here are some of the most common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones or fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord damage
- Injuries of the upper and lower extremities
- Burn injuries
- Limb amputations
Motorcycle accident victims often suffer permanent injuries that could result in disabilities or long-term effects such as chronic pain. In many cases, victims may not be able to return to work for an extended period of time. Working with a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney will help victims and their families secure maximum compensation for the losses they've sustained.
Why Do You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may be looking at mounting medical expenses and an inability to earn an income because of your injuries. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can help you gather and compile evidence that can help strengthen your claim.
We will file your motorcycle accident case in a timely manner before the statute of limitations or the deadline to file expires. Under California law, you have two years to file your personal injury claim from the date of injury. However, those deadlines could shift depending on who the defendant is. For example, if you are filing a claim against a governmental entity, you must file within 180 days (6 months) of the injury.
We will put our experience, knowledge and resources to work for you so you can take this time to recover from your injuries instead of stressing out about paperwork, deadlines and legal strategies. We will do all that heavy lifting for you.