Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are all too common in Los Angeles.  Many times, motorcycle accidents leave the operator with serious injuries or death.  This is often because of the lack of visibility of motorcyclists.

Some people on the road are often oblivious to the rights of motorcycle riders and cause accidents.  Since 1987, our firm has successfully resolved hundreds of motorcycle accident cases including some with multi-million-dollar results.  We have vast experience and knowledge in how to maximize results in these cases.  We regularly work with accident reconstruction experts and medical specialists to help you get the compensation you deserve.

You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future economic losses
  • Past, present and future pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Motorcyclists have very little protection opposed to other vehicles which leaves them susceptible and vulnerable to serious injuries.  Lane splitting motorcycle accidents happen all too frequently.  Dangerous road conditions are often amplified for motorcyclists, such as potholes, wet roads, uneven roads or debris that can easily cause the motorcyclist to be involved in an accident.

According to http://www.iii.org/issue-update/motorcycle-crashes motorcycle accidents are more likely to lead to fatalities then other vehicle accidents.

Other serious injuries from motorcycle accidents include:

  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations

Liability in a motorcycle accident

Often, it’s other motorists who cause motorcycle accidents.  Many motorcycle accidents take place at intersections when a vehicle makes a left-hand turn striking the motorcyclist going straight with the right-away, causing the motorcyclist to strike the side of the turning vehicle.  Passenger vehicles that carelessly change lanes, fail to properly stop or negligently merge onto traffic, may place motorcyclists at great risk of harm.

Comparative negligence

In California, one or more parties can be at fault for the same accident.  The possible percentage of fault for each involved party is what a motorcycle accident lawyer studies to best represent his or her client.  If an opposing driver breached the “duty of care” owed to other drivers or violated a traffic law, causing the motorcycle accident, they may be liable for the damages.

Oftentimes, a motorcycle personal injury lawyer will hire an accident reconstructionist to assist in determining the percentage of fault for each party involved in an accident.  The attorney will often also hire medical experts to determine the extent of the injuries and damages.

Proving fault and extent of injury(ies) can be complicated when negotiating with insurance companies and their hired defense attorneys.  It’s important to contact us immediately after a motorcycle accident to best handle the legal aspects of your case.  Since 1987, The Dominguez Firm has successfully resolved hundreds of motorcycle accident cases involving all sorts of injuries and deaths, including some with multi-million dollar results.

The Dominguez Firm is a proven powerhouse injury law firm with unrivaled service and success record.  The firm works on a NO RECOVERY, NO FEE basis.  This means that you do not pay unless you win.  You have nothing to lose. Let our award-winning team of personal injury trial lawyers fight for you! We may assist you at your home or hospital at a moment’s notice.  If you or a loved been injured in a motorcycle accident, call us 24/7 for a FREE CONSULTATION: 800-818-1818