A motorcycle accident is always a devastating and life-changing event. The dangers are apparent, with motorcyclists being at higher risk of injury or death in the event of an accident than those involved in a car accident. However, motorcycle accidents often don’t just happen because riders are overly reckless or careless. Sometimes they’re the result of negligence on the part of others.
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California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
A motorcycle accident is always a devastating and life-changing event. The dangers are apparent, with motorcyclists being at higher risk of injury or death in the event of an accident than those involved in a car accident. However, motorcycle accidents often don’t just happen because riders are overly reckless or careless. Sometimes they’re the result of negligence on the part of others. When these accidents occur, a motorcycle accident attorney can help you pursue fair compensation for your pain and suffering. California lawyers with experience handling motorcycle accident cases can help your case by aggressively investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and developing a solid lawsuit against negligent parties.
Tragically, there have been instances in which young motorcycle riders have been killed in accidents that could have been avoided with some basic safety measures. Fortunately, California law offers some protection for those who have fallen victim to motorcycle accident injuries. Finding a motorcycle accident attorney isn’t easy. The Los Angeles area is home to some of the largest motorcycle clubs in the country, and competing law firms frequently seek to use that fact to attract business. This can lead to much advertising by lawyers with no experience handling these types of cases.
At Avian Law Group, we’re eager to help you recover the fair compensation you deserve. If a claim is litigated correctly, we can build a strong case against the negligent party. This means you’ll have the best possible chance of obtaining financial compensation, and your lawsuit will be made on a solid foundation.
What To Expect From Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
We know that motorcycle accidents can cause severe damage to your life, both physically and financially. Many people are forced to take time off from work until they recover from the trauma of the accident. Others are forced to seek medical attention for months or years after severe injuries. When this happens, many assume that their injuries will make it impossible for them to return to work again. It is only fair that you receive fair compensation for your suffering.
Our firm understands how devastating a motorcycle accident can be and is here to help you obtain fair compensation for your pain and suffering. We have the resources necessary to build a strong case against the parties responsible for your injuries.
The primary reason you need to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer is that the insurance companies involved in your case will try to deny fault on their part. You’ll be required to prove fault on the driver’s part and the negligent party. Just filing a claim is not enough. You’ll also have to argue that the driver was negligent, which isn’t as easy as it may seem. Even if the at-fault driver admits responsibility, insurance companies may still try to deny your claim. If you want fair compensation for your injuries, you need an attorney who understands California motorcycle accident laws and how to present a solid case against the responsible parties.
A motorcycle accident may predispose you to a situation where you are in severe medical debt, and you need an attorney who will help you get through this difficult time.Avian Law Group has years of experience successfully litigating motorcycle accident cases, and a personal injury lawyer of your choice will help you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have helped multiple motorcycle accident victims obtain fair compensation for their pain and suffering.
Common Damages from Motorcycle Crashes
1. Medical Expenses
Medical expenses are one of the most common damages recovered in a motorcycle accident claim. A motorcycle accident is often more severe than other accidents, so you may be forced to seek medical care for longer than most accident victims. Medical expenses include the cost of medical care for injuries that are diagnosed as a result of the accident. Serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and deep lacerations may entitle you to compensation for emotional pain and suffering.
2. Lost Wages
If you’re permanently prevented from returning to your job due to your motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover lost wages. This means you’ll be able to seek compensation for your lost income until you can return to work. If this is the case, you’ll also be entitled to any lost income you sustained in the short term following your accident.
3. Pain and Suffering
You’re entitled to seek fair compensation for your pain and suffering, which can include mental anguish that results from the fact that you’re unable to work or pursue hobbies that you enjoy. You may also be entitled to seek compensation for the emotional pain you’re experiencing due to your injuries.
4. Loss of Consortium
Our firm understands that your motorcycle accident also hurt your relationship with your significant other. Motorcycle accidents can often cause sexual dysfunction in the victim, which may result in the victim’s significant other feeling less satisfied. Loss of consortium is the right to seek fair compensation for the negative impact caused by your injuries.
5. Permanent Scarring and Disfigurement
If the injuries you sustained in your motorcycle accident led to permanent scarring, you’re entitled to seek compensation. Permanent scarring can occur due to road rash or other traumatic injuries, impacting your ability to feel confident about your appearance.
Evidence to Support your Injury Claim
1. Photos of the Accident
Photos are one of the most critical pieces of evidence in a personal injury case since they may be the only way to prove how severe your injuries were. Chances are that other accident victims involved in similar accidents may already have photos of their injury scars. If you have a picture of yourself taken on the day of your accident, it will be difficult for the insurance defense to claim that your injuries weren’t very severe.
2. Medical Bills
Our firm understands that you may also have medical bills related to your injuries, which may include the cost of treatment for your injuries and medical bills for follow-up treatment. The fact that you were forced to seek medical care for your injuries can show that the accident was severe. The insurance defense may try to claim that you weren’t hurt as badly as you claim, but medical bills will prove injury on your part.
3. Repair Estimates
The repair estimates you can obtain may be very important in proving the amount of damage done to your motorcycle. If your motorcycle was a total loss, you’d need to present a repair estimate to support your injury case.
Things You’ll Need to Build a Strong Case for Yourself
It’s a good idea to have witnesses who can bring eyewitness testimony that can help prove how serious the accident was. This will help set the scene in your favor and demonstrate that there is enough proof to support a case against whoever is responsible.
2. Driver’s License
You’ll need to have your driver’s license information on hand. This includes your address, as well as any other personal information that you may have. A driver’s license is critical evidence in your case, as it will show the proof of insurance you were operating the motorcycle with at the time of the crash.
3. A Helmet
The helmet you wore can be significant evidence, especially if a camera was mounted. If the helmet you’re wearing has a GoPro mounted, it can help your case by proving that your injuries were as severe as you claim.
4. Proof of Sobriety
You’ll want proof of sobriety from all parties involved with the accident. This can include your blood alcohol content, showing whether you were operating a motorcycle while drunk or not.
Contact Avian Law today for your free case evaluation and let us fight for you in your motorcycle collision personal injury claim.