Culver City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim or Lawsuit
If you own or ride a motorcycle in Los Angeles, you already know the risks of sharing the road. According to 2019 data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in fatal traffic accidents than occupants of other motor vehicles, such as cars and trucks. Those who do survive often suffer catastrophic injuries, which can have significant, permanent effects in victims’ lives.
If you were injured or if your loved one tragically died in a motorcycle accident, know that you deserve justice. At Custodio & Dubey LLP, our Culver City motorcycle accident attorneys represent victims and their families throughout the Westside and all of L.A. County. We are committed to taking care of our clients and will be there for you every step of the way.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
As previously mentioned, motorcyclists face a disproportionately high risk of being involved in fatal accidents. However, even non-fatal motorcycle accidents tend to have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones.
Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic bodily injuries, such as:
- Accidental amputation
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Friction burns (“road rash”)
- Head and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These types of injuries often require immediate medical attention, as well as extensive, ongoing treatment and care. In many cases, they lead to permanent partial or total disability. Victims may be unable to return to work for weeks, months, or even the rest of their lives. They may be left with significant physical pain and emotional suffering and will likely never experience the same quality of life they once had.
At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we truly understand the many ways in which the accident has impacted your life—and we believe that you should not have to suffer these effects on your own. If someone else was responsible for the accident that left you injured, our attorneys can help you fight to hold them responsible for your losses.
How Much Is a Motorcycle Accident Worth?
We recognize that many people want to know the value of their claim right away—and for good reason. With all of the physical, emotional, and financial hardships you are facing, it makes sense that you would want to know what you can expect from your personal injury settlement.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to accurately determine how much your claim is worth without first reviewing the specific and unique details at play.
Many different factors affect the value of a given claim, including the:
- Severity of your injuries
- Cost of your medical care
- Future projected care costs
- Extent of your pain and suffering
- Percentage of fault you had, if any, in causing the crash
- Available insurance coverage
These and other factors will influence the value of your claim, as well as how much you can expect to receive in a settlement. In some cases, the insurance company for the liable party will refuse to settle. Your attorney can help you file a lawsuit, if necessary, and can represent your rights in court.
What Damages Can Be Recovered After a Motorcycle Accident?
Although the actual value of your claim depends on the factors listed above (and others), many motorcycle accident victims are able to recover certain types of damages in the wake of a crash.
Common motorcycle accident damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care costs
- Lost wages/income
- Future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Lost earning capacity
If someone else was negligent or wrongfully caused the crash, you are entitled to compensation for all of your related expenses. If you are found to be partly at fault, however, your total recovery will be reduced by your at-fault percentage. So, if the insurance adjuster and/or court decides that you contributed to the accident and assigns you 10 percent of the blame, you can only recover up to 90 percent of the total amount you are seeking in damages.
Learn How Custodio & Dubey LLP Can Help with Your Case
After a motorcycle accident, you should spend your time getting proper medical treatment and resting while you heal from your injuries. You shouldn’t have to worry about dealing with the insurance company or fighting for the fair compensation you are owed.
When you trust your case to our team, we will handle every legal detail. We can also help you find a doctor, get the care you need, locate a motorcycle repair shop, and navigate the various other aspects of your recovery. Our Culver City motorcycle accident attorneys understand the difficulties you are facing, and we are here to help you every step of the way.