Hollywood Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle Accident Insurance Claims & Lawsuits
Every year, thousands of Californians are injured or killed in traffic accidents, and a disproportionately high number of these individuals are motorcyclists. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists were 29 times more likely to be killed and 4 times more likely to be injured in motor vehicle accidents than occupants of passenger vehicles in 2019.
If you were injured or if someone you love was killed in a motorcycle accident in Hollywood or anywhere in L.A. County, turn to the team at Custodio & Dubey LLP. Since 2012, we have been representing the rights of accident victims throughout Southern California, providing personalized and aggressive legal representation tailored to each client’s unique needs. Our uncompromising approach to litigation has helped us secure more than $90 million in compensation for our clients, including many million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.
Liability in Motorcycle Accident Cases
At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we recognize that the vast majority of motorcycle riders are highly skilled and extremely safe drivers. Unfortunately, this does not mean that they can always avoid accidents. When other motorists are reckless, careless, or negligent, motorcyclists frequently suffer the consequences.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Failing to check for motorcyclists in vehicle blind spots
- Changing lanes or merging into a motorcyclist who is lawfully lane splitting
- Driving while distracted, including while texting or using a cellphone
- Speeding, including driving too fast for current conditions or driving recklessly
- Driving aggressively and/or engaging in road rage behaviors
- Turning into or across the path of an oncoming motorcyclist
- Following too closely (“tailgating”) leading to rear-end collisions
- Failing to yield the right of way to motorcyclists
- Disobeying red lights, stop signs, and other traffic control devices
- Opening car doors into motorcyclists or into oncoming motorcyclists’ paths
Because California follows a fault-based system when it comes to motor vehicle accident claims, the person or party that directly caused the accident is most often the one liable for the victim’s damages. However, in cases involving large commercial trucks, rideshare vehicles, defective roadways, or faulty vehicles, a separate third party could be partially or wholly liable.
What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Even when wearing helmets and other protective gear, motorcyclists are simply no match for a large, multi-ton vehicle. As a result, they tend to sustain devastating, life-altering injuries when they are involved in accidents with passenger cars and other vehicles.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones/fractures
- Facial injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Leg, foot, arm, and hand injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injuries
Such catastrophic injuries typically result in hospitalization and extensive, ongoing medical care. Victims may suffer permanent disabilities, affecting their ability to work, earn a living, or even care for themselves on a day-to-day basis. All of this, compounded by the pain and suffering associated with traumatic injuries, can result in extensive physical, emotional, and financial challenges.
Compensation for Injured Motorcyclists
Anyone involved in a car accident faces significant hardships, but motorcycle accident victims have an especially challenging road to recovery. At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we recognize the difficulties you are facing—including common misconceptions that paint motorcycle riders as dangerous risk takers. Our Hollywood motorcycle accident attorneys know how to investigate claims and build powerful, persuasive cases on behalf of injured bikers.
Our goal is to maximize your recovery, helping you obtain fair compensation for the following damages:
- Medical bills and other expenses
- Future medical care costs
- Lost income, wages, and earnings
- Future lost earnings
- Loss of earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Disfigurement and inconvenience
- Home modifications
- In-home care costs
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
We have even recovered punitive damages on behalf of victims of egregious negligence and/or wanton or willful misconduct. Such damages are meant to punish the defendant for wrongdoing and help ensure that similar acts do not affect other victims in the future.
Choose a Trusted Team That Will Fight for You
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious motorcycle accident is overwhelming. You need a legal team you can count on to help you navigate the process of recovering fair compensation for your losses.
At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we work directly with our clients to understand their needs, concerns, and goals. We can help you with everything from finding a doctor and obtaining medical care to getting your bike repaired or replaced. Most of all, you can count on our Hollywood motorcycle accident lawyers to fight for every penny you are owed. We are not afraid to go up against the insurance company and can even represent you at trial if necessary.
There are no costs to you unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf. We offer free consultations, as well as same-day appointments by request. Our staff is fully bilingual and can assist you in Spanish or English.