Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The nature of motorcycle crashes usually means serious injuries for the victims. Get help holding the person responsible for your accident to account by partnering with an LA motorcycle crash attorney from our office.
You can drive as safely as possible and still be injured in an accident. Though you’ve tried to prevent accidents by following the rules of the road, you can’t control other people’s negligent actions. When another person caused your Los Angeles motorcycle wreck, you can hold them accountable for your injuries and losses by submitting a claim against them.
How do you know who was responsible, and how do you receive the compensation you deserve? You must investigate your accident to gather proof of fault; you must put together a case; you must calculate your damages and request the at-fault party’s insurance company pay for them.
This is a lot of work to deal with, and you’re already dealing with issues pertaining to your injuries. Get help with your claim from a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer at Custodio & Dubey, LLP.
Determining Who Was at Fault for Your Los Angeles Motorcycle Collision
You know that you weren’t the one who caused your wreck, but you might not be sure about what or who did cause it. It could be another motorist’s fault, but then again, it could be someone else altogether who was responsible. For instance, what if a faulty auto part caused the other driver to crash into your motorcycle?
It takes investigation to figure out what caused your crash and who can be held legally responsible for it. You will need to interview witnesses, gather physical evidence, collect police and crash reports, and try to obtain photographic and video evidence. If that sounds like a lot for you to do right now, that’s because it is.
You’ve just been injured and are probably focused on recovering, as you should be. That’s why you should get help from an LA motorcycle collision attorney who can help you with the entire claims process. Your bike accident lawyer will look into what caused your crash, put together a case, and negotiate with the involved insurance companies.
Below, here’s a list of common causes of motorcycle wrecks in LA:
- Distracted Driving – One of the top reasons for accidents today is distracted driving. Sadly, people simply can’t put away their phones while driving, regardless of who they hurt or even kill. There are many other causes of distracted driving, too. You can file a case against a distracted driver who caused your crash.
- Faulty Auto or Motorcycle Parts – Negligent manufacturing is a real problem, and manufacturers must be held accountable when they create subpar motorcycle parts that injure bikers.
- Commercial Trucking Issues – Big rigs are dangerous as it is, without drivers and trucking companies being reckless. You can submit your claim against the trucker or trucking company if they caused your motorcycle crash and injuries.
- Dangerous or Reckless Driving – Speeding, tailgating, and other forms of reckless driving often cause accidents. The reckless driver can be held liable when they’ve caused you to suffer.
- Poor Motorcycle Service Work – Mechanics can sometimes make negligent mistakes that lead to motorcycle crashes. If you can prove that poor repair work caused your accident, you can file a case against the mechanic or body shop.
- Intoxicated Driving – Drunk driving has always been dangerous, yet people continue to make the poor decision to drink and drive. You have every right to sue a drunk driver who caused you injury and loss in LA.
Serious Injuries and How They Can Affect Your Claim
Motorcycle and other auto injuries in LA are known to be serious. Your injuries could have you in the hospital for a long time; you could be suffering from excruciating physical pain; your injuries could even be permanent, which could affect your mobility and your ability to work.
Serious injuries will seriously change your life, with the more serious injuries being permanent. When you’ve sustained a serious or permanent injury, you will need more compensation to move on with your life than if you’d received a more minor injury.
In some cases, you will never be able to provide financially for your family because of the carelessness of another. You must therefore receive enough money in your settlement to provide for yourself and for your family indefinitely.
Listed below are some of the more common serious injuries that could increase your Los Angeles motorcycle accident claim’s overall value.
Dealing with the At-Fault Party’s Insurer
When submitting your LA motorcycle injury claim, you will be submitting it with the at-fault party’s insurance company. You must convince the insurer that it was their insured client who caused the accident and that you are owed damages in Los Angeles because of it.
In theory, the insurer should examine your evidence of fault and damages and hand you a check once they’ve reviewed the claim paperwork. Regretfully, that’s not always the way things work out.
Insurance companies are known to fight injury claims because they don’t want to pay you. They lose money every time they pay out on a claim. That means that they will sometimes do everything possible to lower your claim’s value, or they will sometimes refuse to pay out your claim entirely.
They may even try some low tactics, such as placing the blame for the accident on you. They could say that since you ride a motorcycle, you were taking risks with your health and your life, and because of that, you don’t deserve to be compensated.
Don’t worry about the insurance companies. Your Los Angeles motorcycle injury lawyer knows all their tactics, and we can handle communications with them so that you won’t have to.
Fair Compensation for Your LA Motorcycle Wreck Case
When you’ve been seriously hurt in a motorbike accident, you will have losses of both an economic and non-economic nature.
Economic losses are all the financial expenses this accident has brought to your life, such as medical care costs. Non-economic losses are all the ways this accident has affected your life that don’t correspond to a monetary loss. For instance, pain and suffering are non-economic damages.
You can receive a settlement to pay for all your losses, and you deserve to receive enough money to adequately compensate you for what you’ve been through. Depending on the seriousness of your injuries, your life might have been changed permanently by this accident. You will need this money to provide for your future.
Down below is a list of damages your Los Angeles biker injury lawyer can work hard to help you win:
- Medical treatment expenses
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Mental anguish and treatment
- Lost work wages and lost earning potential
- Physical therapy costs
- Permanent injury/disability/scarring
- Property damage
- Costs of caregiving services
Contact a Motorcycle Crash Lawyer in Los Angeles
Your injuries have likely left you with extensive damages, and when you weren’t responsible for causing your motorcycle wreck in Los Angeles, you shouldn’t have to pay for it. Investigating and proving your case would be tough for you to do without help, but you don’t have to navigate the motorcycle injury claim process alone.
Reach out to a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer at Custodio & Dubey, LLP. We can help you to determine who caused your crash, and we can pursue a claim against them. Receive your free case assessment when you dial 213-593-9095 or when you complete the online form on this webpage.
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