Premier Motorcycle Accident Attorneys California
At E&L, LLP, our motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to producing results for our injury clients, because we know just how hard it can be to get your life back on track after being hurt by another person’s negligence. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, nearly 900,000 motorcycles are registered in our state, as California residents ride for many reasons, including as their main means of transportation. Our sunny and warm weather invites riders across from the state including commuters, leisure riders, and those on long-distance trips to get away from it all as little or as frequently as they would like to ride.
Unfortunately, no matter how experienced you are as a rider, sharing the roadways with negligent drivers can lead to significant motorcycle injuries and even death when a much larger passenger vehicle causes a collision.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today to learn more about your legal rights and the available options for holding the negligent party responsible for your financial recovery.
What are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Our motorcycle accident attorneys provide the confidence our clients need to pursue a claim against the negligent party that caused their injuries.
We know a serious injury can make you feel alone and exhausted by the medical care necessary to get your life back. You are not alone.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that motorcyclists make up only 3% of the registered vehicles throughout the U.S. Shockingly, this small amount of the population makes up nearly 15% of all traffic accident-related fatalities which resulted in over 520 deaths in California alone last year.
The most common types of negligence that can lead to motorcycle accidents may include:
- Distracted driving
- Drivers who disobey traffic signs and signals
- Unsafe lane changes
- Aggressive and reckless driving
- Drivers making left turns in front of a motorcyclist
- Dangerous road conditions
- Opening car doors without checking their surroundings
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Reversing a vehicle without looking
- Motorcycle defects
When negligence is a factor, there is no limit to the ways traffic collisions can occur. And when these crashes involve a motorcyclist, the injuries can be life-changing, and our motorcycle accident lawyers want to help you hold the liable party accountable for their recklessness by pursuing the best outcome available for your unique circumstances.
What are the Most Common Injuries that Occur during Motorcycle Accidents?
An estimated 100,000 motorcyclists are injured across the country each year, and some of the riders are involved in such extreme collisions that their injuries are catastrophic or even life-threatening, taking months or even years to recover from when our clients can fully recover.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Torn Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
- Facial Fractures and Broken Teeth
- Multiple Fractures or Broken Bones
- Neck and Spinal Injuries
- Head injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Internal Bleeding and/or Damaged Organs
- Road Rash and Skin Loss
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death
Each person’s motorcycle accident injuries and the circumstances that led to them are unique, which is why our personal injury lawyers customize our approach to producing results for each of our clients. To us, you are not a case. You are a person who needs help. And together we will pursue the best financial outcome available for your injuries, so you can get your life back.
What Type of Financial Compensation Can I Pursue After a Motorcycle Accident Injury ?
Pursuing the financial recovery you are entitled to after a negligent driver causes your injuries to require more than proving they were at fault for your collision.
It requires outlining the full financial compensation you will need to get your life back from the damages they caused.
That includes costs associated with your:
- Immediate, future, and ongoing medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages, including diminished working capacity
- Rehabilitation and therapy requirements
- Temporary or permanent disability
We will evaluate your injuries and your short- and long-term needs, so you can focus on your complete recovery while we pursue the financial outcome you deserve.
What if I Have Lost a Loved One in a Motorcycle Accident?
When our loved ones ride motorcycles there is an inherent danger that comes with being exposed to larger, heavier vehicles that are driven by negligent drivers.
In fact, national motorcycle accident statistics state that riders are nearly 30 times more likely to be killed in a traffic crash than those riding in passenger vehicles.
No matter the circumstances, losing a loved one to negligence is devastating.
If you have lost a loved one in a collision with a negligent driver, our motorcycle accident attorneys may pursue a wrongful death claim on your behalf.
In California, certain family members may pursue a wrongful death claim when they have lost their loved one to negligence. The primary family members who may pursue a claim including surviving spouses and domestic partners, or the children of the decedent, if a spouse or domestic partner does not exist.
There are other family members, too, that may be able to pursue wrongful death claims, based on their relationship. To learn whether you are eligible, contact our experienced attorneys today.
Contact Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident or have lost a loved one to another driver’s negligence, contact our experienced team of personal injury lawyers today by calling (213) 213-0000 to schedule a free case evaluation and consultation.
You don’t pay until we win! That’s our guarantee.