Motorcyclists face greater accident risks than drivers of cars and other types of motorized vehicles, so it is especially important to adhere to safety precautions while riding on the Southern California roads. Statistics show that motorcyclists are nearly 30 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than drivers of passenger cars. Any motorcyclist who is injured while riding through Malibu, Brentwood or another Los Angeles community can hire one of the best motorcycle accident attorneys at Akiva Niamehr LLP to explore your legal options.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are many factors that can lead to motorcycle accidents occurring. If another party was at fault, a motorcyclist can take legal recourse with the help of a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to try to recover compensation to cover all damages. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Lane splitting
- Extreme weather
- Open vehicle doors
- Unsafe road conditions
- Driving under the influence
- Defective motorcycle or helmet
- Attempting to steer clear of objects on the road
- Drivers failing to check blind spots when changing lanes
From minor to major injuries, motorcyclists can suffer a wide range of debilitating and sometimes permanent injuries when involved in accidents. A few scrapes and bruises are generally nothing to worry about, but broken bones injuries, deep lacerations and other more serious injuries require prompt medical attention. Motorcyclists may also endure concussions or brain injuries and other internal injuries that are not always initially obvious. An evaluation from a medical professional is always advisable when involved in a motorcycle accident so that all injuries can be treated. Immediate treatment would be recommended depending on the nature and severity of your injuries. An ambulance, emergency room or hospital visit may even be warranted.
Consequences of Motorcycle Accidents
In addition to obvious pain and discomfort, injuries caused by motorcycle accidents can have devastating effects. Motorcyclists who are seriously injured may endure brain injuries or paralysis. In severe cases when arms or legs have experienced major trauma, limb amputation may be necessary. Many of the worst injuries occur in accidents that result in motorcyclists being ejected from their bikes. Property damage to the motorcycle itself could result in costly repairs as well.
How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Akiva Niamehr LLP Can Help
Motorcycle accident attorneys in California are standing by at Akiva Niamehr to help motorcyclists rebuild their lives after their accidents. An attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company of the party who was at fault for the accident. If a settlement cannot be reached and the other driver is clearly liable and a recovery is obtainable (either through insurance or personal assets of the defendant), the attorney will help the client file a lawsuit with the court and manage all aspects of the case from presence at court hearings to filing of legal briefs and other documents. An argument consisting of all evidence to support the client's claim will be prepared and presented before a judge to try to get a fair ruling. If compensation is awarded to the client, this money can go toward covering the costs of medical care, lost work wages and other financial losses related to the motorcycle accident.
Determining the cause of a motorcycle accident is a critical aspect of case preparation. When we investigate, we often work with experts in accident reconstruction. After we find the cause of the accident, we can determine liability.
To schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who handles motorcycle accident cases, contact Akiva Niamehr LLP today for your free consultation at (800) 261-7001 or contact us online.
Our attorneys have extensive experience with motorcycle accident cases, and we can present your case to the insurance company and a jury in the most effective way possible.