Motorcycle riders are often "free spirits," enjoying the freedom and open air riding a motorcycle affords. Unfortunately, those who ride "bikes" are at a far greater risk of suffering serious or even life-threatening injuries due to the exposure and lack of protection riding a motorcycle involves. If you have been injured in an accident that was the fault of another motorist, we urge you to contact the Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers at The Justice Firm now. As a victim, the costs associated with your accident and resulting injuries may be far greater than you realize.
When involved in an accident, the first thing you may think about (other than your injuries) is how much the medical costs will be. Most insurance companies pay only a portion of the costs, so you are responsible for the balance. There are other costs related to your injuries you may not consider, including lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, even future income in some cases if a victim requires further medical treatment or is unable to work for an extended period of time. The costs can be financially devastating. If the motorcyclists dies as a result of negligence, surviving family members may want to consider filing a wrongful death claim.Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys in Orange County and Surrounding Areas
While motorcyclists are at an increased risk of serious injuries if involved in an accident across the nation, Los Angeles poses different risks due to the extreme traffic congestion and bumper to bumper traffic often present in the city. Motorists are often distracted, and don't pay attention to those riding motorcycles. Regardless of whether you are in town or on a highway or interstate, a devastating accident can occur. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers will work diligently to determine who is responsible for the accident, and to ensure that you are fairly compensated by those who were negligent and their insurance companies.
Should an accident occur, it is vital that you know what to do. Wearing a helmet is highly recommended, as helmets often protect motorcycle riders from traumatic brain or head injuries. Of course, the first step you should take is to seek medical attention for your injuries. If you are able, collect information from others who are involved in the accident such as name, telephone number, license plate number, and insurance information. Notify police, so that an accident report can be filed. Above all, speak with a skilled personal injury attorney who can deal with the responsible party and his or her insurance company to make sure you are not denied the compensation you are entitled to.Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
A motorcycle accident may result in injuries that vary from minor to serious or even catastrophic. Some of the most common injuries associated with these types of accidents include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Burns/road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Knee and ankle injuries
Serious injuries can require extensive medical treatment including surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Between medical costs, the inability to work, and emotional/physical pain, your life can be turned upside down. It is critical that you obtain the legal support and guidance of a capable and experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney.Contact The Justice Firm Today
Motorists often pay little attention to those who ride motorcycles; in fact, many unfortunately feel that motorcyclists have few rights when it comes to the road. If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle due to someone else's negligence, it is important that you take action to protect your legal rights immediately. Do not speak with insurance companies without first speaking to a lawyer. Contact us now at 310-914-2444.