Have you been in a motorcycle accident in Long Beach? Did this accident seriously injure you or someone you love? If your accident was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be eligible for compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Call the Long Beach personal injury attorneys of OnderLaw today and schedule a consultation to determine if you have a valid injury claim. The consultation is absolutely free, and you are under no obligation to use our services, so there’s no reason to delay. Call now and get the help you need after a debilitating motorcycle accident.
We are asked this question regularly by our prospective clients, and in truth, California law doesn’t require you to retain legal counsel to pursue compensation through an injury claim. You’re certainly able to do so yourself. However, having the assistance of a qualified attorney can make the entire process smoother and easier on you.
We don’t just write letters and argue your case in court. We will bring the full weight of our knowledge and experience to bear on your case and make sure your claim is as strong as possible. We will do all the legwork needed to build your claim, from interviewing witnesses to gathering evidence and documents, and negotiating with insurance adjusters to get you the full and fair settlement you deserve.
Motorcycle riders can be at a disadvantage in claims for compensation because of the inherent bias many people have against them. The stereotypes of the “outlaw biker” or thrill-seeking mentality make many people think that motorcyclists deserve whatever injuries they sustain as a result of the risk inherent in riding. An attorney can help you combat this incorrect assumption.
We’ve built a reputation as a firm that knows how to get the job done right, and we can put that reputation to work for you and your family. We know how to deal with the underhanded tactics and questionable methods insurance adjusters might employ to get you to accept a settlement that’s less than what your accident is worth, and we can show you how to navigate the complex claims process.
An experienced attorney can also make sure you get compensation for all your losses, not just the material ones. We can help you understand how losses and damages work and ensure that you’re justly compensated for all the losses you’ve suffered.
First and foremost, because we get results. We’ve successfully obtained billions of dollars in compensation for our clients through settlements and awards. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team of attorneys has experience handling claims of all types, and when you choose us to represent you, you get the full benefit of that wealth of knowledge.
But we aren’t just a settlement farm. We understand how serious a motorcycle accident can be and the effects it can have on you, your finances, and your family. We know that you’re not just a statistic. We strive to treat all our clients with compassion and dignity and to be more than just qualified legal counsel. We are your advocate, your confidant, and your support during this difficult time, and that responsibility is just as important as getting you fair compensation.
There are several laws pertaining to riding motorcycles safely in California, such as:
Motorcycles are at a disadvantage in vehicle accidents for several reasons. They lack any safety equipment aside from helmets, are smaller and harder to see, and they’re more susceptible to adverse road conditions, such as inclement weather or poor road maintenance. Some types of motorcycle accidents include:
Motorcycle accidents have a wide variety of causes in California, including the following:
Sadly, injuries from motorcycle accidents tend to be more severe across the board than injuries from car or other vehicle accidents because of the lack of safety protection. Some common injuries from motorcycle accidents include:
In order to obtain compensation after a motorcycle accident, you must prove that someone else was at fault for your injury. You must show that the responsible party was required to behave in a certain way, that they didn’t behave as they should, that their behavior caused your accident, and that accident caused you serious injury. If you’re able to prove this with your claim, you could receive compensation for your losses.
Proving fault is complicated by California’s pure comparative negligence standard. This means that if your case goes to trial and a judge finds that you were partially responsible for the accident that caused your injury, any financial reward you receive can be reduced by the amount of responsibility you bear. For example, if you’re hit by a car on your motorcycle at night while attempting an unprotected left turn, but it’s later discovered that your headlamp was not operating at the time of the accident, a judge may find you partially responsible for your accident. If a judge finds you 20% responsible, any award you receive would be decreased by 20%.
The more severe your accident and injury in general, the more you should demand in compensation for your losses. It’s nearly impossible to determine the exact amount of compensation you may receive without reviewing the unique circumstances of your accident and injury.
Losses caused by an accident are referred to as damages. Economic damages are any losses with a specific dollar amount attached, such as:
There are also damages without a specific dollar amount called non-economic damages. Some examples include:
Your attorney can assess your circumstances, your injury, your recovery, and everything else related to your accident to arrive at an appropriate value for your claim.
Here are some statistics and information regarding motorcycle accidents and injuries in California and elsewhere:
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Long Beach, don’t wait any longer to seek the compensation you deserve. Call the attorneys at OnderLaw today for a free, no-obligation consultation, and let us help you move on with your life after an accident. Call today.