Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle Accidents in California
Thousands of motorcycle riders are injured and killed on California roads every year. Tragically, what would be considered a relatively minor accident involving two standard passenger vehicles is often a severe collision when a motorcycle is involved. Because motorcyclists have relatively few protections compared to occupants of cars, trucks, and SUVs, they are the ones who most frequently sustain catastrophic or even fatal injuries when these accidents occur.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles or the Greater LA Area, turn to the team at KJT Law Group. Our personal injury attorneys bring extensive experience and a longstanding reputation for success to each and every claim. We understand the unique challenges injured motorcyclists face, and we know how to effectively advocate for the maximum recovery you are owed.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Although California motorcycle riders are required by law to wear approved helmets, they are still virtually unprotected when it comes to collisions with larger, heavier vehicles. Motorcyclists are not protected by seatbelts, airbags, or heavy metal doors, meaning they are far more likely to sustain traumatic, life-altering injuries than occupants of other types of motor vehicles.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Accidental amputation
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones/fractures
- Bruises, cuts, and lacerations
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Road rash/friction burns
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue damage
Injured accident victims often require emergency medical attention, transportation to nearby hospitals, and ongoing treatment. In some cases, they may be left with permanent disabilities and impairments that irrevocably alter their way of life.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Unsafe lane changes
- Lane splitting
- Inexperienced drivers
- Dangerous road conditions
Who Is at Fault for Most Motorcycle Accidents?
Although there is a widespread misconception that motorcyclists are inherently unsafe drivers, we at KJT Law Group know that the opposite is true. In fact, motorcycle riders are among the most skilled and safest of all drivers on the road. In reality, the negligent and wrongful conduct of others is the leading cause of motorcycle accidents.
Specifically, some of the most common causes of these types of collisions include:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Speeding, including driving too fast for current conditions
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Turning into or across the path of a motorcyclist
- Failing to check for motorcyclists in drivers’ blindspots
- Failing to see motorcyclists who are lawfully lane-splitting
- Opening car doors into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist (“dooring”)
- Disobeying traffic control devices, such as red lights or stop signs
- Tailgating, or following too closely
- Cutting off/merging directly ahead of a motorcyclist
These and other unsafe driving behaviors put motorcyclists at serious risk. If you believe your accident was the result of another motorist’s negligent or unlawful conduct, reach out to our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers at KJT Law Group today to learn how we can help you hold the negligent driver accountable.
Depending on the specific details of your case, the liable party could be an at-fault driver. It could also be another third party, such as a trucking company or auto manufacturer. Even if you were partly to blame for the accident, you could still be entitled to compensation—and our team can help you fight to recover every penny you deserve.
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Our attorneys have the experience, resources, and skill to fully investigate complex motorcycle accident claims. We look at all possible avenues of compensation and leave no stone unturned when identifying liable parties and pursuing maximum recovery on your behalf. Our attorneys are passionate about standing up for the rights of injured bikers and know how to fight back against the insurance company’s efforts to dispute or deny your claim. We are well-versed in preparing cases that clearly and effectively lay out the facts, allowing insurance adjusters, juries, and judges to see the full extent of your damages.
Our goal is to recover compensation for all of your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, disabilities, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, emotional distress, and related damages. We want to help you get back on your feet so that you can move forward with your life.
Let our experienced attorneys lead the fight. No case is too small and no odds are too daunting for us to roll up our sleeves, go to work, and win for our clients.
Motorcycle accidents are traumatic experiences for victims and their loved ones. If you suffered severe injuries or if your loved one died due to the negligent or reckless conduct of another motorist or third party, you do not have to face the consequences on your own.
When you reach out to KJT Law Group, we will immediately begin learning more about you and your case. We limit our overall caseload in order to better provide each and every one of our clients with the attention, care, and service they deserve. We are available 24/7 to take your call and provide legal services in English, Spanish, and Armenian to better serve our clients.
We provide legal services in English, Spanish, and Armenian. Request a free consultation today by calling us at (818) 873-0181 or by submitting an online contact form.