Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you suffered injuries when a careless driver caused your Los Angeles motorcycle accident, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation. Financial settlements and awards help victims pay for medical care, cover lost income, and more. A Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney from KJT Law Group can represent you with no upfront fees.
You can speak to a team member from KJT Law Group for free today. We will assess your rights and options and answer your questions. Call (818) 507-8525 to get started now.
Motorcycle Accident Victims Often Suffer Significant Injuries
At KJT Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys know how hard it can be to recover from motorcycle accident injuries. Many of our clients in these collision cases suffer catastrophic injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. Some require ongoing care and support even after recovering as fully as medically possible.
Even when wearing a helmet—as required under California’s universal helmet law, CVC § 27803—traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can still happen. Other catastrophic injuries could include neck or back injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and serious burns from road rash or fire.
Of course, other serious injuries also occur (such as fractures, internal injuries, cuts and bruises, and joint injuries) and the costs can add up quickly. Injured crash victims should not have to pay for treatment or other related expenses out of their own pockets. Instead, the at-fault drivers and their insurance companies should pay.
Recovering Compensation Based on Your LA Motorcycle Accident
A personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can represent you and act on your behalf while you undergo treatment and rehabilitation after your collision. They will investigate what happened, work to build a strong claim, and demand the at-fault party’s insurer cover your costs. Alternatively, they may sue the at-fault driver.
The damages recoverable in these cases depend on the victim’s expenses and losses, but often include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care and support costs
- Lost income from all sources
- Reduced ability to work and earn a living
- Property damage
- Miscellaneous related expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
Seeking Justice for Wrongful Death Victims
Our lawyers also represent families whose loved ones died from motorcycle collision injuries in the County of Los Angeles. At KJT Law Group, a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer can review your family member’s crash case and offer advice on how to get justice.
When you hire our team to seek money damages in your case, you will work directly with an attorney. Your case will be a priority to them. We have a strong history of recovering substantial payouts for clients, and you could be next.
Recovering With Help From a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
At KJT Law Group, our attorneys know how to develop a case to prove negligence and recover compensation for our clients hurt in these crashes. We investigate what happened and who is legally responsible.
Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Rear-end collisions
- Unsafe passing and lane changes
- Car door collisions
- Intersection accidents, including left-turn accidents
- Dangerous road conditions
- Defective motorcycle parts
Many factors can contribute to these accidents, including:
- Drunk or drugged drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Young or inexperienced drivers
Proving Negligence and Liability in Motorcycle Accidents
When our attorneys work on motorcycle accident cases, we aim to prove negligence and liability. There are four elements required to confirm that negligence occurred:
- The driver had a duty to behave a specific way, usually because of applicable traffic laws
- That driver failed to behave as required by law
- Their failure caused a collision
- Our client suffered injuries and financial loss due to the collision
In most cases, the at-fault driver is liable for any expenses or losses the victims incurred. To recover them, motorcycle accident victims have two options:
- File an insurance claim
- Sue the liable party or parties
Filing an Insurance Claim
Filing an insurance claim is a common and effective way to recover damages because California drivers must carry at least a minimum amount of auto liability insurance. According to the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), this includes:
- $15,000 bodily injury liability per person
- $30,000 bodily injury liability per accident
- $5,000 property damage liability
However, when motorcycle accident injuries exceed these amounts, it can be more difficult to recover damages. We may need to sue on your behalf to recover fair compensation. There are other reasons why we must sue in some cases as well. We can discuss this in detail if suing becomes necessary in your case.
Getting Justice After an LA Motorcycle Accident
At KJT Law Group, our Los Angeles lawyers help clients understand what to do after a motorcycle accident and navigate the claims process for them from start to finish. Knowing what to do after an accident can help ensure that you get the support you need for your physical, emotional, and financial recovery.
Immediately After the Crash
If your injuries were severe, paramedics likely transferred you to one of the city’s trauma centers. Your focus during your acute assessment and treatment should be your physical health. As you heal, be sure to save any medical bills, treatment notes, or other documents you receive related to the accident or your injuries.
Contact an Attorney
Once your injuries are stable, it’s time to consider your legal options, whether a few days or even a few weeks have passed. This is when we recommend you connect with our team for a free consultation. We can meet you in the hospital, a rehabilitation facility, or another location.
If your loved one suffered devastating injuries and cannot contact us directly, we can discuss their legal options with you.
Continue Your Treatment
Throughout the progression of your case, you must continue your treatment and follow all doctor’s orders. This helps ensure that the at-fault driver’s lawyer or insurance company cannot blame you for your own injuries. In addition, it supports you in getting the best possible outcome in your physical recovery.
Let Your Lawyer Manage Your Case
While you undergo treatment, rehabilitation, and/or therapy, our team will manage your insurance claim or lawsuit. We handle all aspects of the case and provide you with regular updates along the way. You have as much or as little involvement as you want.
Ensure That You Meet All Deadlines
There is a deadline for suing in Los Angeles: two years from the date of your motorcycle accident, per CCP § 335.1. While the deadline does not apply to car insurance claims, we need to resolve your case before this date arrives so we have the option to sue. We do not want to lose the leverage in negotiations provided by the possibility of a lawsuit.
Connect With a Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Free Today
You can speak with an attorney from KJT Law Group about your crash or your loved one’s injuries for free today. We provide complimentary case reviews so victims understand their legal rights, options for justice, compensation opportunities, and how our team can help. We are here for you after a serious or catastrophic injury accident. Call (818) 507-8525 now to get started with your free legal consultation.
If you or someone you love was injured due to another person’s negligence, contact KJT Law Group at (818) 507-8525 for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.
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