Southern California is notorious for its congested highways and aggressive drivers. It is therefore no surprise that California has one of the highest rates of motorcycle accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Furthermore, statistics show that motorcycle riders are at greater risk of accident, injury, or death than passengers who ride in automobiles, trucks, and SUVs. There are a number of factors explaining why motorcycle riders are at greater risk for serious injury or death than automobile, truck, and SUV passengers, such as:
- Motorcycles lack the weight, bulk, and protection of cars, trucks, and SUVs.
- Motorcycles are not equipped with as many safety features, such as airbags, roofs, seat belts, etc.
- When an accident occurs, motorcycle riders are thrown off their bikes onto the asphalt at excessive speeds.
- Motorcycles are harder for other drivers to see, especially at night or in poor weather conditions.
- Motorcycles can easily be side-swept.
- Motorcycles are more vulnerable to poor weather conditions and road hazards.
- Because they are lightweight, motorcycles are more likely to become unstable or “wobbly” at high speeds.
Whether riding a motorcycle to work or just for fun, all motorcycle riders must take extreme caution every time they’re on the road. Because motorcycles offer passengers virtually no protection, many motorcycle riders sustain serious, debilitating, and life-threatening injuries when an accident does occur. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach or Orange County motorcycle accident attorney immediately.
Contact our Los Angeles and Orange County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Vaziri Law Group is dedicated to representing people injured in motorcycle accidents throughout Southern California. Our experienced Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach and Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys have helped hundreds of clients throughout the area obtain financial compensation for their injuries, pain, suffering, medical expenses, rehabilitation, and financial hardship.
We are highly trained in this area of the law, and are extremely familiar with the California accident court system. Furthermore, once we commit to a case we devote 100% of our time and energy into meeting the needs of our clients, protecting their rights, and making sure legal justice is served.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to call our dedicated and compassionate Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys today for your free consultation at 877-777-7993.
Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident you are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering, medical costs, and financial hardship. At Vaziri Law Group, our talented Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach and Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys work relentlessly to help our clients obtain compensation for the following:
- Bodily injury
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Current and future medical care and treatment
- Loss of income
- Financial hardship
- Reimbursement for rental car or motorcycle
- Reimbursement for out of pocket expenses
Most accident victims are awarded at least some damages. However, it is important to note that compensation is not automatically awarded and is never guaranteed. The amount of compensation you receive is based on your individual situation. Certain factors, such as the severity of your injuries, the defendant’s ability to pay for damages, your current physical condition, and which party is ultimately at fault, will determine the amount of compensation you will receive.
Nonetheless, there are certain actions that you can take to increase your chances of obtaining financial compensation, such as:
- Documenting statements from eye witnesses.
- This will help you collect and preserve evidence to use in your advantage.
- It is best to interview eyewitnesses as soon as possible after the accident.
- This ensures the accident is still fresh in their minds and more likely to be accurate.
- Good people to talk to include passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, employees of businesses located near the scene of the accident, etc.
- Make sure you collect their full names and phone numbers before they leave the scene, in case you need to contact them in the future.
- Take pictures or video of the accident.
- Photographing or filming the scene of the accident is one of the best forms of evidence to use in your favor.
- Things you should look for include skid marks, any road condition that could have caused the accident, debris, friction marks, gouge marks, loose gravel, oil spills, potholes, construction or road signs, etc.
- You should also include photographs showing the condition of the motorcycle.
- Maintain all records.
- Keep copies of your medical record, medical charts, accident report, police report, insurance claim, etc.
- It is always a good idea to keep this information backed up electronically.
- Collect the other party’s personal information.
- This type of information includes the driver’s name, address, phone number, license plate number, vehicle make and model, and his/her insurance company.
- Say Nothing.
- Any statements made regarding the accident can be used as evidence against you in court.
- The best thing to do is to refrain from talking to anyone about your case, including insurance companies.
- It is especially important that you do not apologize for the accident, admit it was your fault, or make statements implying in anyway the accident could be your fault, such as “I didn’t see the other driver.”
- Seek medical care quickly.
- The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you will have a better idea of the extent of your injuries.
- Furthermore, the sooner you see a doctor for your pain or injury, the more serious your claim will be taken.
- Keep track of your expenses.
- Keeping track of all expenses related to the accident and recovery process will help convince the judge you deserve to be compensated.
- These expenses include everything from medical bills, prescription costs, rental expenses, bank statements, etc.
- Contact an attorney immediately.
- The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner he/she can start putting together your case, and working toward securing a favorable result.
At Vaziri Law Group our experienced Los Angeles, San fernando Valley, Long Beach and Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys are highly trained in this area of the law, and utilize effective methods to obtain compensation for our clients.
As soon as we commit to a case, we are 100% dedicated to collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing medical records to ensure our clients receive the legal justice they deserve. Furthermore, all of our clients receive viable options, personalized attention, professional guidance, and compassionate care.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, let our dedicated Los Angeles and Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys secure the financial compensation you deserve. Call Vaziri Law Group today for your free consultation at 877-777-7993.
Motorcycle Injury FAQs
If I was injured in a motorcycle accident, am I automatically entitled to receive compensation?
No. Just because you were injured in a motorcycle accident does not mean you are automatically entitled to financial compensation. It is up to you and your attorney to prove to the judge how the accident has taken a financial toll on your life, including what expenses you have already incurred, as well as those expenses that you expect to incur in the future.
I was injured in a motorcycle accident. What am I entitled to receive for my injuries?
The type of compensation you are entitled to receive will depend on your unique situation. Factors such as who was at fault, how severely you were injured, your current employment and salary, marital status, etc. will have an effect on how much compensation you receive. In general, most people are awarded compensation to cover the following: pain, suffering, medical expenses, emotional or mental distress, rehabilitation, lost wages, financial hardship, future expenses, property damage, wrongful death, etc.
What is the statue of limitations for a motorcycle accident case?
The statute of limitation refers to the set time period the victim has to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other party. In California, a motorcycle accident victim has two years from the date of his/her injury to file their lawsuit. Failure to file a claim within the set amount of time waives the victim’s right to seek damages or take further legal action. It should be noted that people under the age of 18 have until their 20th birthday to file a claim. For more information about California’s statute of limitation, as well as exceptions to the rules, please contact one of our experienced Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach and Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys today to set up a free consultation.
How long will my case take?
There is no specific set length of time for a motorcycle accident case. The amount of time it takes to complete a case depends on a number of factors, and varies per case. In general, complex cases that involve multiple parties, and cases regarding serious accidents take longer to complete than simple motorcycle accident cases. Simple cases can be resolved in as quickly as a few months to no more than a year. Complex cases can take anywhere from one to three years to complete.
How much is my case worth?
Unfortunately, there is no set answer to this question. There are a number of factors that will determine how much your case is worth, and each case has a different value depending on its unique circumstances. In general, the more severe your injuries are, the more your case is worth. Other factors will contribute to the value of your case, such as which party is ultimately responsible for the accident, the defendant’s ability to pay damages, the impact of the injuries on your lifestyle, your health and physical condition prior to the accident, etc. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, our experienced Los Angeles and Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys can evaluate your case, and give you an idea of how much your case is worth. However, it is important to remember that compensation is never guaranteed.
Why should I hire an attorney to represent me?
It is always in your best interest to hire an experienced and reputable attorney to handle your motorcycle accident case. Personal injury law can be complex, and difficult to handle if you are not familiar with the court system. At Vaziri Legal Group, we have extensive experience helping motorcycle accident victims protect their rights and obtain compensation for their injuries. We work one on one with our clients to develop an effective legal plan, and increase their chances of obtaining favorable results in court.
If the accident was partially my fault, am I still eligible to recover damages?
If you are found partially at fault for causing the accident, you may still be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries. In California, the courts use “comparative negligence” to determine the percentage to which each party was at fault, and consequently how much in damages the victim is entitled to receive.
For example, if the victim is found to be 30% at fault, then he/she is entitled to collect 70% in damages. However, it is important to remember that compensation can never be guaranteed, even when the defendant is found to be 100% at fault.
The best way to ensure you receive the maximum amount in damages is to contact an experienced Los Angeles and Orange County motorcycle accident attorney. At the Law Offices of Siamak Vaziri, our talented attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.
What if the party responsible for my accident has no insurance?
If the other driver has no insurance, you can collect compensation for your bodily injuries through your own insurance policy if you have “uninsured motorist” coverage and “med pay.” After you have exhausted your own insurance coverage, there are a few more options you have to consider. The best way to ensure that you obtain the financial compensation you deserve is to contact an experienced Los Angeles or Orange County motorcycle accident attorney.
At Vaziri Legal Group, we aggressively pursue all avenues to make sure our clients receive the compensation they need to cover their medical costs, lost earnings, and other financial hardships that resulted from the accident.
What should I do if the insurance company contacts me?
It is best to refrain from making any statements to the insurance company if they contact you, whether it is your own insurance company or the other party’s insurance company. Do not discuss any element of your case with the insurance company, as they can use your statement as evidence against you in court.
If you are contact by the insurance company the best thing to do is to kindly refer them to your attorney without disclosing any information about your accident. If you are asked to make a statement, make sure your attorney is present at all times. At Vaziri Legal Group, we have many years of experience working with insurance companies, and know effective ways to increase your chance of obtaining a favorable outcome.
What should I bring with me when I go to the lawyer’s office?
The more information you have regarding your accident, the better. When your attorney has access to more information, he/she can give you better advice and a more thorough evaluation.
It is important to bring any documents regarding your case, such as accident reports, medical charts, eye witness accounts, reports, insurance information, photographs of the accident, etc. These documents will assist your attorney in developing a strong case and helping you obtain compensation for your injuries. It is not a problem if you do not have any documents at the time of your first meeting. The attorney can obtain them for you.
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