Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Injured in a motorcycle accident? We can help.
A motorcycle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries or even the death of the motorcyclist and others. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in the Los Angeles area, you may be wondering what to do next. In the face of mounting medical bills and financial problems caused by lost earnings, you may feel helpless. This is when it is time to involve a legal professional. A
personal injury attorney at Martinian & Associates may be able to help you resolve your financial difficulties while holding the responsible party accountable.
A person injured in a motorcycle accident may be able to hold the responsible party or parties accountable by filing a personal injury lawsuit. This lawsuit, filed in civil court, gives the victim the opportunity to seek financial compensation for the injuries he or she has suffered. This may include money for medical expenses, ongoing medical care, physical therapy, lost earnings, loss of future wages, property damage and even emotional trauma such as pain and suffering. This can help the victim of a motorcycle accident rebuild and move on with his or her life. In handling motorcycle accident cases, our Los Angeles injury lawyers fight for maximum compensation.
Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), there were 2,637 motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles County that caused injury to at least one person in 2010. There were 74 fatal motorcycle accidents that same year. The number of injury motorcycle accidents represents a mere 5.25% of all injury traffic accidents in Los Angeles County, but the number of fatal motorcycle accidents represents nearly 14% of fatal traffic collisions in the county. These statistics are evidence of the severity of motorcycle collisions and their potential to cause fatalities.
The hazard motorcyclist's face is well-documented and recognized. According to a traffic accident report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
Per vehicle mile traveled in 2011, motorcyclists were over 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 5 times more likely to be injured.
Motorcycle accidents may cause catastrophic injuries to the rider of the motorcycle because of the smaller size of the bike and the fact that the rider is not protected by a steel frame, seatbelt and airbag like the occupants of a car, SUV or
truck. Motorcyclists are exposed and are prone to injury even when they are wearing helmets (as required by California law) and proper protective clothing, gloves and boots. The force of impact and contact with the pavement can cause severe road rash, lacerations, broken bones and loss of limb. This makes recovering maximum compensation all the more important.
Injury Attorneys for Motorcycle Accident Victims in the Los Angeles Area
If you or someone you love were injured in a motorcycle accident as a motorcyclist, pedestrian or other motorist, now is the time to arrange a free case review with a legal professional from our firm. We can analyze and investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine its cause and therefore what party should be held liable. We can also accurately determine the true worth of your claim to pursue the economic and non-economic damages you need. We are committed to helping our clients build brighter futures. Contact a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer at our offices today.