INJURED WHILE RIDING A MOTORCYCLE? OUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WILL FIGHT TO GET YOU THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE.
Motorcyclists face a greater risk for serious injury or death compared to drivers and passengers of cars and other vehicles. According to NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, there were 5,286 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016. In 2016, Motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities and 17 percent of all occupant (driver and passenger) fatalities.
COMMON MOTORCYCLE INJURIES
Even wearing helmets and protective gear, motorcyclists are not as protected as passengers of a motor vehicle. Unlike motor vehicles, motorcycles do not have seatbelts, airbags, or a steel frame. Being involved in a motorcycle accident can cause severe injuries, including:
- Wrongful death
- Head Injuries / Concussions / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Back Pain and Injury
- Neck Pain and Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Loss of Limbs / Amputation
- Broken Bones
- Road Rash
- Burns and Scarring
- Internal Bleeding
- Broken Ribs
- Broken Clavicle
- Fractured Wrists
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, seek immediate medical attention and care (i.e., ambulance, emergency room, hospital visit, doctor visit). Time is of the essence and prompt medical care will allow you to get the treatment needed in order to recover, as well as validate your motorcycle injury claim.
CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Motorcyclists are always first to be blamed. However, most motorcycle accidents occur because of the negligence of other vehicles or other factors, including:
- Head-On Collisions
- Left-Hand Turns
- Distracted Drivers
- Texting and Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Unsafe Lane Changing
- Failure to check blind spots
- Attempting to avoid objects
- Multi-Vehicle Accidents
- Manufacturing or Product Defects
- Road Defects and Conditions
- Lane-Splitting Accidents (CA allows motorcyclists to drive in the same lane as other vehicles)
- Dangerous Conditions of Property (potholes, debris, objects, dangers on public property)
WERE YOU OR A LOVED ONE INVOLVED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
There is often a negative stigma attached to motorcycles. In many cases, insurance companies blame you or a loved one for driving “recklessly” or “negligently” for the sole reason that a motorcycle was involved. As soon as you call The Darwish Law Firm, our motorcycle accident lawyers will conduct a full, thorough investigation to ensure that liability is assigned honestly and appropriately in order to preserve your rights and to get you compensated for your injuries. Were you or a loved one injured in a motorcycle accident? You can rest easy knowing The Darwish Law Firm is fighting hard to protect your rights and maximize your compensation. There are several types of compensation that may be available for your motorcycle accident, including:
- Past and Future Medical Costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Loss of Consortium (Companionship, Love, Support)
- Property Damage
- Memorial and Burial Expenses
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WHAT IF I AM BEING BLAMED FOR THE ACCIDENT?
California is a comparative fault state, which means that you can still receive compensation even if you had a role in causing the collision. Under this law, the amount of compensation you receive will be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of liability. No matter what the police report may say, even if you are 99% at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages owed to you. The motorcycle accident lawyers at The Darwish Law Firm work tirelessly to assure that liability is apportioned correctly, so you are not taken advantage of.
SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLISTS
- Always wear a helmet (with face shield or protective eye wear)
- Wear protective gear (motorcycle clothing, boots, gloves)
- Obey traffic rules
- Always be alter and ride defensively
- Always ride sober
- Before riding, make sure that your motorcycle is in working order
- Get licensed and make sure to take rider courses
- Hone your skills
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If you don’t win and recover money for your case, you don’t owe us anything.
We guarantee it. This is called “working on contingency.”
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