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Motorcycle accidents commonly result in catastrophic injuries, and victims can easily lose millions of dollars. Our expert personal injury lawyers at Amerberg Law Group handle cases with the most debilitating motorcycle injuries. Not every law office has the experience and resources to obtain such large verdicts or settlements, but we do. Our Los Angeles legal attorney can provide the caring guidance you deserve after a crash. We have a proven track record of success in wrongful death cases and catastrophic injury as well as more multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.

What is the difference between motorcycle and car accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are different from other vehicles because of the typical danger inherent in motorcycles compared to other vehicles. Motorcycles usually do not have an extra layer of metal to soften impacts or absorb collisions. Motorcycles do not have restraints and seat belts. As a result, any road accident involving a motorcycle often results in the biker taking the brunt of the contact and falling off of the motorcycle.

Unfortunately, this is often not due to the mistake of the motorcyclist. Motorcycle riders are also at a greater risk of catastrophic injury due to their stature, which makes them difficult to see on the road. Some of the most common motorcycle accident scenarios occur when a motorist in a passenger vehicle changes lanes and fails to see a comparatively small motorcycle in the blind area of the vehicle in front of them.

Due to a lack of awareness, there has been a rise in motorcycle accidents, often even more severe.

Motorcycle accidents have a variety of causes.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation reports that 84.13 percent of citizens travel by vehicle or motorcycle. As a result, accidents can happen in many different situations. The following are some of the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • There's a lot of wreckage or hazards on the road.
  • Introducing a potentially dangerous lane change
  • Making unsafe turns
  • Driving while inebriated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Distraction when riding a motorbike or driving a car on the road

Common motorcycle accident injuries

In Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, motorcycle accidents are tragically common. The most common motorbike injuries are:

  • Bruises & Bumps
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Injury to the spinal cord
  • Lacerations, cuts, and scrapes
  • Issues such as traumatic brain injuries
  • Road rash - a serious scrape because of contact between the ground and the body of the motorcyclist.
  • Additional catastrophic wounds

Motorcyclists can suffer severe brain injury, paralysis of the limbs complete or partial, broken limbs and even death in severe accidents.

California Helmet Law and Motorcycle Accident Claims

Not wearing a helmet may affect your California motorcycle accident injury claim. If the area of your body that was injured could have easily been protected by a helmet - such as your head, brain, or face - the accused may argue that the lack of a helmet led to your injuries and that you should be given assigned comparative fault as a result.

California law requires all motorcyclists and passengers on bikes to wear safety helmets. This may place some responsibility for your injuries on you if you fail to do so because you violated state law. If the helmet defense is successful, the court can reduce your financial recovery by the percentage of fault attributed to you. If you were not wearing a helmet when you were involved in a motorcycle accident, a Los Angeles attorney could assist you in fighting that perceived comparative fault and ensuring that you recover as soon as possible.

What is the statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents?

Personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations in all states. A limitation period is a legal requirement to file a personal injury claim within a specified period of time after an accident. Motorcycle accidents fall into this category. Motorcycle accident claims in California are subject to the same general statute of limitations as all other personal injury claims, which means your claim must be filed within two years from the date of the accident.

If you do not submit your claim within these deadlines, you may be denied the compensation to which you were originally entitled.

Why do you need a motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles?

It can be scary to speak with insurance companies after a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. Trying to prove liability in these cases can be difficult, and for that, you need to be aware of motorcycle accidents and insurance claims. A Los Angeles-based motorcycle accident and injury lawyer can help you with your case. Amerberg Law Group has professionals who can help you with all aspects of a motorcycle accident claim.

Just like any personal injury case, a motorcycle accident case will seek damages from the negligent party in the accident. In such situations, the following types of compensation are often available:

  • The inability to work resulted in the loss of income and wages.
  • Loss of earning capacity.
  • Significant psychological and emotional stress
  • Pain and suffering associated with an accident and injuries
  • Treatment and rehabilitation therapy costs
  • Permanent injury and disabilities due to the accident
  • Amerberg Law Group also helps determine any other compensation that you may be entitled to in your particular case. We are really proud to be personally involved in taking care of your needs. Don't settle for just any motorcycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles.

Amerberg Law Group: Trusted Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Los Angeles Lawyers

In the same way that motorcyclists care for their bikes, Amerberg Law Group is enthusiastic and attentive to your motorcycle accident. Our team in Los Angeles is specialized in cases of personal injury involving accident claims on motorcycles. Because accountability in certain circumstances might be difficult to prove, our experts know what it takes to achieve real outcomes.

There are hundreds of roads in Los Angeles where anything may go wrong. A single mistake by the defendant can alter your life in a motorcycle accident.  We realize how fragile you and your family can be at this moment. We treat your business professionally and with respect. On this occasion, call us for free advice and consultation.

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Amerberg Law Group
20061 Saticoy St. #102.
Winnetka, CA 91306

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