Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle crashes often result in severe injuries due to the impact with larger vehicles and the rider’s likely contact with the road. Drivers are legally obligated to watch for motorcyclists. The Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers at The Lanier Law Firm can help injured riders recover significant financial compensation.
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Even though drivers have a legal obligation to watch for motorcyclists, the California Office of Traffic Safety recorded 474 motorcycle accidents on California roadways in 2019. These accidents often result in catastrophic injury or fatality because riders lack the benefit of being inside an enclosed vehicle.
Riders have the same legal right to use the roadways as drivers, and failure to see a motorcyclist constitutes negligence by the driver. The Lanier Law Firm helps riders hold negligent drivers accountable.
How can The Lanier Law Firm help me with my Los Angeles motorcycle accident case?
Insurance companies often take advantage of injured riders by refusing to accept responsibility or offering a lowball settlement that falls far short of the amount you need for the cost of care, lost wages, and other damages.
The attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm have a national reputation as skilled, fearless litigators. This gives us a significant advantage in settlement negotiations, which translates to a higher settlement offer for you.
With more than three decades of experience pursuing justice against negligent drivers and their insurance companies, we understand the lifetime costs of motorcycle accidents. Our attorneys provide vigorous advocacy to ensure your settlement is no less than the amount you need and deserve.
What types of compensation are available after a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles?
Motorcycle accident compensation may be substantial due to the catastrophic nature of the injuries often seen from these crashes.
Economic damages are the verifiable monetary losses that occur as a result of the accident and include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of projected future income
- Property damage
Non-economic damages are the subjective losses related to quality of life and may include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of society
- Loss of bodily functions
- Loss of consortium
Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant and deter others from similar conduct when the injurious conduct was oppressive or malicious or when the defendant attempted to conceal material information. Punitive damages are common in drunk driving cases.
What if my family member was killed in a motorcycle accident?
If your immediate family member was killed in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?
A personal representative, such as the executor of an estate, may file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the immediate family of the deceased.
What types of compensation are available in a Los Angeles wrongful death case?
Wrongful death compensation may include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Damages may include the following:
- Burial expenses
- Projected lifetime earnings of the deceased
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
- Loss of companionship