Santa Monica Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle accidents are often caused by a drivers’ failure to detect and recognize motorcyclists. Drivers, aware or not, simply do not respect motorcyclists’ right to share the road.
When bikers get into auto accidents, they suffer dramatically more serious and life-altering injuries. Motorcycle injuries are more likely to include broken bones, burns, "road rash," spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Common types of motorcycle accidents we handle involve car drivers who fail to yield the right of way to a bikers, follow bikers too closely, fail to check their blind spots, and fail to use turn signals when turning or changing lanes. All of these situations are examples in which other drivers were negligent.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may have a personal injury claim.
Motorcycle accident personal injury cases.
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a driver’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. In order to receive compensation, you must be able to prove that you were injured, that another motorist was responsible for your injuries and that there is access to financial recovery through insurance or personal assets of the motorist at fault.
As with all personal injury cases, compensation for motorcycle injuries comes in the form of compensatory damages. This includes economic damages for medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
In California, all drivers are required by law to carry liability insurance. If you were injured by another motorist, then you should be able to file a claim against that motorists insurance company. There may be other possible sources of financial recovery as well.
At Schwimer Weinstein, we will look at the facts of your motorcycle accident, identify all possible sources of recovery and develop a strategy to maximize the damages due to you.
Contact a Santa Monica motorcycle accident lawyer
At Schwimer Weinstein, we understand the hardships and prejudices facing motorcycle accident victims, like insurance companies who don’t want to accept liability for their insured’s negligent conduct. Our firm stands up for motorcycle riders’ rights. In California, lane splitting is not a vehicle code violation and does not prevent motorcycle accident victims from recovering for their injuries. So it’s important to immediately contact our Los Angeles motorcycle attorney if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident because it’s crucial to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation.
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