When looking for Glendale motorcycle accident attorneys, it’s important to find attorneys who understand motorcycle cases. That means that these attorneys don’t just have a track record of representing people in car accident cases, but rather actual motorcycle accident cases. They aren’t exactly like car accident cases, there are other factors involved. Here at the LA Injury Group, we have plenty of experience with motorcycle accident cases as well as car accident cases. We have different attorneys with varying skill sets and experience. That way, when you reach out to us, we can put you with an attorney who can help with your specific situation.
Thousands of people die every year in motorcycle accidents. When you ride a motorcycle, we know that you do everything you can to be safe. Unfortunately, no matter how conscientiously you ride, or how defensively you drive, you can’t control what other people do. While many believe that a majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by the person driving the motorcycle, that’s not the case. In fact, a majority are the fault of another driver, someone else. That’s why you so many folks get into an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Motorcycle accidents can happen for all different kinds of reasons. A large percentage of them occur when a vehicle turns into the path of a motorcycle before the motorcyclist has any chance whatsoever to turn their vehicle or get out of the way. Those are the kinds of accidents that, when they occur, the motorcyclist deserves to receive compensation for. That’s where we come in. We’ve represented so many over the years who were able to get the right compensation for their injuries.
Another large percentage of motorcycle accidents are considered “single-vehicle accidents.” That means that the motorcyclist crashed into some kind of “fixed object” – a parked car, a building, a tree, a bridge, something like that. You might hear that and think: “obviously, that was the fault of the motorcyclist.” Perhaps, but not necessarily. Those are the kinds of cases that show how necessary it is to have a law firm that’s experienced with motorcycle cases, and that can bring in investigative professionals.
Finding Who’s at Fault
That’s a major part of these motorcycle cases: discovering who is responsible for the accident. It’s easy enough to tell when someone swerves in front of a motorcycle. It can be more difficult in the scenario mentioned in the last paragraph: where a single motorcyclist crashes into a building. Obviously, the first thought is: “it has to be the riders” fault, but an investigation can find out the truth.
Perhaps the road was poorly kept. Maybe there was a manufacturer’s defect with the motorcycle. Perhaps there was some other piece of evidence that shows that was really at fault that wasn’t necessarily apparent at the moment of the accident. This is why it’s so crucial to have a law firm on your side that both knows motorcycle accident cases and has the resources to bring in a pro investigator. The other side, you can almost always rest assured, is going to have a pro investigator. So, you should, too.
The other side’s investigators will be putting together the evidence in such a way and building a case that shows you were at fault, regardless of if you were or not. If you don’t get a law firm that can bring in investigators, or they simply don’t have access to the same high-quality investigators that we do, then that could be all the evidence that the other side needs. They won’t need the truth, they’ll have their evidence and that might be enough.
That doesn’t happen with the LA Injury Group. We have the resources to go toe to toe with the insurance companies and anyone else. When our pros investigate an accident, they find out what really happened, and how we can help you. Instead of just concocting a narrative, we use the truth to get you the compensation you deserve. Most of the time, that’s through negotiation, but sometimes, we have to go to court to get you what you deserve.
Damages and Liability
Motorcycle accident cases are similar to other kinds of cases in terms of the types of liability and damages that you can receive. At the LA Injury Group, we work to get you all of the compensation that you should have. With our experience, we can always let you know what your case is worth. See, we’ve been handling these motorcycle accident cases for a long time. That means we know what a case is worth, and what you should expect. That doesn’t mean that we’re precluded from getting you more than that, we’re just giving you a number based on what we’ve seen in the past.
You may have heard something similar from your insurance company adjuster, but the difference is we’re on your side. They’re on the insurance company’s side. We get more money when you get more money. The insurance company (and by extension, the adjuster) gets more money when you get less money. So, they have a vested interest in making you think that your claim is worth as little as possible. If they can get you to settle for less than you should get, then they’ve won.
By contrast, we want to make sure that you get as much money as possible. It’s in our best interest to make sure that happens. This is just one of the many fundamental differences between an insurance company adjuster and a personal injury attorney. It’s also one of the main reasons that people from the insurance company will tell you not to reach out to a personal injury attorney.
Hopefully, if you’re in a motorcycle accident, it’s a minor one, and you receive no injuries whatsoever. However, if you do, and you need medical attention, then we can work to get you reimbursement for the medical expenses that you accrue. Even someone who’s on top of their health insurance situation isn’t prepared or having gone through a motorcycle accident. We can make sure that you get the money to pay for what you’re going through.
That being said, the initial medical expenses aren’t always the extent of your medical expenses. You could have to pay for much more, depending on how your injuries heal and so forth. Should you need rehab, or other kinds of future medical expenses, we can work with you on that as well. Obviously, if you’re dealing with all of these health and medical problems, it can be extremely difficult for you to go to work, or to work your job at the same high level that you did before.
That’s why we go so hard in getting people the money they deserve for their “lost income.” You didn’t ask to be in a motorcycle accident, so you deserve the money you would have made. That can also cover future medical expenses as well. Hopefully, your injuries heal quickly, but sometimes they don’t. If you’re out of work for a long time, you deserve to be compensated for that. Additionally, we can help with the repairs or even replacement of your motorcycle, too.
Our Glendale Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
After an injury, it can be difficult to ride again. However, few things can beat the freedom of being on a motorcycle. Many, even after an accident, get back on. That first time riding can be very difficult, though. The first step towards getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries can be difficult, too. That’s why we do everything in our power to make it easy. When you’re ready to speak to an attorney who knows motorcycle cases inside and out, simply give us a call at (818) 240-1800 for a free consultation.