Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
When you’re a motorcyclist who gets hit by a car or truck, there isn’t a steel body and frame around you to protect you. You don’t have the protection of airbag or seat belts systems, and the only crumple zones are the bones and joints of your body. You’re terribly vulnerable to severe and debilitating injuries that can stay with you for a lifetime. Motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in an accident than occupants of passenger vehicles and they’re about five times more likely to suffer injuries.
The Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys at Karlin & Karlin are well aware of how difficult of a job it is for a motorcyclist to recover compensation from the insurance companies of drivers who caused an accident and injuries. Insurance companies, all too often, force lawsuits and trials by ignoring valid claims. That’s because they know that there’s a high potential for jurors to be culturally biased against motorcyclists. As Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys, we want to take any bias whatsoever out of a case.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
In a thorough and detailed study of motorcycle accident injuries, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the nature and extent of injuries suffered by more than a million motorcyclists who treated in emergency rooms. The parts of the body most typically injured were:
- Legs and feet
- The head and neck
- The chest, shoulder, and back
- Arms and hands
The injuries commonly consisted of multiple fractures, traumatic brain and spinal cord damage, internal organ damage, joint injuries, cuts, bruises, road rash and infections.
They Just Don’t See Motorcycles
Even with lights turned on, motorcycles present small and low profiles in traffic. As Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys, we’ve heard the same story time and time again. The drivers of the vehicles that caused the accident either never saw the motorcycle, or once they saw it, there wasn’t sufficient time to avoid a collision. Most of those crashes occurred when the drivers of passenger vehicles turned left in an intersection in front of the motorcyclist.
Professional Case Preparation
As soon as we are retained as your Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys, we start thoroughly and aggressively preparing your case for presentation in front of a judge and jury. The conscience of our law firm demands that, given the posture that most insurers take on motorcycle accident claims. That way, if we can’t settle your case, we’re fully prepared to take it to trial.
While you’re recovering from your injuries, we’re collecting evidence and preparing proof of your damages. Under California law, the damages that you can seek compensation for include but are not limited to:
- Past medical bills and medical bills reasonably expected to be incurred in the future
- Lost earnings and earnings reasonably expected to be lost in the future
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Funeral and burial costs in the event of a wrongful death
Contact Our Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Let Karlin & Karlin put our experience as aggressive and successful motorcycle accident attorneys to work for you. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, or if a family member died in a motorcycle accident in California, don’t hesitate to contact our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys right away for a free consultation and case evaluation. If we enter into a retainer agreement, no legal fees are even due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.