While any accident on a public road can result in significant injuries, accidents involving vehicles such as motorcycles bring with them their own unique set of risks. Given their decreased protection, stability, visibility, and size, drivers of motorcycles are more likely to suffer serious injuries than those inside a motor vehicle.
At The Irwin Law Firm, PLLC we have handled accident cases with vehicles of all types, and we are committed to getting our clients compensation regardless of the vehicle involved.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident you may have legal recourse. It is important to retain an attorney who has experience handling these types of claims. Each case is different, and we are committed to helping motorcycle drivers and riders recover compensation for their injuries, as well as for extensive medical bills and property damage.
Motorcycle accidents are often serious enough to warrant a phone call to a personal injury attorney. If you suffered a serious injury with expensive medical bills, serious injuries or long-lasting repercussions on your life, including disabilities or permanent scars, contact us for assistance with the claims process. Our attorneys can maximize your odds of securing fair recovery using proven negotiation and litigation tactics. We can strengthen your case against an at-fault party and combat insurance bad faith on your behalf. We offer free case evaluations and represent injury claims throughout Los Angeles county.
California law allows that more than one person may be responsible for an accident. At Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP, we work closely with law enforcement, witnesses and experts who can help us determine exactly who is at fault in your case. In cases where the motorcyclist and driver are both at fault, your attorney will determine who is more at fault – being partially responsible for the crash doesn’t deprive a victim of their right to damages. It simply means they may receive less compensation than they might have.
California is a pure comparative negligence state. In cases involving both the plaintiff and the defendant’s shared fault for the accident, the courts will assign a percentage of fault to each party based on the facts. The courts will then reduce the plaintiff’s compensatory award by his or her degree of fault, if any. If the courts find the motorcyclist 25% responsible for causing the crash, for example, he or she would receive $75,000 of a $100,000 award.
If more than one defendant shares fault for your motorcycle wreck, California law holds that each defendant may be jointly and severally liable for your damages. All defendants may be jointly liable for your economic damages, meaning each may have to pay the full amount of your economic losses. Each may be severally liable for your noneconomic damages, however, meaning only liable for each defendant’s percentage of fault. Our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you understand liability in your particular accident.
Distracted and negligent drivers cause life-changing motorcycle collisions every day. If you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle wreck in Los Angeles, you have rights. You may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault driver, a motorcycle manufacturer, the City of Los Angeles and/or another party. With help from one of our motorcycle accident attorneys, you may be able to obtain the compensation you need to move forward. A settlement or jury verdict could reimburse you for many damages.