Rivaling only Florida, motorcycle deaths in California account for 17% of all road fatalities.
In fact, motorcycle riders are twenty-six (26) times more likely to wreck than other vehicles per road mile. Because California features miles of visually appealing coastal roadways, telling motorcycle riders to avoid riding on them due to accident statistics will render nothing more than laughter.
Accidents where vehicles simply aren’t paying attention and sideswipe a couple riding their Harley are far too common in our generation of in-car technology and texting. Distractions or impairments account for almost all vehicle versus motorcycle accidents across the nation, so Compass Law Group, PC takes accidents of this magnitude seriously. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys know motorcycle laws all too well.
Victims or surviving loved ones will undoubtedly file claims against insurance companies for wrongful death or negligence and seek damages owed for both current and potential losses. In order for our attorneys to prove negligent actions, some information we must discover includes:
Did the at-fault driver have sole responsibility in avoiding contact with the motorcycle, or could motorcyclist have avoided being struck by maneuvering (within reason) right or left?
BREACH OF DUTY
Once we’ve established duty was solely on the offending party, we can then comingle law with ‘duty’ to establish a breach. This is relatively cut and dry with a witness and surviving victims’ help.
By breaching one’s duty to responsibly operate their vehicle, a motorcyclist endured losses to the vehicle and physical pains. While willfulness is hard to prove, causation usually comes when a breach is established.
Upon establishing causation, serious injury or death are reasonably ‘proximate’, or legal, causes. This establishes who is financially responsible for making you, the victim, whole again.
Your physical pain, repairing your motorcycle, wages you will probably lose, and even potential paralysis are worth ‘x’. Either our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys or courts will push ‘x’ as high as legally possible.
Each case is meritorious based on facts, although insurers will try to give every victim an equally worthless payout for their suffering.
This list isn’t all-inclusive; many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
We’re old enough to have the necessary experience, yet young enough to use the most cutting-edge technology and tactics, and are determined enough to fight and outsmart the other side, every time.
I’ve never needed a lawyer in my life up until now but my motorcycle was hit several months ago and I had severe injuries because of it. Compass was my motorcycle accident attorney and I’m so happy they were. Just brilliant. They handled my case so well and we had a settlement very quickly. I am so glad I was in their capable hands and now I can focus on rebuilding my life after my injuries. Thank you guys for all that you do. I don’t know what I would have done without you.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.