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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), an estimated 8.4 million privately and commercially-owned motorcycles were on U.S. roadways in a recent year. During that year, the Institute reports that, per vehicle mile travelled, motorcyclists were approximately 26 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than passenger vehicle occupants, and 5 times more likely to be injured.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident, The Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorneys is here to help with every aspect of your case. We are dedicated legal advocates for injured people, and our number one objective is to help our clients recover their lives.
Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a great place to ride, and sadly, our beautiful state has its share of motorcycle accidents and injuries. As reported by the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA), 87 motorcyclists died in traffic crashes in 2013, and among those fatalities, 55 were not wearing helmets.
RMIIA also reports that 19 percent of the motorcyclists who died in traffic accidents that year had no motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s licenses, and 14 percent had blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Of those fatal motorcycle crashes in Los Angeles, 40 percent involved no other vehicle, and the motorcycle operator was determined to be at fault in 66 percent of the fatal accidents.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
A large number of collisions with motorcycles and passenger vehicles occur because the other driver fails to see or register the motorcycle on the roadway. As covered in a well-known study published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) known as The Hurt Report, among the motorcycle crashes studied:
- Approximately 75 percent of the accidents involved collision with another vehicle.
- In two-thirds of the crashes involving other vehicles, the other driver violated the motorcyclist’s right-of-way and caused the accident.
- The most frequent collision configuration is when the motorcycle is proceeding straight ahead and another vehicle makes a left-hand turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.
- Driver failure to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominant cause of motorcycle accidents.
Injuries and Damages in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles are less stable, and less visible than passenger vehicles. As they are not protected by an enclosed vehicle, motorcyclists are vulnerable to serious injuries in traffic accidents. Riders are likely to be ejected from the motorcycle in a collision, and serious injuries are common. Other motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Internal injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation for your injuries. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers can advise you of the damages you may be entitled to pursue. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, and property damages, among other damages.
Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serve Denver, Greeley and All of Los Angeles
After a serious motorcycle accident with injuries, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. At The Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorneys, we have devoted our practice to accident, injury, and disability matters, and we have been successfully representing injured Los Angeles people for more than 35 years.
We want to hear your story at The Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorneys. Contact our office to take advantage of the free case consultation we offer to prospective clients. You can have confidence that your motorcycle accident case will be managed by a legal professional who genuinely cares about your case and your future.
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