If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles that was caused by a reckless driver, you may have a battle on your hands to recover compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies often refuse to pay claims or offer very low settlements for claims involving deceased or injured motorcyclists. You should speak with a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney after your accident in order to ensure that you receive the fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Of any individual travelling on the roads, motorcyclists often receive some of the worst injuries in accidents, since they have little protective equipment to absorb the impact of an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents each year, and almost 100,000 are injured in motorcycle accidents each year.
The reckless driving of others on the roads can be very dangerous to motorcyclists. As the injured party, you have the burden of proving that the other driver who caused the crash was negligent. The driver may have been speeding, using a cell phone while driving, driving under the influence of drugs of alcohol, failing to yield, or engaging in other dangerous behaviors. You also have the burden of proving your damages. The most common non-fatal injuries to motorcyclists include brain injuries, broken bones, damage to internal organs, loss of limbs, and paralysis.
If you have been involved in an accident as a motorcyclist with a reckless driver in Los Angeles, you should speak to a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney at 310-385-0567. We can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation on your case.