Motorcycle Accidents

There are few things that compare to the joy of riding a motorcycle.  Unfortunately, if you crash while on a motorcycle, the chances of serious injury or even death are incredibly high.  Based on miles driven, motorcycle drivers are 35 times more likely to be killed in an accident than drivers of other types of vehicles.

The risks are fairly obvious: motorcyclists have less protection than drivers, making them far more vulnerable to serious injury and death.  Yet despite the dangers, most bikers won’t be turning in their bikes anytime soon.  The majority of riders are incredibly careful, taking extra precautions to be as safe as possible when out on their motorcycles.

Yet even the safest driver cannot prevent others from driving negligently.  Too often, motorcyclists are injured by drivers who are simply not paying attention and fail to see them on the road.  If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you will need a skilled attorney to help you get the money that you deserve for your injuries.  At the Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn, we are experienced in handling motorcycle crash cases.  We’ll stand by your side throughout the process — advocating for your rights at every step of the way.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

It isn’t uncommon for motorcyclists to suffer serious, life changing injuries when they crash.  In some cases, a biker may even die from an accident.  In other cases, a motorcycle driver may suffer from:

Whatever the injury may be, if your accident was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to damages for your losses.

Proving a Motorcycle Accident Case

Unlike collisions involving two cars, the cause of a motorcycle accident often is not clear, which can make it difficult to determine liability.  For example, a motorcyclist may wreck when a car in front of them makes a sudden lane change, or due to road defects, such as loose gravel or potholes. In contrast to a typical car accident, where you can readily see which vehicles and driver were involved, after a motorcycle wrecks, it may be the only vehicle at the scene.

A skilled California motorcycle accident attorney can analyze the case to determine if you can recover damages from an insurance company or the entity responsible for maintaining the roads in cases where the other driver is not identified or where road conditions caused the crash. Finding potentially responsible parties can make the difference between getting the compensation that you need to get your life back on track after an accident — and not getting a settlement or award.

One of the challenges in motorcycle accident cases is that many people have stereotypes about motorcycles and those who ride them.  The insurance company may claim that it was the biker’s fault, or that motorcycles are inherently dangerous.  A skilled California motorcycle accident attorney can overcome these prejudices to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney 

When you crash on a motorcycle, you may suffer a range of injuries, from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, amputation, paralysis and damage to internal organs.  These types of catastrophic injuries can have a lasting impact on your quality of life.  The amount of compensation that you receive should reflect the severity of your injuries.

At the Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn, we are devoted to helping people like you recover for their injuries after a motorcycle accident.  Contact us today at (310) 209-1600 or info@michaelkahnlaw.com to schedule a free initial consultation.

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