People involved in motorcycle accidents face far more catastrophic injuries and risks than those driving other motorized vehicles. In fact, statistics show that motorcyclists are nearly 30 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than automobile drivers. This is why it is critical to call Jacoby and Meyers for the best motorcycle accident lawyer in California, as you deserve the right medical care and the highest compensation for your pain and suffering.
Causes of Accidents that Require a California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
You may be wondering if it is necessary to contact a California motorcycle accident lawyer at Jacoby and Meyers. If you were injured in a collision while riding a motorcycle, you should call for a free consultation to get a better understanding of your rights. In the past, we have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients, and many of them were involved in a motorcycle accident due to one or more of these factors:
Weather and Road Conditions
Increment weather and road conditions are a leading cause for motorcycle accidents in California. Motorcycles are more likely to lose traction, or hit damaged areas of the road that throw the bike off balance. A motorcycle accident lawyer knows how to collect the right evidence, tell your narrative, and reveal why you are entitled to a large cash settlement or compensation due to the city’s or county’s failure to provide safe road conditions for bikers.
When it rains in California, roads get very slippery and visibility decreases. This is a recipe for disaster for bikers, as motorcycles aren’t as easy to see by car drivers, and a collision can ensue in such conditions. A Jacoby and Meyers motorcycle accident attorney will check a number of things, such as how fast the car was going in poor visibility that hit the motorcycle.
Poor Road Signage and Traffic Controls
The city or county is required to post the appropriate signage along roads and highways, as well as perform maintenance on traffic lights and signaling devices. If a traction warning sign is not placed by a sharp turn, or a traffic light malfunctions causing a motorcycle accident that injuries a rider, the city could be liable.
Safety Gear and Equipment Malfunctions
Another leading cause of motorcycle accidents is when bike parts and safety equipment fail. Some motorcycle helmets have fittings that can give out. This can cause them to flip down the head, covering one’s eyes. In addition, helmets can have flaws and defects that don’t properly protect the rider’s head when he is ejected from the bike. Then there are defective bike parts that can cause devastating accidents and create a liability for the manufacturer. Jacoby and Meyers motorcycle accident lawyers know the rigid laws that revolve around bikes and their accoutrements, and are able to piece together complex factors that lead to revealing the extent of compensation you deserve.
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What to do When You Get in a Motorcycle Accident
If you get in a motorcycle accident, the first thing Jacoby and Meyers stresses is to seek medical attention, especially if you have severe injuries. Your health should always come first, and not only can you safeguard your wellness by seeking immediate medical assessment and treatment, but when you create a medical report right out of the gate your motorcycle accident lawyers will be able to use that report to support a case for getting you maximum financial compensation, with no leftover medical bills.
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Why Accident Victims Should have a Free Consultation with a Los Angeles Motorcycle Lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers
Jacoby and Meyers offers motorcycle accident attorneys throughout California. In fact, we often send a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer to other regions of the state to help injured clients in their time of need, and to ensure they receive the highest possible compensation along with the right medical care.
First of all, surviving a motorcycle accident often leaves people with emotional scars. As a result, many people just want to get the ordeal of seeking compensation over with, so they can move on with their life and focus on healing. Unfortunately, most insurance companies offer accident victims roughly 80 percent less of the compensation they would otherwise receive if working with a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers. When you have a free consultation with our team, regardless of your geographic location, you will learn (1) your legal rights, (2) what your case is worth and (3) the various options you have for moving forward in seeking compensation. Here, you will get an education in how the legal process works, what insurance companies do to try to devalue your case so they can pay you less, and how you can protect yourself from being their next victim. Then, if you decide to partner with our firm, we will assign a top motorcycle accident lawyer to your case, and he or she will also become an instant pillar of support to your family because we are in this together. Know where you stand and know your rights: call a Jacoby and Meyers motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation today.
Why Jacoby and Meyers has the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Your Case
With more than 40 years of experience, Jacoby and Meyers knows every specific detail that goes into compiling a compelling case to get their clients the right medical treatment, and full compensation for their pain and suffering. Our personal injury law firm has collected more than a billion dollars for their clients, and continues to win huge settlements.
Your Wellness and Health Comes First – Before we begin building your case, our motorcycle accident lawyers make sure you get a thorough medical assessment, and the right treatment necessary to restore your health. Not only is this a priority to ensure you can get back to a life of normalcy, but when a motorcycle accident victim has properly documented medical records related to the accident, their chance of getting the highest compensation significantly increases.
We Work to Get Your Motorcycle Fixed or Replaced – Jacoby and Meyers understand that having your bike restored to tip-top shape is critical after an accident. In some cases the motorcycle might be a total loss, and in situations like this we communicate with insurance companies and analyze other factors to ensure your motorcycle is replaced by one of equal or greater value. This is an added courtesy that our motorcycle accident lawyers offer to our clients, as nobody should be left stranded without their bike.
You Get an Entire Team of Experts Fighting for Your Case – Motorcycle accidents often combine catastrophic injuries with miles of tape to unravel in order to tell your story. When you partner with a Jacoby and Meyers motorcycle accident lawyer you get their expertise, along with an entire team of specialists who master specific components in a case. From experts trained to deal with insurance companies, to specialists focused on medical reports, you have the absolute best legal team working with your motorcycle accident attorney when you allow us to represent your case.
We Collect Our Fee After You Win Your Settlement – At Jacoby and Meyers we are so confident in our ability to win your case and get you the maximum settlement you deserve that we don’t collect our fee until after you win your case. We make things easy for our clients through every step of the process, from start to finish.
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Common Injuries Suffered by People Who Partner with Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what the typical injuries are suffered by other motorcycle riders. Our California motorcycle accident lawyers have seen it all, and we have recovered huge sums of money for our clients that have had but are not limited to the following injuries:
When motorcyclists have a window of mere seconds where they know they are about to be hit, their natural instinct is to almost always brace for the fall, and this leads to riders putting their hands out to reduce impact. Unfortunately, wrists are fragile and can’t withstand this level of impact.
Many riders go over the handlebars in motorcycle accidents and land on their shoulder, which often leads to a broken clavicle. These are extremely painful injuries that usually require surgery.
In many cases, riders ejected from a bike land on their side resulting in broken ribs. This is a very painful injury, and one that requires extensive time for healing and recovery.
Brain injuries are arguably the most feared injury motorcycle riders face. These can result from an equipment malfunction where the helmet fails or flies off during impact, combined with the head striking a hard surface. Some brain injuries can have life-long consequences for people, forever changing their life.
This is the most common motorcycle injury and is often coupled with other injuries one sustains when involved in a motorcycle accident. Road rash, as a motorcycle accident injury, occurs when the rider is thrown and friction occurs as the skin scrapes at a high speed along the road’s surface. Most cases lead to permanent scarring, and in several cases, painful skin grafting surgeries are required.
As you can see, motorcycle accidents can result in a wide array of injuries, and whether someone wasn’t operating their vehicle safely, or the city failed to make the roads safe, if there was negligence, you are entitled to get compensated. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will work with our team of experts to tell your story, get you the right medical care, ensure you are left with no hospital bills, and seek the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Common Motorcycle Accidents Questions
The following are some of the most common motorcycle accident questions:
What if I have been injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Be sure to seek medical attention immediately. This will allow you to verify any injuries you have received. The longer you wait to document the occurrence and contact a lawyer, the less viable your case may be in court. In addition, it is important to obtain a police report and or incident report in order to clarify liability.
Injured motorcyclists sustain the most severe types of injuries. For example, motorcycle accident victims typically endure traumatic injuries like damage to the spinal cord, broken bones, amputations, burns, lacerations and organ damage due to the nature of accidents between motorcycles, which are not shielded and cars, which have more protection (via windows and doors) and an extra barrier. Such injuries can cause permanent or temporary disability, disfigurement, scars, and intense pain and suffering.
Sometimes motorcycle accidents can be fatal. Victims of motorcycle injuries may require surgery, treatment, pain management and medical equipment to recover or even survive. They may lose their employment as a result of the accident and can also lose their ability to care for themselves. Our law firm specializes in providing legal aid to victims of catastrophic motorcycle accidents to help them regain their lives back and obtain the compensation they deserve. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have experience with motorcycle accident insurance claims, and can help you receive the settlement or verdict you deserve
Do I Need a Lawyer If I Have Insurance?
You may receive a soft tissue or catastrophic injury from a Motorcycle Accident, limiting your ability to support yourself and your family. In such a case, a busing company may argue liability and make claim you should foot the bill. You need a lawyer who can get you the full coverage you need.
The personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers are familiar with gimmicks of insurance companies in a Motorcycle Accident lawsuit. We will pursue your case aggressively and present it to the insurance company or court as effectively as possible.
Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Compensation Lawyer
If you are an injured motorcyclist who sustained injuries from a vehicular accident, you need an experienced team of motorcycle attorneys to represent your legal claim while you seek medical treatment and recover. Compensation in a motorcycle case requires complex analysis and follow-up after the accident. An experienced motorcycle crash lawyer in California or the state where the accident occurred, can make a critical difference in the compensation you receive for your bodily injuries and property damage. Click here to learn about the types of motorcycle accidents that occur and the leading causes of injury for motorcyclists.
Every case is unique, but some items that we can help you obtain for your injuries in a potential settlement or lawsuit include:
Your medical bills may be high, especially if you’ve been to the Emergency Room after your motorcycle collision. An experienced motorcycle attorney can help make sure that any medical expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident are covered. Medical bills do not stop at just an Emergency Room. You may need further extensive care, like a chiropractor, pain management doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or even surgery depending on the extent of your injuries. Make sure your medical bills are covered by working with a California motorcycle attorney at Jacoby & Meyers.
The serious injuries that are typical in a motorcycle accident can create huge medical bills. Hospitalization for a head trauma, for example, can easily cost more than $20,000.
These expenses often extend beyond the first hospital stay to include necessary long-term care, including follow up surgery, therapies, chiropractic care and reconstructive surgeries as well as skilled nursing care during an extended convalescence. Compensation or Reimbursement for Life-Altering Injuries may also be recovered by your attorney. The severity of the accident will sometimes cause injuries that permanently alter a person’s physical or mental abilities. In these cases, the costs of rehabilitation, re-training, long-term therapy or lifetime care may also be included in the recovery after an accident.
Pain and Suffering
You are entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering caused by a liable negligent third party. However, there is no set amount of pain and suffering you are entitled to, having a knowledgeable motorcycle attorney working on your case can help you maximize your financial recovery.
The range of injuries from a motorcycle collision can cause pain for a few days, for a period of weeks or months or for the rest of an injured person’s life.
All these injuries cause weeks, months, or a lifetime of pain and suffering. Our legal system allows a person to receive compensation for this pain and suffering, but does not set a standard for these costs. A resourceful California motorcycle injury lawyer has economists who can calculate these costs and recommend an appropriate settlement.
If you have missed time from work, or are now unable to work, you may be able to recover money for your loss of earnings. Calculating how much your lost earnings are can be as simple as showing the time you had to take off from work, or as complicated as requiring an attorney to analyze your potential earnings and your lifetime economic losses due to your accident.
If a motorcycle has caused you to lose work time or to permanently be unable to work, you may be able to receive a settlement that includes the value of your lost wages and physical abilities.
Punitive damages are not common in a motorcycle related accident. However, they might apply if the driver of another vehicle was committing a crime, was motivated by road rage or was driving under the influence. All of these factors require complex research and analysis. An auto accident lawyer has access to the technical experts, medical experts and economists who can put together a complete picture of the damages involved in your accident. If the person who hit you was committing a crime, for example, driving under the influence, you may be able to recover punitive damages in excess of what you would normally receive.
Who Can Be Held Responsible to Pay for Your Economic & Non-Economic Damages?
- Drivers, owners and employers of other vehicles involved in the accident. In a multi-vehicle accident where the other driver was at fault, responsibility for the accident may not stop with the driver. If the person was driving a company-owned car or was driving on business, then the business might also share responsibility and have financial liability.
- Government Agencies. Federal, state and local agencies are responsible for maintaining roads, streets and highways. If the design, construction or maintenance of a street or highway was the cause of a motorcycle crash or a contributing factor, one or more of those agencies can be held at fault and responsible.
- Manufacturers. The motorcycle manufacturer can also be held responsible if the motorcycle had a defect in parts, design or manufacture. Manufacturers or defective safety gear like helmets may also be held responsible if their failure contributed to the injuries in the accident.
Legal Considerations in an Automobile- Motorcycle Accident with Multiple Victims and Low Policy Limits
So many accidents occur on a daily basis. So many individuals are injured as a result. For example, a car accident with a motorcycle, can injure both the motorcyclist and the driver of the other vehicle. In addition, if the automobile had passengers, then all of them are also potential victims in this personal injury accident. In such a situation, an attorney is needed to properly manage the claims and interests of all parties (meaning their clients).
If the motorcyclist ran a red light, crashing into the automobile of 5 people, then all 5 people would have a claim against the motorcyclist’s insurance. When policy limits are low and the injuries are high, it is up to the attorney and legal team to best manage the client’s interests both legally and in terms of the medical treatment received. For this hypothetical, let’s assume that 3 of the 5 injured people in the car are adults, and the other 2 are minors or children. Let’s also assume that at least 1 of the 5 require extensive surgery or epidural injections due to their injuries.
Let’s throw in the mix that the motorcyclist defendant (who caused the accident and would be liable) has a policy limit with his insurance company for $25,000 per accident and $50,000 aggregate. This means that any one injured individual cannot obtain more than $25,000 for his or her injuries as a result of this accident. It also means that the total of the 5 injured passengers and driver of the car cannot get more than a total of $50,000 from the defendant’s insurance.
Let’s Map this out:
5 Plaintiffs in Car VS. 1 Defendant Motorcyclist
On average, the 5 total riders in vehicle 1 cannot obtain more than $10,000 each on average (which is an important consideration if each of the 5 incurred medical expenses of more than $10,000). In reality, the amount of settlement for each injured party is calculated proportionally based on their injuries and cost of medical treatment/bills (since the bills need to be repaid out of the settlement). But total settlements (including cost of medical expenses and treatment), may require more money to certain passengers than others. It is in this balancing act that we your attorney manage each of our client’s interests. Of course, the individual that was most injured and needed surgery will take a proportion of the policy limit that is reflective of that medical expense. In certain situations, the policy limit is insufficient to make each client whole or to just cover the medical expense.
At Los Angeles based law firm Jacoby & Meyers, we work hard to make things right and fight the insurance company tooth and nail to get just settlements for our clients. Contact us today if you were injured in a car or motorcycle accident and the other driver was at fault or caused the accident. We can help.
Liability in Motorcycle Accidents
Because motorcycles are smaller than cars, only have two wheels and do not protect the driver with boundaries or an enclosure like a vehicle does, motorcycle drivers are at a higher risk when an accident occurs. Motorcycle accidents are more dangerous and the injuries can be more serious and often are.
This is due to the risks of driving a motorcycle on a road or freeway, which include less visibility to other cars, less stability and the lack of a physical barrier to protect the motorcyclist from other vehicles. Liability is determined by the standard of negligence. Was the accident caused by the motorcyclist’s action or inaction or in other words did the motorcyclist not act in a reasonable manner? Or was the accident caused by a truck or car that was negligent, did not see the motorcycle or failed to drive safely or properly in some other manner?
The determination is usually made in the first instance if for example one of the parties did not stop at a stop sign which would constitute a California Vehicle Code citation. A violation of a vehicle code citation automatically raises the assumption or inference of negligence and is legally called “negligence per se.”
In either event, either the motorcyclist will be found negligent or the driver of the other vehicle (truck, bicycle, car). In some rare occasions, both drivers can be said to be comparatively at fault. Perhaps, the motorcyclist did not put his signal on and so would be allocated 20% at fault while the driver of the vehicle was driving at such an unsafe speed (in violation of vehicle code section 22350) that he would have been unable to stop in any event and therefore deserves 80% allocation of fault. These are arguments the insurance company’s adjuster and your attorney will undertake and rehash in determining liability, especially where it is questionable.
It all depends on the factual circumstances of the accident, whether any laws were violated, whether there is a police report citing either party, whether there are witnesses, who was injured and to what extent and so on. Many considerations will be made and all of the factual scenarios will be reviewed by your attorney. For example, if a party did or did not have car insurance is also an important consideration. If a driver of a motorcycle is involved in a personal injury accident and did not have proper or effective insurance coverage, then his recovery in a legal case can be limited monetarily even if he was found to not be at fault or liable for the accident. When an injured party who was not negligent or liable does not carry insurance or the insurance was for some reason not in effect during the date of loss, the injured party can be limited in terms of his or her financial recovery against the negligent driver’s insurance company. This means pain and suffering money damages could be excluded and usually are, unless the insurance company is unaware of the coverage issue.
It is important to consult with an attorney if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, either as the driver of another vehicle or as the motorcyclist yourself.
Seven Secrets Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Know
Hopefully you have never had to file a personal injury or motorcycle accident claim; but if you have, you know how complicated and frustrating it can be to deal with insurance companies and at-fault parties. We’ve seen thousands of motorcycle accident cases and learned a few things along the way. The seven secrets below will help you know what to expect and what steps to take to ensure your rights are protected and you do not end up with a minimal settlement.
Make sure you know the following things before you talk to the insurance companies:
1.) Insurance Companies Often Try To Low Ball You With A Low Initial Offer
Insurance companies are businesses, some are even publicly traded companies, like Mercury Insurance, which means that their ultimate goal is to turn a profit. One way to make a profit is by settling potential claims for as little as possible. If your injury claim is worth $20,000.00, but you agree to settle for $5,000, then the insurance company has saved itself $15,000.00. Hiring an experienced California Motorcycle Attorney can help to make sure you get the full amount you are entitled to.
2.) The Other Party May Say The Collision Is Partially Your Fault – Even As Little As 5%
Because California is a comparative fault state, if you are partially at fault, you can still recover. However, the reverse is also true, if an insurance company finds you at fault, even 5%, not only can their insured try to sue you, but they can discount the amount of money you are owed for your property damage or bodily injury claim. An experienced lawyer can help clearly illustrate fault and protect your rights.
3.) Insurance Companies May Try To Trick You Into Signing Paperwork For Quick Money
Insurance Companies love to try to settle their claims as quickly as possible – they will sometimes try to get an injured person to sign a “Release” soon after a collision. This offer is generally lower than what you would receive by hiring an attorney. Some people agree to sign these releases in order to receive “quick money” only to later regret this decision when faced with high medical bills and an uncertain future. Don’t rush to settle. Have a motorcycle accident attorney review the details of your case before you sign any paperwork.
4.) You Probably Won’t Have To Go To Trial
Hiring a lawyer does not mean you will end up in trial – in fact, less than 5% of all cases even get near trial. Trial can be incredibly expensive for both sides, as such, in most cases it is better for everyone to settle the issue outside of Court.
5.) There May Be More Insurance Coverage
Just because you are told that a person only has a certain amount of insurance coverage, it does not mean a knowledgeable attorney cannot find additional insurance. The defendant may have been working for someone at the time of the collision, driving for a ride-share company like Uber, or may have additional insurance such as an umbrella policy, that an experienced attorney can help to uncover.
6.) Insurance Companies Rarely Pay For Medical Treatment Until Bills Are Submitted For Reimbursement.
Insurance companies generally do not give you money up-front for your medical treatment, rather they require you to go to the doctor, get the bill, then submit that bill to the insurance company in hopes that they will repay you. Even if you do submit these medical records to the insurance company, they may not pay all the bills as being “reasonable and customary” – leaving you owing doctors money.
7.) The Insurance Company May Delay Talking To You In Hopes You Don’t Treat Your Injuries – Also Known As Gap In Treatment
An insurance company won’t tell you to go to the doctor, but you should always go to the doctor if you believe there is a chance you may be injured in a motorcycle accident. Injuries sometimes do not appear for days after the collision, and after adrenaline wears off. However, insurance companies hope that you avoid the doctor and allow them to offer you a low settlement amount. If you do not see a doctor for several weeks, this is called a “gap in treatment” and insurance companies use this to offer you less than you deserve.
Knowing these facts will help you take the proper steps to establish a clear case and ensure a full and fair settlement after an accident.
Statistics about Motorcycle Crashes
Accidents involving motorcycles in California and across the nation are on the rise. Our motorcycle accident lawyers specialize in such incidents, while reviewing the facts, circumstances, and scenarios that occur frequently and even the more rare occurrences. At Jacoby & Meyers, we review, evaluate and analyze the facts of each case independently, taking into account all parties, drivers and passengers included, the police report, witness statements, medical document review for treatments obtained, insurance analysis and more.
Motorcyclists drive at higher speeds with minimal protection on highways and roads that are increasingly congested. These factors, in part, account for the steady increase in motorcycle-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. Since motorcyclists do not have a physical barrier or shield protecting them like cars or trucks do, the passengers face much greater physical risk of harm and injury.
- The number of motorcyclists is also increasing, particularly among people over 40. This has led to a recent increase in fatalities and injuries to motorcycle riders in that older age group.
- An estimated 148,000 people have died in motorcycle-related accidents since 1966. Motorcycle riders are far more likely to be involved in a serious collision; in 2013 alone, the California Highway Patrol reported over 12,000 motorcycle riders were injured or killed. The risk of injuries to motorcycle riders is 9x higher than those in automobiles and the number of injuries continues to increase. In fact, you are 37x more likely to die in a motorcycle collision than a vehicle collision.
- The California Office of Traffic and Safety found that motorcycle fatalities increased by 91% from 2001 to 2008. In Los Angeles County alone, motorcycle traffic collisions increased by 62% between 2004 and 2008.
The significant risk of serious injury or death in a motorcycle accident makes it imperative that a person involved in the accident or the person responsible for his or her care–hire a California motorcycle accident lawyer immediately.
Because of assumptions or stereotypes about motorcycle riders, it is even more important to have an experienced and knowledgeable team fighting for you. With over 44 years of experience, thousands of cases, and over one billion dollars recovered, Jacoby and Meyers have the resources to get you and your family everything you deserve. We assure our clients that we work hard to secure the best possible outcome for you, while obtaining justice, and a settlement to include monetary compensation for your injuries and damages. An accident lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers is always available to discuss the accident with you, at no charge.
Hiring an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in California
An experienced auto accident lawyer knows how to assess responsibility for all of these factors. They also have resources for investigating the accident, analyzing the various factors involved in the accident and identifying the costs and reimbursement necessary.
Since motorcyclists are often blamed for the accident, it is important for the California accident lawyer to establish that the responsibility and fault does not rest with the motorcyclist. The lawyer and the experts must demonstrate that others involved in the accident or other factors like unsafe highway conditions or a defective motorcycle caused the accident.
There are specific guidelines and timelines for pursuing injuries caused by government agencies, if the road conditions contributed to the accident. A motorcycle accident lawyer knows the complex and time-consuming process necessary to win a claim against these organizations.
Motorcycle accident attorneys in California are standing by at Jacoby & Meyers to help motorcyclists rebuild their lives after their accidents. An attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company of the party who was at fault for the accident. If a settlement cannot be reached and the other driver is clearly liable and a recovery is obtainable (either through insurance or personal assets of the defendant), the attorney will help the client file a lawsuit with the court and manage all aspects of the case from presence at court hearings to filing of legal briefs and other documents. An argument consisting of all evidence to support the client’s claim will be prepared and presented before a judge to try to get a fair ruling. If compensation is awarded to the client, this money can go toward covering the costs of medical care, lost work wages and other financial losses related to the motorcycle accident.
Determining the cause of a motorcycle accident is a critical aspect of case preparation. When we investigate, we often work with experts in accident reconstruction, building our case regarding liability, fault, injuries and damages on your behalf.
How Jacoby and Meyers Motorcycle Attorneys Determine Liability
Having the best motorcycle accident attorneys is critical when it comes to determining liability, and this is an important thing to establish because it sets the tone for the expected amount you will collect in your settlement. In many cases, motorcycle riders are given partial blame for accidents in a police report, even if the rider had zero fault in causing the crash. When you partner with the best California motorcycle accident lawyer at Jacoby and Meyers we gather the evidence and all reports to showcase exactly where the fault is, and we fight to make sure our clients are fully compensated for their trauma. Without experienced legal representation, people stand to lose a great deal of money from their settlement. For example, if someone is found to be at 50% fault for a motorcycle accident, they may only get 50% of the settlement they would otherwise be entitled to. That said, it is imperative to work with the best motorcycle accident lawyers who know how to collect the right details to prove that you had zero fault in the event.
Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident News
LOS ANGELES, CA – Police Officer Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash with Inglewood Mayor James Butts
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 30, 2019) – An LAPD motor officer was injured at the University of Southern California near Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way following a collision between Inglewood Mayor James Butts’ black SUV and another vehicle.
The multi-vehicle crash, which happened sometime before 9 a.m, occurred when Mayor James Butts, driver of the black SUV, proceeded to turn left into the intersection at a red light. A car coming from the other direction had the green light and could not stop in time to avoid the collision.
The LAPD motor officer, who was nearby with his bike and helmet on, was then struck by the SUV and thrown into a water fountain he was standing near. LAPD Captain Giselle Espinoza stated that “[the officer] was stationary in front of the water fountain on campus at USC…he was struck by the black SUV at that position. It struck him and it threw him into the fountain.”
Paramedics treated a woman and her four-year old child for undisclosed injuries at the scene. The motorcycle officer suffered broken bones and was held overnight at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for observation. Bruce Thomas, Law enforcement expert, has stated that if it had not been for the helmet he was wearing, the officer could have died.
Call Jacoby and Meyers for a Free Consultation with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Team Today
If you are like most people who have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if you have any ground for a claim. Give us a call for a free consultation, and let us pair you with the best motorcycle accident lawyer in California who can get you the right health care, ensure you aren’t left drowning in medical bills, and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Since 1972, Jacoby and Meyers have recovered millions of dollars for motorcycle accident victims with complex claims. With our comprehensive network of technical, product and medical experts, as well as economists, we are able to piece together the right approach towards fighting and winning the toughest cases on record.
Before we build your case, it is important you get immediate medical attention. Then you need to comprehend your legal standing from all directions, get your motorcycle fixed, and let our team of motorcycle attorneys research and investigate on behalf of your case.
Jacoby and Meyers is on your side; together, we will hold the negligent person accountable and ensure you get the highest possible compensation that you deserve for your pain and loss.