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Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: Protecting Your Rights After a Crash

In sunny California, bikers relish the smooth roads and vast spaces for cruising. However, even the most picturesque ride can turn catastrophic in an instant. If riders get hurt in a crash, they may have to deal with insurance companies. The insurance companies might try to blame the biker, which can lead to not enough money to pay for medical bills or bike repairs. It’s unjust and downright unfair! And this is why having a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer is so important.

It’s important to get help from a trusted motorcycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles. Our motorcycle accident attorneys at Mayberry Law will review your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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The Experience of Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

  • Legal Proficiency: Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers are adept at maneuvering through the complexities of motorcycle crash cases. They bring years of experience and focused knowledge to the table, ensuring your rights are fiercely protected.
  • Dealing with Insurance Companies: Post-accident, bikers often face the challenge of negotiating with insurance companies. Our attorneys focus in handling these negotiations, ensuring that you are not unjustly blamed or undercompensated.
  • Comprehensive Representation: From understanding the nuances of distracted driving to representing traumatic brain injuries, our lawyers are equipped to handle all facets of motorcycle accident cases. Their goal is to secure the compensation you need for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and bike repairs.

Causes of Motorcycle Accident

Accidents are unpredictable, often resulting from various reasons. It is important to identify the main reason for an accident, whether it’s the biker’s mistake or the motorist’s. This is especially important in California, which is a fault state. Here’s a guide to discern if you’re eligible for compensation:

There are many that can lead to seeking compensation, such as speeding or texting while driving. Other factors include breaking traffic rules, driving under the influence, or not giving the right-of-way to a motorcyclist.

Poor road design, maintenance lapses, or hazards like potholes and missing signs can lead to accidents. The state or contractors may be held liable for such hazardous conditions.

Navigating California’s complex legal system can be daunting. Insurance companies, armed with assertive legal teams, can intimidate claimants. But fear not! A reliable Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer, like ours at Mayberry Law, evens the playing field. Armed with vast experience countering insurance strategies, we’ll zealously defend your rights.

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycling is fun and exciting. Sadly, this fun activity also comes with substantial safety risks that may result in life-threatening injuries such as:

  • Brain damage
  • Severe head trauma
  • Loss of limbs
  • Bone fractures
  • Neck injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Contact an attorney immediately if you’ve faced any type of injury. A Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer will help build your case and put together a strong argument to defend your innocence and ascertain fault.

Understanding the Legal Process

  • Statute of Limitations: We guide our clients through the legal timelines, ensuring timely filing of personal injury suits, motorcycle accident claims, or wrongful death claims.
  • Lane Splitting Laws: Our attorneys are well-versed in California’s lane-splitting regulations and work to establish fault accurately in such scenarios.

Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accidents in California

A “statute of limitations” is a state law that sets a limit on the time a plaintiff has to file a claim for recovery against some type of injury or loss.

The California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 sets a two-year deadline for filing personal injury suits against private party (nongovernmental) motorists.

But if the rider dies due to the accident and their family files a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver, the two-year time limit starts on the day the rider dies.

If you want to file a claim over property damage to your vehicle, California Code of Civil Procedure section 338 gives you three years to file against the at-fault driver.

For accidents caused by defective vehicles, the California Code of Civil Procedure section 312 gives you two years to file a product liability case against the manufacturers of the defective motorcycles.

If you find the state responsible for the accident—either directly or indirectly—you need to file an administrative claim using the government forms between six months and one year from the date of the injury.

Motorcycle Accident while Lane Splitting

Lane splitting, also called lane sharing, simply means motorcycling between traffic lanes that are either moving slowly or stopped.

Although lane splitting can help reduce traffic congestion, save time, and help prevent rear-end collisions, it can be dangerous.

If you get into a motorcycle accident while lane splitting safely, you may not bear any fault. However, if the defendant can prove that you were lane splitting at a dangerous speed, you may be liable for the resultant accident. In this case, you would get less compensation than you normally would have.

Liability in claims involving lane splitting is not clear-cut. Every case requires extensive analysis to determine fault. An experienced lawyer can help determine your rights after a motorcycle accident.

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What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in California

What you do after a motorcycle accident can either help or hurt your motorcycle accident injury case. However, the first step is to seek help and document the process if possible. Here is what you need to do after a motorcycle accident:
If you can, move to a safe place or close to the scene of the accident. It would be best if you stayed close to get additional information from everyone involved in the accident. You can do this from a side street or away from moving traffic.
Report the motorcycle accident and request an ambulance, if needed.
Get the information of the other driver. This includes contact information, vehicle model, and the name of the insurance company. Do not admit fault for the accident and if the other party leaves the scene of the accident, report it immediately.
Take pictures of the crash scene and your wrecked motorcycle, if possible.

As soon as you’re cleared to leave, go to a hospital for a check-up.

Contact the insurance company. Report the crash to the insurance company of the at-fault party. File a report immediately– preferably within 24 hours of the accident.

An insurance claims adjuster may try to persuade you to accept a lowball settlement offer. Hiring a lawyer from the outset will help you understand your rights. So, before you file a lawsuit or get too far along in the lawsuit process, contact Mayberry for a review.

Why Choose Mayberry Law?

Let’s face it, after a motorcycle accident, you may not be in good health and shape to deal with insurance companies. That’s where we come in. We will take the legal ordeal off your shoulders while you focus on your recovery.
  • We commit to getting deserved compensation for every client.
  • We put our lawyers to work so the victim of a motorcycle accident who suffers due to acts of negligence does not have to struggle to muddle through.
  • Mayberry Law brings together over four decades of diverse legal experience across multiple areas of law, including motorcycle accidents.
  • We keep every client informed at every stage of their case and address concerns as they arise.
  • We accept motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. Clients don’t get to pay if we do not win. Our successful track record in winning cases speaks for itself. Here are a few claims we have won for our clients.

Free Consultation and Support

  • Initial Consultation: Mayberry Law offers a free legal consultation, allowing you to discuss your case with no financial obligation.
  • Ongoing Support: From start to finish, we stand by our clients, offering legal experience and emotional support throughout the process.

Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles requires a blend of legal experience and compassionate support. At Mayberry Law, our Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyers are committed to providing just that. We strive to turn a challenging situation into a journey towards justice and rightful compensation.

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16:16 13 Jun 23
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04:15 25 Jun 21
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