Injured in A Long Beach Motorcycle Accident?
Southern California is the year-round mecca for motorcycle riders. Perfect weather and miles upon miles of back country roads and highways have created a large part of the population who have traded in four-wheeled transportation for the two-wheeled variety.
But that sense of freedom can also come at a cost. With a lot less protection and many drivers who are either inattentive or insensitive to the special vulnerabilities of motorcycle riders, accidents do happen with alarming regularity. In fact, some studies have shown that motorcycle riders are not only more likely to sustain serious injuries in an accident, they are also 30 times more likely to die in an accident than somebody who is driving or riding in a car.
Despite a slew of laws designed to protect motorcycle riders, such as statewide helmet laws, the threat of an accident remains a real and constant concern. And when accidents do happen due to the negligence of another driver on the road, riders do have the option of filing a suit to seek compensation for their injuries. Just like with a car accident, the key to winning a case is proving negligence on the part of the other party.
However, there are some differences in this type of case, which is why you will want an experienced biker attorney if you sustain injuries while riding. While proving negligence is the key, what courts often times take into account is that because riders have much less protection than car drivers, they are prone to being much more careful and more vigilant on the road. Motorcycle riders, through their training, always ride with a modicum of caution on their side, and this can help bolster a case in court, making it easier to prove the other side was at fault.
Maximizing these truths allows an attorney representing a motorcycle rider to gain the upper hand with legal proceedings and when possibly negotiating a settlement for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills associated with the accident.
The Law Offices of Robert Finn serves clients in Long Beach and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington. Contact us online or call us at 562-901-3388 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We only charge contingency fees, so you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.