Southern California Motorcycle Accidents Attorney
Southern California has had a love affair with the motorcycle for well over a century. With our beautiful coastlines, picturesque mountains, and pleasant climate, it’s easy to see why motorcycle culture has flourished here. But we are also home to some of the most congested traffic in the country, and so it is no surprise that the greater Los Angeles area is home to many of the nation’s motorcycle crashes. Unfortunately, the rate of motorcycle accidents is not decreasing, even as motor vehicle safety is on the rise. Nationwide, there are approximately 4,000 motorcycle fatalities a year these days, which is about twice as many as there were in the 1990s.
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious and even catastrophic injuries to the riders and passengers involved, and an injured victim can face serious costs for many years to come. The Law Office of Tal Rubin, PC in Los Angeles is skilled and knowledgeable in bringing motorcycle accident cases on behalf of victims throughout southern California and will work tirelessly to see that your claim is successful.
What Legal Challenges Will I Face in Bringing a Motorcycle Accident Claim?
It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after being involved in a motorcycle accident, whether you were the operator, passenger, or another third party. Your attorney will work to reconstruct the accident scene, collect accounts from eyewitnesses and begin crafting legal strategies and negotiating with defendants and insurers for recovery of your losses (which can include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages).
The question of fault may play a large factor in determining if you may recover and the size of your recovery. Operator error, both from the motorcycle operator and the operators of any cars or trucks involved in the accident, will be assessed, and a court will look at whether speeding, alcohol, or other factors were present, which may or may not factor into the recovery available. Your attorney will work to present your best case for recovery against any and all defendants, and assert evidence relating to the full nature of your injuries.
What If a Defect in My Motorcycle Played a Factor in the Accident?
Many motorcycle accidents are caused in part by a defect in the motorcycle. This could take the form of a defective design in the motorcycle itself (for example, tires that are not appropriate to the terrain a motorcycle was built for) or an error in the manufacturing process, such as a failure to properly install a part. A replacement part may also have been negligently installed by a mechanic or negligently manufactured. In each of these cases, anyone involved in the defective or negligent production, design, or maintenance of the motorcycle might be liable for your injuries in a product liability suit.
Work with the Law Office of Tal Rubin, PC to Bring Your Southern California Motorcycle Accident Claim
Motorcycle accidents can involve serious or catastrophic injuries with extensive damages, as well as complicated facts that must be proven. Choose an attorney who is skilled and experienced in bringing serious injury cases and motorcycle accident claims. In Los Angeles and southern California, call the Law Office of Tal Rubin, PC at 818-986-9030.