If you have had the misfortune to have sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another person, you should not stop and linger but contact us at Law Offices of Howard Kornberg’s here in Santa Monica, CA who are experienced motorcycle accident lawyers. The group has been successful in representing motorcycle accident victims on a daily basis for years and has won substantial claims for deserving victims. We have seen some catastrophic injuries in the time we have spent representing motorcycle accident victims and have full sympathy for those who have incurred life changing injuries through no fault of their own.
Generally, plane and train accidents get reported in the press more frequently and are more sensationalized than other types of accidents but actually more than 95% of deaths in the US occur on our roads and highways. Motorcycle accidents are almost always the worst type of road accident as the rider is not as well protected as other vehicle drivers and their occupants. At the very most, a helmet, a padded jacket and protective pants are worn. As a result of this, a motorcyclist is more likely to be inflicted with far more severe injuries in a motorcycle accident than even the driver of a small car. Rarely do riders escape without injury even in a minor motorcycle accident.
These accidents caused by another motorist are normally due to:
- Lack of driver attention
- Poor road conditions
- Intoxication through drugs and alcohol
- Inexperienced drivers
- Inclement weather
The first stages of a motorcycle accident claim
A motorcycle accident victim, who believes he or she might be entitled to file a claim for compensation for any injuries as well as damage to their motor cycle, should ensure that they fight for the best possible result. It doesn’t matter what caused the motorcycle accident, the rider and his family should ensure they gain full recovery for their injuries and the damage to the bike. The victim who has had the misfortune to have been involved in a motorcycle accident will most likely have sustained serious injuries.
The cause of the motorcycle accident has to be investigated
Anyone who causes a motorcycle accident will not be willing to pay the party who suffered the injury, even though they are entitled to a damages settlement. Your chosen motorcycle accident lawyer will have to piece together sufficient evidence that proves that the motorcycle accident was due to another person’s negligence.
If you make the decision to sue the person who is responsible for the motorcycle accident, the claim for your injuries and any damage to your property as a result of the motorcycle accident is called a tort action. “Tort” means, in legal terms, harm done to another person that was a civil one and was not as a result of any contractual duty. One who commits a tort against you may be liable to you for damages.
The majority of motorcycle accident compensation claims are usually settled out of court, by use of negotiations that take place between the motorcyclist’s lawyer and the at fault driver. If it is difficult for a settlement to be reached, however, then for the victim to assert his or her rights, it may be necessary to take the motorcycle accident matter to court. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg are experienced in handling complex issues surrounding motorcycle accident claims and are always available to ensure the highest claim possible is pursued so that the victim and his family does not suffer financially due to the actions of someone else. The hardship resulting from an accident cannot be under estimated.
So many injuries are life changing and a victim of a motorcycle accident may never have the chance, unaided, to ride on a motorcycle ever again except assisted by someone else. This is a tragic situation and all because someone was out riding with the wind in their hair and had the misfortune to encounter another motorist who was careless or failed to follow road rules and ended up causing an accident. This is an incident that will never be forgotten, as the hardships for those involved could last a life time.
If you, or a member of your family, has been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not their fault then our door is open at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg right here in Santa Monica, CA. We not only offer a free consultation but also work on a contingency fee basis meaning that you pay no fees until your claim has been finalized.