Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident call the Law Offices of Koorosh K Shahrokh Today! For most people, a fender bender is just a minor accident that rarely results in serious injury. For motorcyclists, such accidents can result in severe injuries. Even the slightest nudge to a motorcyclist can end tragically. Helmets and riding pads are not always enough to prevent serious damage, and a strong impact with another car, a light pole or a curb can result in serious injury. There are many causes for motorcycle accidents, including road conditions, the level of experience of the rider, mechanical failure, interference of other cars, and recklessness on the part of the driver. Whatever the cause the Law Office of William C. Shaw may be able to help you navigate your accident options.
California Motorcyclist Have Road Way Rights
Many provisions are granted to motorcyclists in California. For example, bikers are allowed to share a lane with other motorists, “splitting” the lane. This allows motorcyclists to slide past slow moving traffic. While this conduct is legal in California, it is also dangerous. Although lane splitting is legal, a motorcyclist may still be arrested for sharing lanes if they are found to be doing so recklessly, or in a potentially harmful manner. Motorcyclists are required to wear a helmet at all times while on a motorcycle, and bikers are also required to have liability insurance on them.
The Law Offices of Koorosh K Shahrokh Can Defend Your Motorcycle Case
Despite the common perception that motorcyclists are irresponsible on the roads, however, most vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are not the biker’s fault. In fact, most accidents involving motorcycles occur because a driver in a four-wheeled car did not see the biker, or did not anticipate how fast the motorcycle was travelling before making a turn into it. However, insurance companies may try to get you to sign documents reducing or negating the car owner’s involvement in the crash, essentially giving you sole liability for the accident. It is important that you have an attorney with you during all steps of the process so that you don’t fall into one of these traps.
In addition, bias towards motorcyclists makes it more difficult for a biker to win a case should it be taken to court, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the crash. Justified or not, this bias can be difficult to overcome. If you have experienced an accident while riding your motorcycle, the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Koorosh K Shahrokh can help you receive the most damages for your trauma, including compensation for medical expenses, brain trauma, loss of work and even wrongful death. Call us Today for a FREE consultation!