Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Serving Lakewood, CA
Motorcycle accidents can be even more dangerous than car accidents, and motorcycle accidents are becoming increasingly prominent in California. Statistics show that over the past 22 years, motorcycle fatalities have continued to go up. California is one of the top states for motorcycle fatalities, and in 2016, motorcycle deaths accounted for 15.1% of all vehicle fatalities in the state. It’s clear that being a motorcyclist in California is risky, but that is why Eldessouky Law is here to represent you if you have been in a motorcycle accident, or represent your loved one, if someone you know has been killed in a motorcycle accident. Call our firm at 714-409-8991 to get in contact with one of our attorneys serving Lakewood, California.
What are the first things I should do after a motorcycle accident?
If you get into a motorcycle accident, there are several measure you should take to make sure you are legally protected. Make sure you do the following:
- Check for injuries and make sure everyone involved is okay
- Take pictures of the scene, damages, and any injuries
- Move your bike off the road to prevent any further accidents
- Call the police so they can make an accident report
- Gather information from everyone involved and any witnesses
- Call your insurance company to let them know about the accident
- Get in contact with Eldessouky Law
It’s very important that you document and save any information related to your accident. When the police fill out an accident report, you will want to make sure you obtain a copy of it. If you go to the hospital, save copies of all your medical bills, and make sure you have all information such as license plate number and contact information of anyone involved. The pictures you take at the scene will also be important and good to bring with you to your initial consultation. Your photos will make it easier to recreate the scene and understand better what happened. Contact our firm to get started on seeing what you may be able to receive from your motorcycle accident.
Are there any special protection laws for motorcyclists in California?
In California, there are no laws prohibiting lane splitting and lane sharing for motorcyclists, but for the most part, motorcyclists should follow the same rules of the road as other motorists. However, there are a few laws made to protect motorcyclists. California Vehicle Code 22400 prohibits motorists from driving at a speed that is so slow it impedes the flow of traffic. This is to help with motorcyclists who are lane splitting. Also, California Vehicle Code 22517 makes it illegal to leave doors open unless it is safe to do so and does not interfere with traffic movement. This law is to protect motorcyclists from getting hit by open doors. Also, to ensure the safety of the motorcyclists, California requires every motorcycle driver to wear a helmet at all times, have right and left mirrors on their bike, have handlebars that do not go above 6 inches over the shoulders, have working front and rear turn signals, and have exhaust systems that are compliant with state regulations. If you have more questions about your rights as a motorcyclist on the road, get in touch with one of our lawyers today.
How do I prove it was the other driver’s fault?
The best way to prove it was the other driver’s fault is through the help of one of our motorcycle accident attorneys. Just like other personal injury cases, you will have to prove that the drive owed a duty of care to you, that this duty of care was breached, and that this breach was the cause of your injuries. Possible damages you may be able to recover include medical and hospital bills, physical and occupational therapy, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and much more. However, California is a comparative fault state, which means that multiple parties can be found at fault, and your compensation may be reduced based on how much the accident is deemed your fault. Your best bet in receiving the most amount of compensation for your losses is by getting help from a Eldessouky Law attorney.
How does Eldessouky Law stand out when helping people through their motorcycle accident cases?
At Eldessouky Law, one of our very talented motorcycle accident attorneys will give you free legal advice on your case. We are different than other firms because we care about our clients well-being and want to help them through the entire process, from beginning to end. We will also represent you in your case free of any upfront costs. If we do not win your case, you do not owe us anything. This prove our dedication to you personally. Our lawyers understand the emotional and physical toll a motorcycle accident can take on someone, so our goal is to make life a little easier by assisting you in all legal aspects of your lawsuit. One call can start you on the process of getting back what is justly yours.