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Anaheim Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Lawyers
- October 7, 2016
California has some of the best roads for motorcycle riding in the United States. It is no wonder that there are over 800,000 registered motorcycles in the State, surpassing every other place in the U.S. by a wide margin. The weather and great views give the rider a sense of freedom and liberty. However, being on a bike also makes you more susceptible to injury if you got involved in an accident. What is worse is the fact that most motorcycle accidents that occur in Southern California happen because of the negligence of other drivers. If this happens to you, there are a few ways that you can remedy the situation.
Won’t Insurance Cover Me?
In a perfect world, insurance would take care of every accident and injury that we experience. In practice, however, this is pretty far from the truth. While you probably do have insurance on your bike and on your health, many claims go left unpaid. This is usually because it is extremely difficult to prove that your injuries were caused by someone else being negligent. How do you prove that the man who rear ended you and sent you falling was texting at the time of the accident? How do you prove that it was your turn to go through a 4-way stop when you were T-boned by a car? These are the things that are so difficult to prove that, without eyewitness testimony, insurance companies may turn a blind eye to.
The other culprit is the “at fault” principle that many insurance companies use. This principle states that you were a certain percentage responsible for your accident. For example, you may have been riding your bike down the road when a car pulled out in front of you. Even though the accident was obviously the fault of the other driver, the insurance company might say that you were 40 percent at fault because you did not have your headlight on and were driving too fast to stop. They will use this to pay only 60 percent of your claim. In some cases, they might even say that you will get nothing if you were over a certain percentage at fault. This is why you need a lawyer to help you get out of this bind.
What Will an Attorney Do?
Lawyers know that your life does not stop just because you were involved in an accident. You were probably hit with several medical and hospital bills right after. You might have to continue physical therapy. You probably lost out on some income because you had to take time off to recover. Not only that, but the emotional toll of an accident on a family is enormous, and it can create stress that is really not necessary. Attorneys will make sure that you get compensated for all of this.
Attorneys will go through your accident moment by moment to see what really happened. They will do interviews with police, witnesses, and anyone that can give good insight into what really happened out on the road. Once they have gotten all of their evidence together, they will go to the responsible party or insurance company to pitch their case and see if they can get you compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering. If they refuse, they might even take your case to court. No matter what happens, they will try to get you money for everything that you have gone through during your ordeal.
The El Dabe Law Firm
One firm of attorneys that helps people do this is the El Dabe Law Firm. This firm has been a staple of the Anaheim community for years, and they have already helped many clients get millions of dollars in compensation for their pain and suffering. They have experience in several different kinds of personal injury cases. They have seen everything from car and motorcycle accidents to dog bites. They also have an in-depth knowledge of the laws in Anaheim and the surrounding communities, making the way their build their cases the most efficient and effective way to get you what you deserve. Don’t delay in calling a personal injury lawyer if you ever find yourself in a motorcycle accident. All of the expenses and suffering are not worth it, especially when your accident was someone else’s fault.