Racing vehicles on public roads is not only extremely dangerous but also prohibited under the law. While motorcycle racing may seem thrilling, it can lead to severe accidents and repercussions—both in the form of injuries and losses as well as criminal charges. At El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our motorcycle accident attorneys know how dangerous racing is and how serious motorcycle accidents are. If you have been involved in a crash and suffered damages, we can help you to understand your legal options. Call us today to learn more.
Why Motorcycle Racing Is So Dangerous
Operating a vehicle at high speeds, whether a motorcycle or a standard car, is very dangerous. Traveling at high speeds increases the risk of a crash, as vehicles are harder to control when traveling at high speeds. Not only is the risk of crash increased, but the severity of the crash is also increased. This is because force is a calculation of speed multiplied by mass—the faster a vehicle is traveling (and the more it weighs), the more force will be involved in an accident. For motorcyclists who have very few protections to prevent injuries, greater amounts of force can be fatal.
Can I Recover Compensation After a Motorcycle Racing Accident?
If you are a victim of a motorcycle racing collision, you may suffer serious losses. Head injuries, spine and spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, road rash, facial injuries, fractured bones, internal injuries, and soft tissue injuries are all possible. These injuries are costly, often requiring hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of medical care. They can also result in lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
If you were to blame for a crash by engaging in negligent, careless, or even unlawful behavior, such as racing, your ability to recover compensation may be hindered. While medical payments coverage pays for your medical costs regardless of fault, you may have no grounds for a claim against another party. Even if you do have grounds for a claim, your recoverable damages award could be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault per California’s comparative negligence rule. Note that in California, there is a lot of anti motorcycle bias. Even though a police report may blame the motorcyclist for the Collision, frequently the police officer’s conclusion may be wrong. This is due to bias, faulty eyewitness testimony, etc.
How Can a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help Me?
Even if you are partially to blame for a motorcycle accident that’s left you injured, you should still schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney. Your attorney can help you by:
- Reviewing the details of your case
- Identifying all sources of compensation
- Conducting an investigation into your case
- Determining fault for the accident
- Calculating your damages
- Negotiating your settlement
- Representing you in a personal injury lawsuit
Call Today for Your Free Consultation
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle racing accident and need help understanding your legal options and seeking compensation, you can count on our team! Reach out to El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers directly today for your free consultation with our skilled motorcycle accident lawyers in Los Angeles.