Over 30 motorcyclists, on average, are injured or killed in roadway accidents in and around Pomona annually, according to the California Office of Traffic Statistics. About 95 bicyclists are injured or killed on roadways in Pomona each year as well. Of the bicyclists injured or killed, approximately a dozen are under the age of 15.
Injuries associated with motorcycle and bicycle cases oftentimes are severe. The need for appropriate compensation for injuries, losses, and damages is crucial. Pomona motorcycle/bicycle accident lawyers provide assistance to injured people in a number of different ways. In the final analysis, personal injury lawyers typically are the primary reason appropriate compensation is obtained in a negligence case of any type, including those involving motorcycles and bicycles.
Compensation in Motorcycle and Bicycle Cases
Because of the nature of injuries in automobile collisions with motorcycles or bicycles, compensation in a number of areas usually is necessary. An injured person is likely to require what very well may amount to extensive medical care and treatment. Medical bills can mount quickly. Pomona motorcycle/bicycle accident lawyers can be of vital assistance to ensure that an injured person obtains proper compensation for existing or current, as well as future, medical bills and expenses.
Pain and suffering following a motorcycle or bicycle accident many times is profound. Moreover, pain and suffering after these types of accidents does not dissipate quickly. A skilled attorney strives to ensure that an injured individual receives comprehensive compensation for current and future pain and suffering.
Following an accident involving either type of bike, a victim of someone else’s negligence is likely to miss work and lose income. Even if a person is away from work for a fairly short period of time, lost wages can add up quickly. The typical person in this day and age is living paycheck to paycheck, or very close to that mark. Thus, even a relatively short-term dip in earnings can be catastrophic.
Pomona motorcycle/bicycle accident lawyers are adept at insuring that an injured person obtains full compensation for lost wages. In addition, a personal injury lawyer has the tenacity necessary to work to ensure that an injured person obtains appropriate compensation for future income losses.
Other types of losses for which an injured person may be in need of compensation include emotional distress and, in some cases, permanent disability. These are other area in which an attorney is crucial to ensure appropriate compensation for a victim of a roadway accident.
In order to prove some other person is negligent in causing an accident on a California roadway, a personal injury attorney needs to prove three legal elements in the case:
- duty of care
- breach of duty of care
- breach is proximate cause of accident and injuries
In a driving case, a motorist has the duty of care to operate is or her vehicle in a reasonably safe manner. A breach of that duty occurs when the driver engages in unsafe motoring, like driving through a stop sign. The breach is the proximate cause of an accident and injuries if it reasonably could be anticipated to occur. For example, driving through a stop sign reasonable could result in a collision with a vehicle that possessed the legal right-of-way.
Hire Pomona Motorcycle/Bicycle Accident Lawyers
In the aftermath of an roadway accident, a victim of someone else’s negligence needs to take a proactive stance in regard to retaining Pomona motorcycle/bicycle accident lawyers. The El Dabe Law Firm has a team of legal professionals well-versed in representing injured motorcyclists and bicyclists.
An attorney from the El Dabe Law Firm will schedule an initial consultation at a time that is convenient to an injured person. Indeed, if a person’s injuries prohibit that individual from coming into the firm’s offices, alternative meeting arrangements can be made.
An initial appointment with an injured person includes a preliminary analysis and evaluation of the facts and circumstances of an accident. Discussion is also undertaken about potential strategies that might be utilized in pursuing a settlement with an insurance company or a lawsuit in civil court. There is no fee charged for an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney from the El Dabe Law Firm.