Santa Monica Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Lawyers
While driving may be the fastest way to get around, riding a bicycle or a motorcycle can be much more pleasant, as well as more environmentally friendly and financially sustainable. But while riding may have numerous benefits, there are also some drawbacks – namely that biking or riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous than driving, statistically. If you’ve been in a crash, our Santa Monica motorcycle and bicycle accident lawyers at the office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers want to help you.
INJURIES RESULTING FROM A MOTORCYCLE OR BICYCLE ACCIDENT
The injuries sustained by a motorcyclist or a bicyclist in a crash are usually much more serious than are any injuries sustained by drivers in these crash types. This is due to the fact that bicyclists and motorcyclists don’t have the protection of 4,000+ pounds of steel, airbags, or seatbelts to prevent injuries. As such, injuries are often traumatic and permanently disabling. Common injuries suffered by those who are involved in bicycle and motorcycle accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Amputation injuries;
- Road rash/burn injuries;
- Internal injuries; and
- Severe fracture injuries.
While some victims of motorcycle/bike crashes may survive their accidents without any seriously disabling injuries, for many, these types of crashes are fatal or lead to long-term harm.
HOW TO START THE PROCESS OF RECOVERING THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle or motorcycle crash, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. There are many steps that you’ll need to take in order to maximize your compensation award, including:
- Report your car accident to the police;
- Gather evidence;
- Seek medical care;
- Call the insurance company within 48 hours of your accident; and
- Think seriously about working with a Santa Monica motorcycle and bicycle accident lawyer, especially if your injuries are severe.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MOTORCYCLE AND BICYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Another thing that’s important to keep in mind if you’ve been in a bicycle or motorcycle accident is the statute of limitations. In California, you are only allotted two years from the date of your accident to file a civil action for damages. For this reason, it is important that you initiate the claims process as soon as possible; you could be barred from recovery otherwise.
CALL OUR SANTA MONICA MOTORCYCLE AND BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS TODAY
There are few things more terrifying than being hit by a car while riding your bike or motorcycle. If you are involved in a crash of this nature, our lawyers can help you to build your case, prove the fault of the other party involved, and recover the compensation award you need to pay for all of your losses. Please call our law office today or send us a message directly to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help.
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