Driving on busy Simi Valley, California roads can be dangerous for individuals in cars or trucks. Unfortunately, the level of risk is elevated when a person is on a motorcycle or a bicycle.
The mistaken belief is that motorcyclists or bicyclists are at greater risk when on the road because of their reckless behavior. However, study after study clearly shows that motorcyclists are among some of the safest drivers.
The danger comes because many truck and automobile drivers do not see or do not look out for two-wheeled vehicles. When they do see them, it is often too late.
Drivers of four-wheeled vehicles do not adequately understand how to drive around a motorcyclist or bicyclist. They may not leave enough room between themselves and the motorcycle or bike. They may break too quickly, or they may not break soon enough. All of these dangerous driving habits put motorcycle riders at risk.
We at El Dabe Law Firm understand the unique challenges that motorcyclists and bicyclists face when they are on the road. We have experience and the desire to help them when they are the victims of an accident.
Increased Risk of Injury
When an accident happens involving an automobile and a motorcycle or a bike, it is usually the motorcyclist or bicyclist who ends up with the most severe injuries. This is because the vehicle that they are using is smaller, and unlike trucks or passenger cars that are surrounded with plastic, metal, and rubber, a motorcycle rider only has the protection provided by the clothing they are wearing and their protective helmet. They have no seat belt, no airbag, no external protection.
Injuries that motorcyclists and bicyclists experience include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries That Can Result in Paralysis
- Broken Bones
- Amputated Limbs
- Life-Altering Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Severe Skin Burns or Road Rash
At El Dabe Law Firm we understand how life altering the injuries associated with a motorcycle or bicycle accident can be. In addition to defending the victims of these accidents, we will also stand up for surviving family members who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Some victims of motorcycle/bicycle accidents mistakenly believe that they can get fair compensation for their injuries and loss of property on their own. They believe that they can reason or negotiate with an insurance company and get the best outcome. They quickly find out how wrong they truly are.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible for an accident or avoid paying anything at all. In order to accomplish this goal, they deploy armies of lawyers and investigators who will meticulously look over the accident scene, interview witnesses, and talk with police officers. Their goal is to find reasons why you, the motorcycle/bicycle accident victim, are at fault.
They cunningly understand that as an individual is recovering from an accident, it is likely that they cannot work and that their medical bills are piling up. So they use that information as leverage against the accident victim to get them to accept a settlement that is a lot less than what their injury deserves.
However, a skilled personal injury attorney understands the tricks that insurance companies use to scam victims. They fight for their clients and provide them the legal protection and know-how to get every single cent they deserve.
Why Choose Us
At El Dabe Law Firm, we have the knowledge, the experience, and the determination to defend our clients. We understand how devastating the results of your accident can be, and we want to help you get the compensation need to help you restore your quality of life.
We are top rated attorneys, and we have been recognized by our peers in the legal community as such. We provide full-service care, including helping you repair your vehicle, helping you get the medical care you need, and much more. Our goal is to be there for you.
We have a history of winning. We have been able to recover tens of millions of dollars in combined verdicts for our clients. We won’t take your case if we don’t think we can win it. But if we do take your case, we will throw our full weight behind it. We don’t get paid unless you win.
With more than 30 years of experience, the El Dabe Law Firm is the right choice for accident victims.