Motorcycles account for a small percentage of traffic on the road, but account for almost 13 percent of all accidents. The motorcycle driver is far more vulnerable to a car, truck or other vehicle. If you, or someone you love, is involved in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident, then here are the steps you should follow.
Check for physical injuries and call 911 if necessary. If you've suffered internal injuries, every minute counts. Check and make sure the other driver is okay, if you're able.
Photograph your own bodily injuries (cuts, bruises, broken bones, etc.). Also, before repairing your motorcycle, photograph the damage from all angles. Provide your Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys with the prints or negatives or digital images of all photographs. Also, photograph the other person's vehicle. The more evidence, the better.
After a Los Angeles motorcycle accident, don't be surprised when the other person's insurance company does not automatically take care of you and your bills or compensate you for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Consult with a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer to determine who is responsible for the payment of your medical bills. Do not count on your insurance company to take care of your medical bills. Remember, the insurance company is not your friend.
Keep accurate records of your lost time and wages (including overtime that you would have earned) from the accident. That will help your Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer determine the additional claims for loss of wages.
Be sure you’re going to the best doctors who specialize in taking care of the type of injuries that you suffered in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident.
If you know of any witnesses, track them down and provide your Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer with their phone numbers. This is very important when settling your motorcycle accident claim.
Hire the best Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney possible. The law firm of Nadrich and Cohen specializes in Los Angeles motorcycle accident cases. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys will seek damages for all of your injuries, pain and suffering, time away from work, future income, lost wages, damage to your motorcycle, hospital and all medical bills.
Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney will also fight for your compensation for pain and suffering and future related injuries. Our Los Angeles accident attorneys have handled literally thousands types of motorcycle claims including objects falling off of trucks and autos on the freeway, dangerous roadway design, and motorcycles rear-ending other motorcycles. At any one time we have over 75 to 100 active motorcycle cases.
Please contact our expert Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers at 800-718-4658, or go to our evaluation page and submit to us an email evaluation. An expert at our firm will immediately return the call within 24 hours.
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