If you or someone you love was hurt in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to know you’re not alone. You’ll have doctors’ visits and hospital bills to pay, and you might be out of work for some time while you recover. You don’t need to add that to the stress of building a legal case on your own.
Here at Greenberg Gross, our Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to help. We handle all the legal details so you can focus on getting better. The process starts with a free case evaluation where you can get an understanding of the steps involved.
What Are the Most Common Injuries a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Might Represent?
A DOT-approved helmet will protect a motorcyclist’s head, and a proper jacket and padding can help, too. With that said, even well-protected motorcyclists might suffer serious injury following a crash.
Here are just some of the most common injuries we see and represent here at Greenberg Gross:
- Road rash
- Fractures or broken bones
- Organ damage
- Brain swelling
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Damage to the extremities
- Permanent spinal injuries
Even if you feel you’re mostly unscathed after your accident, it’s vital you seek medical care as soon as possible. Adrenaline is notorious for masking serious injuries, and you’ll want a paper trail to make it easier to file an insurance claim and help build your legal case.
What Are Some Common Motorcycle Accident Causes?
Every motorcycle accident is unique. Even so, some accident causes tend to crop up time and again. Here are a few of the accident types we see most often at Greenberg Gross:
- Car door: Drivers who don’t check the road beside them before opening their car door might hit a passing motorcyclist and cause them to lose control.
- Lane changes: A driver who changes lanes without first checking may knock a motorcyclist down or even run them over.
- Negligent driver: Tailgating is always dangerous, but a driver who follows too closely behind a motorcyclist might run them over or force them off the road.
- Speeding driver: When a driver speeds, they greatly reduce their ability to react in time to situations on the road, putting motorcyclists at considerable risk.
- Driving under the influence: One of the most dangerous accident types, drivers under the influence could severely wound or kill a motorcyclist.
No matter how serious or minor you think your accident was, you can use the help of a competent motorcycle accident lawyer. You’ll have enough on your plate without needing to add the strain of seeking damages. Instead of wrestling with the insurance companies by yourself, your attorney could handle that for you.
Why Should I Hire a Long Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
The last thing you’d want to do after surviving a motorcycle accident would be to mount a legal case without the help of a lawyer. Even if you do recover compensation, you’ll likely miss out on damages an attorney could win.
Your Lawyer Handles the Insurance Adjusters for You
Beyond getting more in damages, hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer will provide you with a buffer between you and the insurance companies. They might ultimately cover the costs of your medical care, but insurance companies will first use adjusters whose primary goal is to grant minimum coverage amounts and deny as many claims as possible.
If your claim is denied, you’d typically have to go through the arduous process of gathering more paperwork and evidence, fielding emails, placing calls, and reapplying for coverage. If you have an attorney, they can take care of all of this for you, giving you some much-needed peace of mind.
Your Lawyer Builds Your Case So You Don’t Have To
The most obvious benefit of having a motorcycle accident lawyer is they can gather evidence and testimony to build your case and win in court. They can prove the other party’s liability through the four elements of negligence:
Duty of Care: The liable party owed you a duty of care, like driving safely.
Breach of Duty of Care: The liable party breached their duty of care, possibly by driving distracted.
Causation: The breach of duty of care caused the accident.
Damages: You have damages from the accident, like medical costs, lost wages, and more.
What About the Attorney Fees?
Recovery is expensive enough with the costs of hospital bills, prescription meds, and physical therapy. You don’t want or need to add expensive attorney fees to your list of expenses.
It’s easy for a law firm to promise the moon to get its foot in the door, but the simple fact remains: if a claim sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You can afford our firm because you don’t need to cover the expenses out of pocket.
If we are successful, we take our fees from your settlement or judgment. If we aren’t successful, we simply don’t get paid.
Why Greenberg Gross?
Here at Greenberg Gross, we know the people who you choose to represent you must be part advocate and part attorney. That’s what our founders learned over their years of working with some of the biggest law firms. It’s also why they’ve been honored with inclusion on The Daily Journal’s list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California for several years.
Get Your Free Case Evaluation Today
If you or a family member suffered harm in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles County, it’s important to remember you’re not alone. Our dedicated team of attorneys is here and ready to help you. Receive your free case evaluation today. A compassionate team member will listen to your situation and determine the next best steps for your case.