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Motorcycle Accidents

California has more than 800,000 registered motorcycles and, with that, about 88,000 motorcycle accidents [2] per year. Motorcylists are more susceptible to serious injury because of the limited protection they provide and are up to 30 times more likely [3] to die in a collision than occupants in a car. This can result in broken bones to spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Whatever the cause of your accident, never settle for less than your case is worth. We are a California motorcycle accident law firm, and we are here to support you and help you get the compensation and recovery you deserve.

[2] National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015

[3] National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015

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How Are Motorcycle Accidents Different from Car Accidents?

When you look at a motorcycle, you have a vehicle that has two wheels, no seatbelts, airbags, or the protective structure that you would find in a car. It offers far less protection than a car, therefore resulting in more severe injuries.

Motorcycle accidents:

  • Parties usually suffer more severe and permanent injuries.
  • Because of the severity of the injuries, additional long-term financial support can be necessary for medical care.
  • Fatalities are 30 times higher than car accidents.
  • Motorcycle accidents have an 80% injury or death rate compared to car accidents which are around 20%.

The attorneys at our California motorcycle accident law firm are well-trained and incredibly knowledgeable in motorcycle accident cases and compensation negotiation. At Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan, we will passionately fight for you.

How can a Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan
Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help?

Negligence is an important key factor in most motorcycle accidents. At Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Pasadena work to prove negligence and strive to hold a reckless driver accountable for the harm they have caused.

Various forms of negligent driving can put motorcyclists at a high risk. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident case, you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your case. If you've been injured in a motorcycle crash and feel another party is responsible for your injuries, you need to contact us to seek compensation.

Our California motorcycle accident law firm will investigate every detail of your case and work with you to determine the most beneficial route to execute. We are dedicated to serving our clients' best interest, and make your fight our fight.

We serve motorcycle collision victims throughout Southern California. 

Proving Negligence After a California Motorcycle Accident

Knowing who is at fault after a motorcycle accident is key for supporting your case.

Gathering evidence and details is very important. Here are the finer details we will make sure to collect throughout a thorough investigation.

  • Police Report
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Surveillance camera footage or another video that may be available
  • Personal notes of the accident
  • Your motorcycle and helmet
  • Driving clothes and protective gear you were wearing at the time of the crash
  • Hospital and medical bills and other cash-related financial information like loss of income
  • Insurance policy and any related information from your insurance company.
  • Notes on the condition of the road, traffic, and weather at the time of the accident


What to do After an Motorcycle Accident

1. Report

Report the accident to local law enforcement right away and obtain an accident crash report.

2. Get Medical Attention

Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think you are not injured. Being involved in a motorcycle accident can result in severe shock, so any injuries may not be immediately apparent.

3. Collect Important Information

Obtain the name, address, phone number and drivers license of everyone involved in the accident. Document license plate numbers, insurance companies and policy numbers. Also, record the police officer's name and badge number.

4. Document the Scene

Using your smartphone, collect video and photo documentation of the scene. Include damages, street marks, street signs, and directions each vehicle was driving in.

5. Ask Witnesses

Ask for the details and names of any witnesses present at the accident scene.

Call For Roadside Assistance

6. Call for Roadside Assistance

If your collision led to your car not being able to move, call for a tow truck.

File A Claim

7. File a Claim

Contact your insurance provider. While insurance agencies have created steps to walk you through providing important information, do not forget to call and speak to an agent to clarify any questions.

8. Seek Legal Assistance

Contact Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan, California motorcycle accident law firm, to discuss your case. It is important to pursue legal assistance to pursue your claim and deal with the complexities of insurance providers.

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At Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan Law Office, we help victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. To learn more, do not hesitate to contact our team today for immediate legal assistance. We serve motorcycle accident victims throughout Southern California.

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Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Internal Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spinal Cord and Back Injuries
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Facial Fractures or Disfigurement
  • Road Rash

Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

  • Intoxication
  • Texting
  • Distraction
  • Speeding
  • Carelessness
  • Reckless Driving
  • Illegal Driving Maneuvers

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Motorcycle Accident?

Damages in a motorcycle accident will likely be similar to an automobile accident, but there are often increased or different costs. Damages are not limited to, but can consist of property damages and medical bills for personal injury. Here is what you can recover from a motor cycle accident claim.

  • Past Medical Bills
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Physical impairment (such as loss of the use of a limb or organ)
  • Future Medical Treatment
  • Property Damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Past Lost Income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Unjust hardship
  • Loss Of Income in Future
  • Emotional distress
  • Inconvenience and loss of life enjoyment

Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Motorcycle Traffic Collision

Insurance claims can be difficult at best, but dealing with one that includes a motorcycle accident offers extra factors to consider and you should not try to deal with the insurance company OR give them a statement alone. 

You should have an experienced California motorcycle accident attorney present to offer support and guidance through the process.

Motorcycle Repairs

Motorcycle Repairs

Due to the size of a motorcycle, the condition of the vehicle will likely be far worse than other automobiles involved. It is possible that the motorcycle will be totaled and irreparable. In many cases, the rider will not have another mode of transportation available to them.

Medical Bills

Medical Bills

The total physical damages caused from a motorcycle accident are often more serious than those obtained in a car accident. With the lack of protection that these vehicles provide, injuries in a motorcycle accident can often result in extensive life-threatening injuries that result in hospital stays.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Death rates for motorcycle accidents are much higher than they are for passengers of a car involved in a similar accident. A wrongful death lawsuit can assist in recovering compensation for the loved ones if the motorcycle accident ends up being fatal. A wrongful death lawsuit is not the first thing to come to grieving loved ones and we promise we will help you through a devastating time.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Motorcycle Accidents

What steps should I take after a motorcycle accident?

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, the very first thing you should do is make sure you address your health and safety. Make sure you are safe at the scene from other vehicles or conditions. Depending on the types of injuries, you may need to seek immediate medical attention by calling 911, going into urgent care, or otherwise being examined by a medical professional for your injuries. Next, as with most personal injury cases, evidence from the scene must be collected and preserved. For this, you want to seek legal advice and counsel to assist with preserving evidence before it is lost, destroyed, or otherwise jeopardized through the passage of time. It is extremely important to consult a qualified personal injury attorney right away to help and guide you through the upcoming steps of your case.

Do I need a motorcycle accident attorney even if I have motorcycle insurance?

Absolutely. Although having insurance is required by law and important to have, insurance companies very often do not have your best interest at the top of mind. Having a personal injury attorney on your side will ensure that someone is focused solely on your rights, and will work diligently with you every step of the way. 

How do I pay for the legal services provided by a GBG Law in a motorcycle accident case?

Our experienced auto accident attorneys work on contingency fees, which means that we do not charge an upfront retainer fee or an hourly rate. We only charge a fee when there is a recovery from the case, meaning no recovery, no attorney fee. Our office also pays all of the necessary costs (such as filing fees, expert fees, etc.) upfront and recoups them from the settlement or verdict at the end of your case. 

Should I accept a settlement offer for my motorcycle accident?

You should not accept a settlement offer without speaking to a qualified personal injury attorney who evaluates your case, the rights you have, and advises you accordingly. Many times, an insurance company will try to execute a quick settlement with an injured party before they are represented by an attorney, in order to pay as little as possible. This, among many other reasons, is why it is imperative to have a qualified legal professional evaluate your case.

Should I hire a lawyer after my motorcycle crash?

Legal matters should be left to the legal experts. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney, like GBG Law, will evaluate your case, inform you if you need an attorney, work with you throughout your case, from beginning to end, and make sure your rights are protected.

How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident injury claim?

As with many things, timing is everything. A claim may need to be filed
immediately with the responsible party or their insurance company. Also, claims against different entities have different requirements. For example, Government Claims have specific reporting requirements that an experienced personal injury attorney can help protect by making timely filings. Although the general statute of limitations for personal injury cases require a court filing within 2 years in California, different rules may apply depending on the facts and circumstances of your specific case.

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