We represent people who have been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents due to the negligence of others. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys in have represented people injured on motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, Segways, and other motorized vehicles in a variety of crashes and accidents on the roads and highways, including those involving lane splitting, HOV lanes, and blind spots. If you are in need of a motorcycle accident lawyer, please call us today at (866) 262-3670.
Representation for Motorcycle Accident Victims
Each Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney of our practice focuses on those who have suffered serious injuries or wrongful death in an accident. We help people recover from their injuries and plan for long-term care and adaptive living strategies due to permanent disabilities resulting from their injuries, including:
- Head injuries – from severe concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries – from partial to complete paralysis involving paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Serious fractures – whether simple or compound, open or closed, spiral, compressed, comminuted, or others
Reliable Lawyer Assistance
At The Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., our motorcycle and car accident lawyers work with a network of top medical specialists to help clients obtain the best possible care available for their injuries, even if they do not have insurance. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and will see clients in the hospital or at their home if necessary to review over any questions they may have related to motorcycle accident law. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our clients pay no legal fees unless and until we obtain a recovery in their favor.
Pursuing Justice Throughout California
Many factors can cause or contribute to motorcycle accidents, causing severe personal injury or wrongful death. As an attorney with over 30 years of experience representing injured plaintiffs in motor vehicle accidents, Mauro Fiore, Jr. knows how to properly investigate a motorcycle accident and how to vigorously pursue justice against negligent defendants and their insurance companies.
While fatal or serious injuries are common for many who have been involved in a motorcycle accident, laws are in place to protect citizens and help them gain rightful damage awards due to accident injuries. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include driver error, rider error, road defects, and road repair and construction.
Driver error causing accidents
Negligence or reckless driving of a car or truck may force a nearby motorcycle off the road or into a skid, causing a single-motorcycle accident. A Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney knows that when an accident is caused by another vehicle without an actual collision, it is often difficult to prove that another vehicle was at fault, especially if the driver did not stop and there are no witnesses. Drivers should take special care when navigating around motorcycles, being cognizant of the handling limitations of a motorcycle and the vulnerability of its rider.
Rider error causing personal injury
Motorcyclists must obey all rules of the road that apply to cars and other motor vehicles. If a rider’s negligence contributes to an accident or increases the seriousness of injuries (by not wearing a helmet, for example), then the injured rider may still sue the other negligent party, but any recovery will be discounted by the percentage of fault attributed to the rider. This is the doctrine of comparative negligence under California personal injury law.
Road defects result in collision
The mountains, valleys, and coasts of Southern California pose significant challenges for road designers, engineers, and construction crews. Steep grades and sharp curves can cause a motorcycle to lose control, causing serious injuries to the rider. If this happens, you should consult with a reliable motorcycle accident law firm.
A road that is improperly marked may also be considered defective. Roads with steep inclines, sharp twists and turns, or low visibility should be prominently marked. Likewise, roads that are susceptible to danger from weather conditions should also be labeled as dangerous.
Even long, flat stretches of road can be incorrectly constructed. The wrong materials or improper installation can create road defects that cannot be noticed by the average vehicle but are picked up by motorcycles due to their smaller wheel base and more sensitive handling. Examples of such defects include:
- Defective joint sealant
- Uneven pavement
Road repair and construction causing motorcycle accidents
New construction and road repair often create significant hazards for Los Angeles motorcyclists. Lane closures and construction zones may re-route traffic onto the shoulder, where debris and other obstacles can cause a motorcycle crash. Sand and other debris may blow onto the road from a nearby construction zone, going unnoticed by most vehicles but creating a significant change in the road surface for a motorcycle.
If the road itself is negligently maintained, an injured rider may be able to sue the government agency responsible. Private contractors and subcontractors hired to do the work may also be liable. Even where the construction zone was properly maintained, the motorcyclist still faces dangers from other drivers who do not heed the dangers inherent in construction zones by slowing down and driving with additional care.
Seek experienced legal representation
Los Angeles motorcycle accidents have unique issues of fact related to liability and negligence that may be unfamiliar to an attorney who does not regularly handle motorcycle cases. Mauro Fiore, Jr. has been pursuing justice for the injured in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving automobile and motorcycle accidents for over 30 years, resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident on the streets, roads, and highways of Southern California, contact The Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr. for a free consultation. You can reach us at (866) 262-3670 .