Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Helping California riders get justice
A motorcycle accident can be one of the most catastrophic types of motor vehicle accidents. Due to fact that motorcyclists are significantly less protected than automobile drivers, motorcyclists have a drastically higher incident of serious injuries as a result of accidents. If you experience a motorcycle accident, it can add extreme stress and turmoil to your life, health, and finances. Because of this, it is of the utmost importance that you contact an attorney as quickly as possible if you or a loved one experience a motorcycle accident. Heimberg Barr LLP has among the top motorcycle accident lawyers who will work tirelessly to help you through this difficult time.
What causes motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons:
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Inattentive driving
- Reckless driving or speeding
- Hazardous weather conditions
- Obstructions in the road
- Heavy traffic in roadways
- Defective parts in the motorcycle
- Low visibility to other drivers and more
In some cases, the motorcyclist himself may be at fault for the accident, but there are also innumerable outside sources of danger that can put the motorcyclist in harm’s way with no time to alter course.
Where a mechanical motorcycle defect or failure is suspected to have caused the accident, the manufacturer may be at fault. Heimberg Barr LLP can connect you with a top motorcycle accident attorney from our firm who can file a products liability claim on your behalf, holding manufacturers or other parties responsible for any faulty or defective parts.
Compensation for motorcycle accident victims
Motorcycle accidents can affect many aspects of your life. There is the obvious problem of property damage to the motorcycle, but far worse are the injuries and deaths caused by such incidents. If you are seriously injured, you will have large medical bills. In some cases, injuries sustained might even cause continuous medical expenses throughout your life or an extended period of time. These injuries might also result in loss of work time and subsequent loss of wages.
Whatever financial hardships you have experienced as well as physical and emotional suffering as a result of a motorcycle accident, you deserve to be compensated and have your expenses covered by the responsible party. If you or a loved one were injured, you deserve to be compensated for the medical bills, loss of wages and emotional trauma. We can’t undo the pain and suffering you’ve endured, but we can help bring justice to the at-fault party. Our team consists of among the best motorcycle accident lawyers, dedicated to fighting for you and your family and help bring normalcy back to your life.
Determining the responsible party
Our attorneys will work closely with you to compile the facts necessary to prove who was at fault in your motorcycle accident. This information comes from many sources including your account of the accident, witness statements, police reports, weather and road reports and medical records. There are four potential responsible parties that may be involved in your personal injury lawsuit including:
- Other driver or drivers. This is the most obvious responsible party but there may be other drivers responsible as in the case of rear end collisions and accidents involving illegal passing.
- Vehicle manufacturers. Vehicle manufacturers or equipment manufacturers can be held accountable if a defect caused the accident. For example, if a tire failed, both the motorcycle manufacturer and the manufacturer of the tire could be held responsible.
- Motorcycle dealerships. Product liability law allows the addition of the motorcycle dealership to the lawsuit if the accident was caused by a defect.
- Government entities. Road conditions may have caused or been a contributing factor to your accident. Road construction, uneven road surfaces, or unmarked road obstructions are some examples of government fault. It is difficult but not impossible to sue a government agency for this type of liability as they are protected to some extent by legislation. Navigating through these channels requires a veteran motorcycle accident lawyer familiar with the local laws.
Wrongful death motorcycle accident lawyers
Experiencing a motorcycle accident personally, or having a loved one go through the experience can cause great pain and suffering. If a loved one was involved in an accident and was killed, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. In these cases it is vitally important to file such a case as quickly as possible as there are very strict, complex time limits regarding filing wrongful death lawsuits. At Heimberg Barr LLP we truly understand the stress and hardship this brings to a family, and have expert wrongful death attorneys standing by who understand these laws extensively, and will work tirelessly to help make the process a little easier and work to gain you the compensation you and your family deserve.
Why Heimberg Barr LLP?
Dr. Steven Heimberg possesses a very rare and dangerous (for his opponents) background. He is a medical doctor as well as a lawyer. This allows him to recognize the full extent of medical issues resulting from injuries caused by motorcycles, uncover hidden facts, decipher complicated medical records, recruit top medical experts, and simplify and communicate the full impact of life altering injuries to juries so that they also understand and can award just damages.
Dr. Heimberg and his team of expert accident attorneys have decades of experience facing down insurance companies and their lawyers. They know the medical and legal issues inside and out and they know how to hold insurance companies accountable. They know what it takes to get insurance companies to do their job and pay claims that should be paid. That knowledge combines with a passionate commitment to justice and a rigorous work ethic to form the foundation on which Heimberg Barr LLP is built.
Experienced motorcycle accident attorneys
From working with insurance companies, to working with manufacturers, there are many issues involved in handling a motorcycle accident case. It’s important to know each of these fields inside and out, as they can be complicated and difficult at times. Heimberg Barr LLP is proud to have among the best motorcycle accident attorneys, working fiercely for our clients to help them get back on their feet. Hiring a top motorcycle accident lawyer can help put order into your life. To schedule a free consultation, contact us or call (213) 213-1500.