Motorcycle Accidents in California
It’s that time of year again—when the warm Cali sun on your face and promise of adventure are calling for a road trip. And there is nothing like a road trip when you’re riding a motorcycle.
Whether you’re riding a chopper or a cruiser, a Harley or a BMW, there is nothing like the feeling of the warm wind on your face as you cruise along the Southern California roads, east on the Sunset Strip or up the 101 to the Hollywood Hills.
As freeing as it is to travel by motorcycle across the beautiful Southern California landscape, motorcycle accidents happen, and happen frequently. In 2013, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents.
It’s also more likely that you as a motorcyclist will be injured in an accident. Motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in an incident and 26 times more likely to be killed in an accident than car occupants.
Los Angeles and Hollywood
It can be difficult to share the road with cars, trucks, and semis. Hollywood, a beautiful place to live and ride, is also a highly populated area, elevating the chance of being involved in an accident on Santa Monica Boulevard or the Hollywood Freeway. In fact, more than half of motorcycle-related fatalities occur in urban areas.
The freedom that the motorcycle offers often leads to more injury for the motorcyclist. Motorcyclists are involved in all types of accidents including head-on collisions and can be rear-ended or broadsided by another vehicle, often with the motorcyclist being ejected from their bike.
Even when all the proper precautions are taken, the rules of the road are followed, and the correct gear is worn, injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident are all too likely.
As a motorcyclist, you could be one of the 88,000 injured in an accident. These accidents lead to a number of injuries and even death. Recovering from the injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident takes time, money, and effort.
All too often, when you’re involved in motorcycle accident, a trip to the hospital is necessary. After being released from Hollywood Community or another local hospital, physical therapy is frequently a necessary step on the road to recovery. Depending on how severe your injuries are, physical therapy can be a long and difficult process that could take weeks to months of your time.
With certain injuries—spinal injuries in particular—physical therapy or chiropractic treatment becomes an inescapable requirement for the rest of your life to help you manage the pain of the injuries you suffered.
The physical injuries and recovery associated with those injuries are not the only thing you have to deal with after being injured in a motorcycle accident. You must also face the expense associated with a trip in the ambulance, a hospital stay, x-rays and MRIs, prescriptions, chiropractic and physical therapy bills.
Even if you have motorcycle insurance that allows you to file a claim, the insurance company can take a long time to determine fault and settlement amounts. Regrettably, this delay can mean you are forced to shoulder the medical expenses.
Medical expenses due to a motorcycle accident are extremely expensive and can range anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 or higher depending on your type of injuries and the gear you were wearing at the time of the accident.
Paying for these expenses out-of-pocket can be especially difficult if you are forced to take a leave of absence from your job and are unable to pay for your rent, food, and other necessities, let alone your medical bills.
All of this leaves you feeling stressed and anxious on top of the burden of physical and mental recovery. If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident by another driver or biker’s negligence, there is someone who can help you. Once the aftermath of the crash has cleared and you are wondering what the next step is, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm.
The motorcycle attorney Benjamin Drake is just that—motorcycle attorney. Our team is highly qualified in getting motorcycle enthusiasts the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Our team of legal experts have handled various types of motorcycle accident cases with success involving injuries, from road rash, to broken bones, to head injuries and fatalities.
Our team knows the ins and outs to help you recover financially while you focus on recovering physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our team is experienced in dealing with the insurance companies and know how to work with insurance adjusters to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries so that you don’t have to spend hours on the phone with the insurance company.
Personal Injury Attorney
The team at Drake Law Firm are particularly suited to handle your case because they know the Hollywood area. They have driven on the same roads you have. They know how sharp the turn is at Edwards Corner on the Mulholland Highway because they’ve driven it.
They have experience with how congested and dangerous the traffic is on the Hollywood Freeway. You can rest easy and focus on your recovery knowing that you are in the capable hands of your local personal injury attorneys.
Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
Benjamin Drake understands that this is a stressful and difficult time for you. Our team understands that you have questions and concerns regarding this process. That’s why one of the tenets of our firm is personal service. We make sure you can reach us at any time to discuss your questions and concerns regarding this process so that you can focus solely on recuperating.
We will focus on winning you the settlement you deserve. Being injured in a motorcycle accident and the subsequent recovery is a difficult process, one that the motorcycle accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm can help you through.
We’ll take care of your financial recovery while you take care of your physical, mental, and emotional recovery. With help from the attorneys at Drake Law Firm, you’ll be back on your beloved bike and out on the open road before you know it.