La Habra Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents are usually worse than car accidents. In fact, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries following a crash than occupants of passenger vehicles. If you’ve been injured in a crash, please contact Heidari Law Group, P.C. today. Our legal team of La Habra motorcycle accidents lawyers is ready to help you with your claim. Under California law, you might receive compensation for certain losses, and a lawyer is an excellent resource to have at your disposal throughout this process.

Why Motorcycle Accidents Happen

Few people hop on a motorcycle expecting to get injured. Yet, many hazards exist on the roads which can lead to a collision.

By far, negligent and reckless drivers are the largest cause of accidents. These motorists can collide with a motorcyclist because of:

  • Distraction
  • Chemical impairment
  • Fatigue
  • Carelessness
  • Failure to yield
  • Illegal passing
  • Following too closely
  • Driving too fast for conditions

Many motorists claim they can’t “see” a motorcyclist, especially on a highway where a bike might blend in with surrounding vehicles. Unsurprisingly, these drivers pull directly in front of a motorcycle and cause a devastating collision.

Other accidents stem from road defects, like potholes, poorly constructed shoulders, and construction debris. A motorcyclist going at high speeds can flip their bike and end up in an ambulance. Some accidents also stem from defects on the motorcycle, such as a manufacturing or design defect which causes you to lose control of your bike.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Injuries tend to be severe. A motorcyclist has no protection from a speeding vehicle. Furthermore, many motorcyclists are thrown into the road, where they can be run over by cars or hit other objects.

Some of the most serious injuries our clients suffer include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Fractured pelvis, skull, arms, or legs
  • Abrasions like road rash
  • Nerve damage injuries
  • Amputations
  • Catastrophic injuries

Helmets can reduce (but not completely eliminate) many head and brain injuries. However, even someone wearing a helmet could suffer a disabling injury, which is why prompt medical care is so vital to recovery.

Compensation for La Habra Motorcycle Accident Injuries

If your case has merit, we can make a claim for compensation to cover:

  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Motorcycle repairs
  • Lost income or wages (past and future)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Punitive damages

There are many considerations when determining how much compensation an accident victim can receive. Some factors include fault and the amount of insurance the defendant has. If you are partially to blame, your compensation is reduced by your proportion of fault.

Not all defendants have insurance. A motorist might be uninsured or not have enough coverage to pay for your sky-high medical bills. These and other facts can limit the financial recovery.

Deadlines for Suing

It is important to file a lawsuit in a timely manner. In California, you have two years from the date of the crash or the discovery of your injuries to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you go over this limit, you’ll lose the right to sue forever.

If you need to sue a municipality for a road defect, then different deadlines apply. In fact, you might have much less time, which is why it is critical to reach out to a La Habra motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Nearby Heidari Law Locations

Motorcycle Accident

Heidari Law Group (Buena Park Office)

17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614

tel: (949) 239-1020

fax: (949) 239-1021

Free Consultations with an Experienced La Habra Attorney

Heidari Law Group has distinguished itself with our commitment to our clients and the passion we bring to each and every case. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our firm today. We can analyze whether you can make a claim. If hired, we’ll fight for fair compensation. Schedule a free, no-risk consultation in English or Spanish to get the process started.