As licensed motorcycle riders, we understand the risks and hazards you face on the road. Whether another driver was not attentive or there were roadway hazards which should not have been there, the smaller size and relative lack of protection puts you at a disadvantage while on a motorcycle. Our lawyers understand both the common problems and the unusual situations that put you at risk on the road.
The Law Offices of Rice & Bloomfield represents clients throughout Southern California who have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We represent people injured by careless or drunk drivers, hit and run incidents, uninsured or underinsured drivers, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing. We also represent people injured in accidents, collisions, or crashes resulting from defective products or designs in motorcycles.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Crashes
Motorcycle riders who are hit by a car often suffer severe and life altering injuries as a result of the collision. Common injuries from these accidents include:
- Head and neck injury
- Nerve or spinal cord damage leading to paralysis
- Broken or dislocated a bones or limbs
- Severe lacerations, bruising, or “road rash”
- Traumatic brain injuries
Although sometimes these injuries may be temporary, they often carry long-term effects. Victims may suffer permanent disability from amputations or paralysis and be unable to return to work in the same capacity as they previously did. They may also endure mental and physical pain and suffering causing a loss of enjoyment of life. Fortunately, the law allows those who have suffered injury to seek damages to help them recover and move forward from their accident.
Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in California?
If you are riding a motorcycle in California, you are legally required to wear a motorcycle helmet. The helmet must be compliant with U.S. DOT regulations. If you are caught not wearing a helmet, you could be fined up to $250 and/or have a year of probation. However, possibly a more serious problem, if you were injured in an accident while riding without a helmet, you could have trouble receiving compensation.
At the Law Offices of Rice & Bloomfield, we understand that after a crash, your goals are to get proper medical treatment, to have your medical bills paid by the person that caused your injuries, and to obtain proper compensation to recover. Our attorneys can help ensure that you do not suffer financially because of high medical bills, lost wages, and future treatment expenses.
Our years of experience in handling motorcycle accident cases and our legacy of results gives us deep insights into how to build a strong claim for compensation that fights for the damages you are owed. We start by discussing your situation, listening to your needs, and explaining your legal options. We will work with the insurance companies involved to make sure your case is handled quickly and appropriately.
If you or a family member have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas in Southern California, contact our firm online or call us at (818) 600-7966 to set up a Free consultation to discuss your legal options.
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