Glendale Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Advocates for Riders    

California firm pursues full compensation for severe injuries    

Southern California’s weather and natural beauty gives motorcycle riders an ideal setting to experience the freedom of the open road. However, when a negligent motorist cuts you off, your life could be changed forever. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, Geragos Law Group in Glendale can provide the legal representation you need to help you hold the at-fault driver accountable. For more than 30 years, we have advocated for severely injured clients, helping them recover the full, fair compensation they deserve. If a careless driver has left you with serious injuries, we’re ready to fight for your rights.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents

When another vehicle strikes a motorcycle, it’s often because that driver wasn’t paying attention or simply didn’t exercise due care. Common factors in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Failing to check before making a turn or lane change
  • Crowding a motorcycle or attempting to share a lane
  • Running a red signal or stop sign
  • Driving under the influence

Motorcycle injuries also result from road obstructions, defects in poorly maintained roads, weather conditions and defective parts that cause a lapse in the bike’s performance.

Common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents

Because motorcycle riders are exposed, their bodies can suffer extreme trauma even in moderate speed crashes. Serious injuries suffered by bikers include:

  • Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis and other long-term problems
  • Multiple, displaced fractures
  • Skin lacerations sometimes referred to as “road rash”

Often, immediate medical treatment can be the difference between life and death, or between a serious injury and one that is catastrophic.

Steps to take after a motorcycle accident

If, in the wake of a motorcycle accident, you are conscious and able to act, you should do what you can to gather evidence at the scene. Cellphone photos showing the accident scene, damage to vehicles and injuries can be helpful for your legal case. You should call 911 and discuss the crash with police, asking them how you can get a copy of their report. Even if you don’t require urgent care, you should seek medical treatment and call a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

Compensation available to motorcycle accident victims

When motorcyclists are seriously injured, they depend heavily on the compensation they might receive from a negligent driver or another party that caused the crash. In addition to the repair or replacement of a damaged bike, our attorney fights for full, fair personal injury damages, which can include compensation for the following:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Present and future lost wages
  • Expenses related to a permanent disability
  • Physical pain
  • Mental suffering
  • Loss of quality of life       

Our team consults with medical professionals to ascertain the extent of your injuries and the effects that your accident will have on you in the short and long term. Then, we fight to hold responsible parties accountable.

Contact our experienced motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation

Geragos Law Group in Glendale provides aggressive personal injury representation for victims of motorcycle accidents in Southern California. To schedule a free consultation, call 213-652-2129 or contact our office online.