Motorcycle Accident InjuriesThere are over 4 million motorcycles registered in the United States. The popularity of this mode of transportation is attributed to the low initial cost of a motorcycle, its use as a pleasure vehicle and, for some models, the good fuel efficiency.
Motorcycle fatalities represent approximately five percent of all highway fatalities each year, yet motorcycles represent just two percent of all registered vehicles in the United States.
One of the main reasons motorcyclists are killed in crashes is because the motorcycle itself provides virtually no protection in a crash. For example, approximately 80 percent of reported motor- cycle crashes result in injury or death; a comparable figure for automobiles is about 20 percent.
An automobile has more weight and bulk than a motorcycle. It has door beams and a roof to provide some measure of protection from impact or rollover. It has cushioning and airbags to soften impact and safety belts to hold passengers in their seats. It has windshield washers and wipers to assist visibility in the rain and snow.
An automobile has more stability because it's on four wheels, and because of its size, it is easier to see. A motorcycle suffers in comparison when considering vehicle characteristics that directly contribute to occupant safety. What a motorcycle sacrifices in weight, bulk, and other crashworthiness characteristics is somewhat offset by its agility, maneuverability, ability to stop quickly, and ability to swerve quickly when necessary.
Still, these “advantages” hardly seem as such for a motorcycle rider when in the midst of that pivotal moment before a crash, and statistics are not friendly to riders in the event of a collision. With as high as the reports are for injured motorcyclists in the event of a crash, in addition to the severity of the injuries that can be sustained by the rider, quality legal counsel should be of the utmost concern when seeking representation following your accident, no matter what the circumstances may be.
Bobby Saadian, Esq.’s offices at Wilshire Law Firm offer the motorcyclists of California the type of legal assistance they require in such a trying time, following an accident where one has incurred an injury. We go to every end to not only see that monetary benefit is maximized for our clients, but that the interim period is as comfortable as possible while we sort it out.
We assist with replacement of protective riding gear, including jackets and helmets, as well as covering the cost of your medical bills in anticipation of pursuing damages from those involved in the accident that injured you.
"This is the lawyer you want on your side if you ever get into a motorcycle accident."
- George Cantu, Los Angeles Motorcyclist
"Mr. Saadian took over my case when nobody else would step up to the plate to represent me. Both the police and driver of the other involved car placed me at fault for the accident, but Mr. Saadian was able to recover the maximum amount available under my insurance policy for me."
- Anthony Rush, Motorcyclist
"Bobby's the man. He won me more than even I had expected, and considering the details of my accident, I was expecting a lot!!! He outdid my every expectation."
- Marlon Williams, Motorcyclist