Statistics show that each year in the U.S., there are 72.34 motorcycle related wrecks, per 100,000 registered motorcycles (Source.)
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Obviously, there are unreported crashes, such as those arising from unregistered bikes that are in accidents as well.
Glendale is an interesting place to ride, because it has many old, winding roads and byways like the 134, that really are unique to this city. Even an experienced rider will find certain elements of navigating this town on two wheels to be quite treacherous.
There are constantly stories of bad wrecks involving motorbikes in the local Glendale news. Even though the city, state and county is arguably immune from being sued for this crazy roadway design you may still have a case.
So even if it was a:
So in that case, you can still bring a claim against the government, for a single vehicle crash in many instances. Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC has also ridden the dangerous pathways in this town and it is no joke.
The biggest danger is passenger cars. Sometimes women putting on makeup start to veer off into your lane of travel, or it could be a law enforcement officer on his private cell phone not paying attention. Whatever the distraction is, it is real, and it can kill an unwary rider.
As riders and not just lawyers, we truly are the rider’s friend. All across Greater L.A., we are the champions of the little guy who is just out enjoying the thrill of riding.
Our mission is to hold the person or municipal corporation that caused your motorcycle crash accountable for what they caused.
Riding is not for the feint of heart. Riders are 30 times more likely to be killed or maimed in a crash, means that our firm is called upon often to aid fallen riders. Although not exactly daredevils, we ourselves are involved in charities.
Plus, we volunteer our time to wounded vets and hurt rider charities. As kindred spirits, we also fight like mad dogs on behalf of the survivors of riding mishaps. Our number is 888-400-9721. As demonstrated below, Ehline is the only clear choice when faced with a bad crash in Glendale.
As discussed, Glendale and West San Gabriel Valley are locations with heavy and often congested traffic on the freeways and neighborhood streets.
When you have been involved in a motorcycle crash, there are some steps that can be taken to help protect your rights, including:
Provide your attorney with any information. If you have any information from the accident scene turn it over. This info you give your lawyer can include:
Often motorcycle insurance claims can be resolved through negotiation or mediation with the insurance companies themselves. After all, we want to avoid the need to go to trial.
In the event a beneficial settlement cannot be made on behalf of the injured victim, then your representative will attempt determine all the parties that should pay you. Next, we turn up the heat.
It is pointless to have a huge verdict, when the defendant has no way to even pay you. Agreed? If there is more than one defendant, there is more money on the table, in almost every case.
Also, there are some thing that our opponents know about us already.
When hiring a firm, or solo practitioner, it is important to do it as soon as you are out of the hospital. At the very least, you must be lucid enough to pick up the telephone.
Plus, if you blow the statute, you’re out of luck. For this reason, it is crucial to retain the services of a highly aggressive lawyer as soon as possible. So that way your legal documents can be filed before the limited time under the “statute” runs out.
Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC has the technical and procedural skills. So this means we have the know how to guide a motorcycle insurance or court claim to ultimate victory.
Glendale motorcycle wrecks deserve only the very best legal help. That is what you get with ELFPI. Do or die, we make it happen.
Through a negotiated settlement, arbitration or court award the individual that has been hurt in a motorcycle incident can be compensated for:
If the fallen rider suffered fatal injuries, the family of the victim may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. The wrongful death lawsuit will help the family to recover for their losses; These can include the loss of financial support, loss of companionship and other losses.
In some cases, the victim’s estate may be able to file a legal action to recover compensation on behalf of the victim’s heirs.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, our Glendale advocates are here to act on your behalf right this instant. We can be reached toll-free at (888) 400 -9721 and anxiously await your call.
Sources: Interview With Harry Hurt: http://www.soundrider.com/archive/safety-skills/harry_hurt_interview.aspx “MAIDS Report”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAIDS_report Glendale City Incidence Reports: