Motorcycle accidents are a sobering fact that motorcyclists must keep in mind as they ride the roads of California in cities such as Manhattan Beach, Rancho Mirage, and Tarzana. No matter how careful a motorcyclist, accidents still occur and a car accident lawyer is no substitute for a biker’s firm. The primary cause is the negligence of an automobile driver who fails to notice the biker. Fortunately, there is some information the motorcyclist can keep in mind before and after an accident to help get through the situation more smoothly and with fewer losses.
Injuries from motorcycle accidents should always be taken seriously, particularly in an accident with an automobile. Even seemingly minor injuries can later turn deadly. It is important for the motorcyclist to understand how injuries after accidents can be deceiving; this information may save their life. Some of the most serious injuries are the most difficult to diagnose externally and on the scene: head, neck, spine, back, and internal injuries. First-responders to the scene aren’t necessarily equipped to evaluate internal injuries. Most people don’t’ realize that tricky diagnoses should really be done in a hospital setting with proper equipment and specialists. Instead, they assume that all medical personnel are experts. This mistaken information can often lead to injuries that worsen at home where the victim might have neither assistance nor transportation to go back to a hospital.
Another misconception that many people have is that their insurance company, or that of the other party, will always do what is best for the victim. Most insurance companies, no matter what side has hired them, have their own bottom line in mind. When it comes time for expensive testing for the victim or repairs for the motorcycle, insurance companies may balk or refuse. One may believe that what the insurance companies initially say is the final word. However, hiring a motorcycle accident attorney can help facilitate the process of receiving all of the help the victim needs. A motorcycle accident attorney will understand how the insurance companies work and relay that information to the victim. The victim certainly has a right to file a claim against a negligent party and expect a settlement that will cover all of their losses. The attorney can start the process for them and give them pertinent information throughout the event. An attorney and the proper information can help keep a motorcycle accident victim from being manipulated. To learn more contact Ehline Law Firm PC at 4223 Glencoe Ave, #A225 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 USA+310.295.2234.