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Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents

How We Deliver Justice for Motorcyclists in LA

Have you gotten hurt in a motorcycle accident recently? You will need the experience of a personal injury attorney at Grey Law on your side.

Los Angeles is a prime location for riders – from our freeways to scenic routes. Unfortunately, when you’re driving near tractor-trailers or motor vehicles, even the slightest accident can lead to devastating consequences. If you’re looking for legal advice or information, we recommend reaching out to an accident injury attorney in Los Angeles.

This article answers additional questions you might have about motorcyclist accidents.

Are Motorcycle Accidents Common?

There are over 800,000 motorcycles registered in California, which is the highest in the nation. In 2018, Los Angeles County experienced 4,493 motorcyclist deaths because of an accident, whereas Orange County had only 1,346. At any rate, 80% of all motorcycle crashes result in injury or death each year.

Does A Motorcycle Claim Affect Car Insurance?

Motorcycle and car insurance are two completely different entities. If you have a motorcycle, you must get motorcycle insurance. Getting in an accident almost always causes your insurance rates to spike, which is why you should receive as much compensation as possible.

Can I Get Paid in A No-Contact Accident?

A “no contact” accident is when a motor vehicle and motorcycle never physically collide, but their interaction still led to the motorcyclist getting hurt. If this is what happened in your accident, you can prove that the driver’s actions led to this.

Do I Have a Legal Case?

To establish that you have a legal case, a motorcycle injury lawyer would tell you that you must be able to demonstrate that you have gotten hurt due to the negligence of another person. It might have occurred intentionally or intentionally. Whichever the reason, they can be liable for your injuries and property damage.

When Is It Best To Talk To Insurance Adjusters?

It is best to consult with a lawyer first before talking to your insurance company in the event of a severe injury. Insurance adjusters typically give claimants the lowest settlement to prevent them from furthering their legal case. That is why having the expertise of an injury lawyer for motorcycle accidents carries significant weight. We will protect your rights in and outside of court.

What Might My Case Be Worth?

David Grey, a reputable personal injury attorney for injured riders, would determine how much your case is worth by assessing:

  • The extent of your injuries (ex. concussion, fractures, burns, bruises)
  • Whether your injury has a long or short-term impact
  • Lost wages from taking extended time from work
  • Past and forthcoming medical expenses
  • Temporary disabilities
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Property damage
  • PTSD, emotional traumas

What Should I Bring To My First Consultation?

If this is your first time meeting with our law offices, there are several things you should bring for our initial meeting. It can help us get a broader view of your legal situation. It’s okay if you haven’t acquired all the information below! We can still provide you with the best legal advice.

  • Photographic evidence of the scene of the accident, motorcycle damages, and injuries
  • Names, phone numbers, and detailed information of witnesses
  • Names, phone numbers, insurance information, license number, license plate number, year, and make of the car from the opposing driver(s)
  • Your insurance company’s contact information
  • Hospital records, discharge reports, treatment plans
  • Additional health records and information from medical providers
  • Property damage estimates of your motorcycle

How Long Will My Case Take?

How long your case will take to settle depends on the extent of your injuries, the situation surrounding your accident, and the other driver’s insurance. At Mann & Elias, your physical health comes first, so our motorcycle accident attorney in LA will wait until your essential medical treatment before we start negotiations. Most motorcycle injury cases settle within 3 to 9 months.

At Grey Law, the success of your case is our priority. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients to get back to what matters: healing and getting back to your life.

About Grey Law

“When it comes to getting you more, I won’t settle for less.” – David Grey

When you or a loved one gets injured due to negligence, carelessness, or wrongful acts of another person, David Grey is ready to help. We have 35+ years of experience and secured millions for our clients. From the time you retain our firm, we build your case. For a free case evaluation and consultation, reach out to us at (323) 857-9500 or email

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