Los Angeles motorcyclists are typically safe, considerate riders who know the rules of the road. It’s usually only after a negligent driver makes a mistake that they’re injured in crashes. Sadly, motorcyclists are stigmatized, both on the road and by insurance companies. It’s an all-too-common story: a motorcyclist is injured, another driver was responsible, and the insurance company still offers the motorcyclist far less than they’re entitled to by law. In many cases, insurers deny claims altogether. If you’re a motorcyclist in Los Angeles, you should know that you have the right to compensation and to legal representation. At the Walter Clark Legal Group, we’re committed to standing up for the rights of motorcyclists.
Understanding the Damages You’re Owed After a Crash
When you’re injured by a reckless driver, you have the right to fair payment by insurance companies. That means you have the right to damages, such as:
- Medical expenses for ambulatory care, hospitalizations, emergency department treatment, ongoing doctor visits, physical therapy, and any other medical bills you face.
- Income you have lost and will lose because of your limited work capacity.
- Compensation for the property damage you’ve incurred.
- Compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain, suffering, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
To understand how much you’re truly owed, it helps to have the guidance of an experienced motorcycle attorney, especially if your crash just happened. Once you accept an insurance company’s offer, which you may receive weeks or days after the accident, you waive your right to further compensation. Let the Walter Clark Legal Group help you fight for the payment you deserve.
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If you’d like to learn more about your legal options, we encourage you to take the first step toward getting the compensation you’re owed and contact the Walter Clark Legal Group today. Simply fill out the form on this page to get started.
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