Beverly Hills Motorcyle Accident Lawyer
Beverly Hills is one of the most sought after cities and ZIP Codes not only in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area but the entire world.
This world-famous city is located 9 miles west of Downtown LA, bordered by Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, and the City of Los Angeles.
While the city itself is not known for being a primary motorcycle destination like the Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu are, Beverly Hills does see a tremendous amount of motorcycles on its streets every day.
Most of that is from people commuting to and from work and passing through on some of its busy city streets such as Santa Monica Blvd, Olympic Boulevard, and Coldwater Canyon.
Anytime motorcycles are sharing the road with a lot of other vehicles in traffic, the risk level of being on two wheels increases dramatically.
If you’ve been injured in a Beverly Hills motorcycle accident, contact The Law Office of Daniel Kim today. We are here to help.
Why Contact The Law Office Of Daniel Kim
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Beverly Hills, you’ll soon find that the aftermath can be just as stressful as the actual crash.
Dealing with insurance companies is never fun, but it’s even worse as you start to watch the medical bills pile up.
Obviously, the primary concern is getting the best medical care available and focusing on your health and recovery, but along with that, you need to start thinking about being made whole for your injuries, damages, financial losses, and pain-and-suffering.
And to do that you will need an expert attorney and legal team to help guide you through the tangled web that is personal injury law and insurance company bureaucracy.
The Law Offices of Daniel Kim are an aggressive law firm that are not intimidated by any of the major insurance companies. We deal with these companies daily and will fight for your rights to be compensated fairly.
Daniel Kim has well over 1000 remarkably positive reviews published on Facebook, Google, Yelp, and other sites online.
The biggest difference between us and other injury law firms is that we only deal with motor vehicle accidents, making us top-level experts in this field.
Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and when you call you will speak with an actual lawyer, not an assistant or phone screener.
Being injured whilst doing something you love such as riding a motorcycle can be life-shattering.
Let us help you get back on your feet and up on two wheels.
Call us today.
How Much Is My Motorcycle Settlement Worth
Many potential clients will want to know upfront how much money they could possibly get in a personal injury settlement, but unfortunately, there is no simple answer, especially at the beginning.
Sure there’s a way to calculate damages, but that comes a little later in the process when we have a better idea of the extent of your injuries, your financial losses, and have the evidence to prove it.
Main things to determine the value of a motorcycle accident case are:
Liability – determining who was at fault for the accident and proving the other driver was negligent.
Damages – the injuries and all other losses you have sustained because of this accident. The more severe the injury, the higher the compensation could be.
In our initial case review, Daniel Kim will tell you how he thinks you should proceed, help you get the necessary medical treatment, and also help manage your expectations.
We have your best interest at heart and will never take a lowball settlement offer just for a quick result.
Our goal is to get you the maximum amount of financial compensation available for your case.
Dealing With The Insurance Companies
Dealing with insurance companies is just the worst thing you can do, especially after being injured in a Beverly Hills motorcycle crash.
Insurance companies love to take your monthly or yearly policy payment but hope you will never get into an accident and need to actually use it.
Insurance adjusters are highly trained experts in trying to devalue what a case should be worth, and will do everything they can to find their policyholder not 100% at fault.
Trying to deal with them on your own is a major mistake, no matter whether it’s Allstate, Metromile, Liberty Mutual, Farmers, or any other company.
You will need a highly skilled injury attorney such as Daniel Kim to fight the insurance companies at their own game.
When you retain Daniel Kim you not only get our years of experience but also our ability to take the stress away from you as we deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.
We stand by your side to make sure you are fairly treated and get the settlement or verdict you deserve.
Common Causes For Beverly Hills Motorcycle Accidents
No matter who they are or where they’re from, one thing motorcycle enthusiasts have in common is their passion for riding.
Unfortunately anytime a motorcyclist is riding, they are at risk of being in an accident and suffering serious injuries.
There are an infinite amount of reasons why a motorcycle accident could occur, but some of the most common reasons include:
Speeding – driving at high and dangerous speeds are the number one cause of accidents on the road today.
Head-on collisions – overly aggressive driving and not paying attention can spell disaster for a motorcycle rider.
Lane splitting – this is when a motorcycle rides between the lanes and traffic. Although legal in California, this can be quite dangerous, especially if the writer is inexperienced or riding too fast.
Unsafe lane changes – motorcycle riders can be hard to see, especially at night or in California where lane splitting is legal. When a driver neglects to check their blind spots, over their shoulder or even signal, they could crash into a motorcyclist.
Car doors opening – when a driver or passenger opens their vehicle door without looking, they may not see a motorcycle coming and cause an accident. This is also known as “dooring.”
Hazardous roads – potholes, sharp turns, debris, cracks in the asphalt, and other hazards could make roads more dangerous than usual.
Drunk driving – driving under the influence or DUI is still a major cause of accidents even though thanks largely impart to rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, drink driving arrests have decreased slightly. Make no mistake, driving while intoxicated is both extremely dangerous and can land you in jail.
Rear-end accidents – this is common when a car brakes too fast and a motorcyclist does not have enough time to slow down and stop. This also happens in reverse when a motorcycle is coming to a stop and a car does not, crashing into the bike from behind and causing major damages and injuries for the rider.
Distracted driving – listening to music, checking text messages, daydreaming, etc. can be catastrophic. Pay attention and stay alert at all times.
Common Injuries From A Motorcycle Accident
The reality is that while riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, it is also extremely dangerous.
Wearing a helmet, protective clothing, obeying all road rules, and riding safely can help keep you out of harm’s way.
Regrettably, if you are riding a motorcycle and are struck by a motor vehicle such as a passenger car, SUV, or truck, you are more than likely going to suffer injuries.
Common injuries motorcycle riders sustain an accident include:
Road rash – this happens when a motorcyclist is thrown from their bike or drops their motorcycle and slides across the pavement, scraping the skin raw.
Neck and back injuries – disc problems, whiplash, neck sprain, and spinal cord trauma are all commonly reported after a motorcycle crash. Spinal cord injuries in particular are of great concern and can cause paralysis in the worst cases.
Head injury – this is probably the most common injury from a motorcycle accident, especially when a rider is not wearing a helmet. Concussion, traumatic brain injury, brain bleed, and brain swelling are all common.
Death – unfortunately the reality is that given the unprotected nature of being in the open and on two wheels, riding a motorcycle is a dangerous activity. There is a reason why medical professionals nickname motorcyclists “organ donors.” If a family member or loved one has been killed as a result of a motorcycle crash in Beverly Hills, we may be able to help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.
No matter what, if you have been involved in any type of motorcycle accident, see a doctor immediately to be fully assessed and treated.
This may not just keep you alive, but it also could help prove your case.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Due to its fantastic climate, scenic roadways, and laid-back lifestyle, California has more motorcycles on the road than any other state in the nation.
Because of this, the state also has some of the most reported accidents involving injuries and fatalities.
In Los Angeles in 2015, there were 2,123 motorcyclists injured or killed in a motor vehicle involved accident. Motorcycle riders were involved in approximately 3% of all report car accidents.
Most Dangerous Roads In Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills may not have direct freeway access, but it does have major arterial roads passing through it, especially in the East/West directions.
Some of these include:
- Sunset Boulevard.
- Santa Monica Blvd.
- Olympic Boulevard.
- Pico Blvd.
- Wilshire Blvd.
- Burton Way.
- Robertson Blvd.
- Roxbury Drive
- Benedict Canyon drive
- Beverly Glen Blvd