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Motorcycle riding around Reseda has its’ appeal for many. It’s a way to engage in an enjoyable activity, take advantage of the pleasant weather, and avoid the hassle of endless gridlock or searching for a parking space big enough. However, when a motorcycle accident happens your enjoyment can quickly turn to pain and confusion. The experienced Reseda motorcycle lawyers at Walch Law are here to put your mind at ease, answer your questions, and explain the process of getting compensation for your injuries. Robert and Gary have over 45 years of experience fighting to get clients like you the money you deserve and have a 95+% success rate. Call us today to get started!

Reseda Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are at high risk of accidents in and around Reseda. The city’s roads and the massive 101 and 405 nearby and constantly full of drivers engaging in bad behavior and forgetting they share the roads and actively watch for smaller motorcycles. Motorcycle accidents can result from:

  • Distracted driving
  • Poorly maintained roads
  • Speeding
  • Illegal or unsafe lane changes
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failing to check mirrors
  • Failure to yield
  • Vehicles entering main roads without checking for approaching motorcycles
  • “Dooring,” or opening the door of a vehicle into an approaching rider without looking

Any Reseda motorcyclist involved in an accident is at greater than average risk for catastrophic injuries or death. A man was killed on a motorcycle in a hit-and-run accident at Vanowen Street and Tampa Avenue. The relative lack of protection for riders – even those wearing proper protective gear – and the size difference between motorcycles and motor vehicles make all accidents serious. Riders lucky enough to live can face injuries including:

These injuries can rack up astronomical medical bills and have a lifetime effect on the rider and their life.

Winning a Reseda Motorcycle Accident Case

After being injured in a motorcycle accident, most victims seek compensation by first filing a claim against the at-fault party’s automobile insurance company. A skilled Reseda personal injury attorney can handle communications and negotiations with insurers on your behalf to try and get the maximum possible offer for your injuries. However, when a fair settlement can’t be reached or the party responsible is not a motorist – for example:

  • The government charged with maintaining the roads
  • An automobile or motorcycle manufacturer
  • A repair shop that performed negligent work

it becomes necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit in court seeking compensation from the responsible party for your injuries.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Depending on your situation, you will file either a personal injury or a wrongful death lawsuit for damages. Though nothing will undo the trauma you’ve experienced or the loss you’ve suffered, if your personal injury case is successful you may be entitled to compensatory damages for personal injuries including:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost wages
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Pain and suffering

If a Reseda motorcycle accident resulted in your loved one’s death, you may file a wrongful death suit for financial harms you’ve suffered as a result of the death and the value of lost companionship, love, and support in the household. You may also be entitled to damages for funeral expenses or burial costs.

What to Do After an Accident

Motorcycle accidents can be incredibly traumatic; however, it’s critical you take a few simple steps to document your accident, care for your health, strengthen your case for recovery, and not make damaging admissions.

  • Call 911 right away if anyone is injured or property is damaged
  • Notify law enforcement and cooperate with responding officers
  • Get a copy of the accident report from the police or your insurance company
  • Notify your insurance company
  • Do not apologize, admit fault, comment about whether or not you were injured, make recorded statements, or say things such as “I’m fine.”
  • Seek immediate medical treatment even if you believe you weren’t hurt
  • Take photographs of the scene, the vehicles, and your injuries, any evidence of fault such as skid marks, and traffic control devices such as stop signs
  • Get the information of everyone involved in the crash, witnesses, and the responding officers
  • Contact an experienced Reseda motorcycle accident lawyer
Get Started Today!

It’s important you move quickly to protect your rights and your case for recovery after a traumatic motorcycle accident. If you don’t think you can afford to hire a personal injury lawyer, we’re here to tell you that all cases at Walch Law are taken on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing until we win your case and you get paid. When you call today to schedule your free, no obligation consultation we will answer your questions, explain the process, and get started so you can get the money you deserve as quickly as possible.

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You guys did a great job in settling my case! Hope you all do well and prosper. Thank you for a job well done. Jackie C.
We had two prior attorneys who were unable to settle our car accident case. We then hired Gary and Robert Walch and they not only got us both great settlements, but personally spent time with us explaining everything clearly. We couldn't be happier. Thank you! A.M. and M.A.
Dear Gary, I just want to thank you for working so hard on my case! I know at times we were a bit difficult, but you did a great job. I thank you and your son for good results. I will pass your number on to any one that I run across who may need a PI attorney! I send you warm regards. Julie B.
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