A motorcycle brings a lot of responsibility and freedom. The fresh air, scenery, and thrill make riding a motorcycle a thrilling adventure. But that adventure ends when the rules of the road are not adhered to and respected. A motorcycle does not offer the same protection that other vehicles do. Motorcycle accidents impact the driver much harder and with more force. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, our motorcycle accident lawyer want to discuss a recent motorcycle accident in Los Angeles that ended in a fatality.
What happened in this Los Angeles motorcycle accident?
In August 2020, according to authorities, Keith Bella was riding his motorcycle northbound on De Soto Avenue. It appears that someone ran him off the road, leaving him to die. She is currently looking for witnesses who may have seen someone strike his motorcycle and offering a reward.
Motorcycle deaths are all too common in California. According to news reports, “Motorcycle deaths in California accounted for 15.1 percent of total motor vehicle deaths in 2016. That year, 566 motorcyclists were killed in the state — an 11 percent increase from 494 deaths in 2015, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. That doesn’t include the 14,400 motorcyclists injured.”
Also, due to impaired driving due to alcohol abuse, legalized marijuana, excessive speed, distracted driving, and new, faster bikes, injuries, and fatalities are on the rise. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve when you are in a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle Accidents Create Numerous Struggles
At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys find responsible parties acting irresponsibly that endanger motorcycles, especially when drivers are behind the wheel, ignoring motorcycles on the road.
The victim and family members of a motorcycle accident have to deal with problems such as:
- Emotional and physical trauma
- Unable to keep up with mortgage and rent payments
- Loss of stability in the home
- Getting other forms of transportation
- Unforeseen legal and medical bills
- Sudden unemployment
A motorcycle accident is usually debilitating and severe for the driver and passenger and rarely does insurance cover all of the damage. The bills quickly pile up, and being employed is a huge challenge. We want you to contact us as soon as possible to get you back on your feet and help you with the burden you are under.
Call us for a free consultation on your case
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by a driver’s careless and negligent actions in the Los Angeles area, please contact us immediately. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation services such as physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Psychological care