Motorcyclists are easily the most vulnerable California highway travelers mainly due to their limited safety features. Regardless of how skilled the rider, accidents are bound to happen because drivers in California are just too negligent to care about their surroundings. Victims of motorcycle accidents, should they survive, will undergo months if not years of healing and loss of income.
I’m Howard Craig Kornberg, a motorcycle crash lawyer with a solid track record of successful litigation against drivers and their insurers. My success rate in settling motorcycle accident claims speaks for itself, as many new clients have come to my office by word of mouth.
I’m Howard Craig Kornberg, a motorcycle crash lawyer with a solid track record of successful litigation against drivers and their insurers. My success rate in settling motorcycle accident claims speaks for itself, as many new clients have come to my office by word of mouth, from other lawyers, judges and past clients. Over 30 years I have achieved excellent results in over 99% of my cases.
Regardless of how many signs or commercials Californians view, there’s always a select group of inattentive drivers traveling our state’s many scenic roads. Whether they’re passing motorcyclists but not properly signaling or giving them enough room, or deliberately ramming into motorcyclists while they text their best friends, motorcyclists view other drivers as their biggest risk exclusive of skill level.
Passenger cars have seatbelts, airbags, steel frames, and an instrument panel to lessen the impact of auto accidents. Motorcycle riders have only their helmets, clothing, and quick reflexes to protect themselves from other drivers. It doesn’t amount to a whole lot. This is why many serious motorcycle accidents and in permanent injury or death.
As your Glendale motorcycle accident attorney, my job is to expedite and simplify the accident claims process. Not only do I help settle claims for what victims deserve, but I also help surviving family members pick up the pieces by fighting for additional compensation to help offset future income lost should the motorcyclist decease during the accident.
Just in 2015 alone, over 88,000 motorcyclists were injured across the United States, nearly 5,000 of those losing their life. Fatalities doubled from their 2014 figure, more than likely stemming from the growth of technology usage in cars. Paying a little closer attention may prevent many of these accidents, although data isn’t available to support this theory, common sense does.
Every day when motorcyclists hit the streets, they risk personal injuries. Not by their own admission, but because so many drivers failed to look both ways or are careless when changing lanes. Find a solution to ending driver negligence, and many motorcyclists’ lives will be spared.
The significance of the potential consequences a motorcyclist may face if they are involved in an accident on California’s roads cannot be overstated. According to research, if a motorcyclist is involved in a collision or similar accident, their odds of dying will be 29 times greater than the odds of someone involved in the same accident who is driving or riding in an enclosed vehicle. Once again, motorcycles simply lack many safety features that other vehicles offer. Motorcyclists are thus relatively likely to be thrown from their vehicles when accidents occur. This increases their chances of losing their lives or being seriously injured.
Even if you survive a motorcycle accident, you may struggle with various hardships in the aftermath of your collision. These can include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
You may be able to recover financial compensation for all of these losses by filing a claim to collect from the insurance of the negligent party who caused your accident. You also have the option of filing a lawsuit and pursuing damages in court if the negligent party or their insurer will not offer a fair settlement.
Strongly consider hiring an attorney at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg when taking legal action in the circumstances. The experts at our Glendale motorcycle accident law firm can help you by:
Conducting an investigation
Being injured in a motorcycle accident does not immediately guarantee that you will be able to recover compensation for your medical bills and related losses. To demonstrate that you deserve to be compensated you must provide evidence showing that your injuries resulted from the negligence of someone else.
Identifying the liable party responsible for compensating you and gathering evidence necessary to show that they were careless will typically require conducting a thorough investigation. This is a task requiring substantial professional experience and resources. Instead of attempting to investigate your accident on your own, hire a Glendale motorcycle accident lawyer to conduct an investigation on your behalf.
Calculating how much compensation you deserve
When you first file a claim with an insurance company, you may find that an insurer will attempt to deny your claim entirely. If they are unable to do so, they will likely respond to your claim by attempting to convince you to settle for less than your claim may be worth.
This is to be expected. Insurance companies are businesses. No business allows itself to lose money when doing so can be avoided.
This highlights another reason to hire a Glendale motorcycle accident lawyer. A legal professional can account for all your compensable losses when filing a claim. If an insurance company’s initial offers are unreasonably low, they can reject these offers and negotiate for a more appropriate settlement, or file a lawsuit and go to court to get you the money you deserve.
Allowing you to recover
The process of seeking compensation after a motorcycle accident in or around Glendale, California can involve a wide range of steps. This is not a process you need to burden yourself with. After your accident, your main priority should be to focus on your recovery. This will be easier to do when a lawyer is handling your claim or lawsuit.
I’ve built a successful practice based on trust and a results-driven approach to settling cases. Motorcyclists will have enough to worry about after being injured; why what I charge them for unfulfilled services? As the Glendale motorcycle accident attorney chosen by so many over the years, I’m confident in my ability to provide fair settlements for injured motorcyclists or survivors of decedents. Period.
My consultation costs nothing. When I take your case, it’s on the contingency that I will provide effective litigation of your claim and collect only when it settles. If I cannot help motorcyclists get compensated for their horrific experience, my services and efforts cost them nothing.