A motorcycle accident can dramatically change your life.
Motorcycle accidents in California are more common than one would think. Purchases of motorcycles are on the rise and so are motorcycle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), riders who survive may suffer permanent disability from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries causing quadriplegia or paraplegia, traumatic amputation of limbs, chronic pain syndromes and death.
A motorcycle accident has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries. NHTSA statistics show that motorcyclists are more than 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a collision. These accidents claim thousands of lives each year and the number of motorcyclist fatalities has increased over the years. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports the number of registered motorcycles on the nation’s roads has increased from fewer than 5 million to more than 8 million, resulting in an additional 1,500 riders a year being killed nationwide.
We understand the inherent dangers of being on the road with cars and trucks. The increasing popularity of motorcycle riding, especially in the warm southern California sunshine, means more riders are facing the risk of being involved in a serious or fatal crash. When an accident happens the motorcyclist is often the one who is wrongfully blamed. This is one reason an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is needed.
As your motorcycle accident attorney, we bring our riding experience, knowledge and perspective to each and every case to maximize our clients’ recovery. As a result, our personal injury lawyers understand the dynamics of tar snakes, counter steering, high-siding, tank slapping, lane splitting and many other areas that motorcycle riders regularly experience.
Motorcycle accident injuries can be painful, debilitating, and sometimes fatal. Dealing with doctors and insurance companies can be stressful for the victim and his or her loved ones. In this difficult time, you need an attorney who has experience dealing with insurance companies and who knows the tricks these companies play. Also, if your case goes to trial, you will want an attorney who has handled cases similar to yours before and who knows how to effectively present your case to a jury. We show the jury your internal injuries so they can understand the full extent of your suffering.
- Partner, Wilkie Cheong has ridden motorcycles for over 40 years and understands the thrill of riding and the inherent dangers.
- Attorney, Kyle Tracy has been an avid rider for over 25 years. As a victim in a bad motorcycle accident he understands how the rider can be unjustly blamed for the collision.
- For over 35 years, the lawyers at Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett have experience representing clients who have been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents.
- Partner, John Denove, was name Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles Trial Lawyer Association.
- For over 35 years, the attorneys at Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett have successfully represented clients in serious and catastrophic personal injury cases.
- We have authored numerous articles for the leading California Plaintiff publications
- We have lectured to attorneys throughout California
Motorcycle crashes victims are often immediately transported to an emergency room. The rider may not have the opportunity to explain what happened to the investigating police officer. The police officer is likely to obtain the facts of the accident from the other driver, the driver’s passenger, or witnesses who may not tell or know the complete story. The police investigation may be inaccurate and jeopardize the motorcyclist’s claim. Motorcycle crashes are almost never routine and are vigorously defended by insurance companies.
Victims of motorcycle crashes are entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering (past and future), and permanent injury or disfigurement. We represent persons injured in motorcycle accidents and those who have lost loved ones in these serious collisions.