A motorcycle accident claim in Los Angeles can be very difficult to resolve for numerous reasons. One reason is the common misconception that the driver of the motorcycle was speeding at the time of the accident. This is likely due to the loud noise that motorcycle engines often make.
If you are involved in a motorcycle collision in Los Angeles, it is very important that you obtain non-biased witness information. If a witness is able to decipher between a loud motorcycle and a fast motorcycle, this will help your cause.
Another misconception some people have about motorcycle riders is that they are reckless and weave through traffic. While this may be true about some motorcyclists, as it is for some car and truck drivers as well, what matters is what the actual person was doing at the time of the accident. Motorcyclists do not have fewer rights than cars on the road and they should not be judged by this frequent misconception.
Our office recently successfully settled a motorcycle accident case in Reseda. We were able to use witness testimony that it was the car, and not the motorcycle rider, that was being reckless at the time. As we have learned from successfully handling motorcycle accident claims in Los Angeles, and its surrounding areas such as Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, etc., for over 30 years, witness information can prove invaluable in getting the best result possible for our clients.