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Motorcycle Accidents

El Segundo Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

 

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Attorney Sanford Jossen (above) has been riding motorcycles for more than 50 years.

 

Serving Los Angeles and the entire South Bay

Mr. Jossen has enjoyed riding motorcycles for over 50 years. Our firm takes a special interest in motorcycle accident cases, as motorcycle accident attorney Sanford Jossen is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, himself, and long-time Harley rider. He understands that a motorcycle operates differently on the road from other types of vehicles. Based on his experience, Mr. Jossen understands the special dynamics of motorcycle riding and has unique insight into motorcycle accidents. Several local motorcycle dealers and custom motorcycle shops in Los Angeles refer their clients who have suffered accidents to Mr. Jossen. Based in El Segundo, our firm serves clients in Los Angeles County, South Bay, and Orange County.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in El Segundo, California

The Law Offices of Sanford Jossen represents motorcyclists in personal injury claims arising from motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents are among the most serious accidents that can occur on California’s roads and freeways because drivers of other vehicles often fail to watch out for motorcyclists conducting legal maneuvers. Add our heavy traffic to the equation and motorcyclists face the significant risk of an accident and injury every time they get on their bikes, especially when car and truck drivers are not mindful of motorcyclists’ right to share the road. In addition to generally careless and unobservant driving, common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Motorists turning into a motorcyclist’s lane and violating his or her right-of-way
  • Motorists’ failure to yield to motorcyclists at freeway on and off ramps
  • Distracted driving, such as cell phone use and texting
  • Defective motorcycle components or mechanical issues
  • Poor or dangerous road conditions, such as potholes, debris, uneven pavement, and undivided highways

Unfortunately, motorcyclists are frequently accused of being unsafe, reckless drivers, making recovery from at-fault parties and insurance companies inordinately difficult in many situations. Studies have shown, however, that this assumption is often false. For example, the much referenced Hurt Report concluded that in collisions involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcyclist’s right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of the researched cases. Lawyers should be aware of these factors when handling claims.

As our client, you can be sure that we will work tirelessly to overcome the bias against motorcyclists, helping you to receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), broken or crushed bones, and burns, may require long-term medical treatment, and result in permanent disability, time off work, and lost quality of life. With over 35 years of personal injury experience on our side, we know what a case is worth, including present and future damages, and among personal injury lawyers, we are well-versed in the tactics and strategies that get results in settlement negotiations and trial.

Contact a motorcycle accident attorney in El Segundo

At the Law Offices of Sanford Jossen, we truly care that our clients receive compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Southern California, contact us online or call toll free at 866.862.6607 to schedule a free and informative case evaluation, and learn how personal, experienced legal counsel can aid in your recovery.