Dedicated Long Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Ready To Serve You

Motorcycle accidents remain a major issue in Southern California. The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that approximately 13,000 motorcyclists are injured in crashes in the state each year. When a motorcyclist collides with another vehicle the resulting injuries and damages are almost always significant.

If you're here because you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident let us first say that we are sorry for the pain and suffering that you're likely experiencing.

The mission of The Beliz Law Firm, P.C. is to be there for you during this time and fight to get you the compensation that you need to heal and move on with your life.

Our Long Beach motorcycle accident attorney is a strong, effective advocate for injured victims. We are prepared to fight for your rights. If you or your family member was hurt in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles County, CA, please do not hesitate to contact our Long Beach law office today for a free consultation.

Case Spotlight

$6,015,000.00 Settlement Amount
Case type:

Motorcycle vs. Truck Accident

The Beliz Law Firm settled a case for a client that was involved with a motorcycle versus truck accident. The client was riding as a passenger on the back of a motorcycle. The motorcycle rider and the client were traveling along a single lane roadway in Orange County, California.

They entered a right turn lane when a driver in a work truck took a right turn through the turn lane from the single lane roadway and crashed into the motorcycle. The client suffered major physical body injuries that included fractures to the client’s ribs, shoulder, back, hip and ankle. The initial traffic collision report by law enforcement stated that the cause of the collision was due to the negligence of the motorcyclist.

The Beliz Law Firm was retained days after the collision. Investigators and experts were hired to determine the speed of the motorcycle and the positioning of the vehicles on the roadway. The Beliz Law Firm retained an orthopedic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, a plastic surgeon and a pain management doctor to deal with the client’s physical injuries and pains. After leaving the hospital, an in-home physical therapist was brought in to start the client’s road to recovery.

Eventually, the client gained the strength to present to an outpatient physical therapy program. The lawsuit against the truck company and motorcyclist was filed within ninety days of the collision. Depositions of the truck driver, motorcyclist, and witnesses showed negligence on the part of the trucking company. An animation video was produced that detailed how the collision took place. A Power Point presentation was made that showed every injury and surgery that the client received.

The case marched towards a trial date. Expert depositions were taken that revealed to the truck company the scope of the current and future medical needs of the client. The truck company requested mediation. After a full day of negotiating, all parties came to an agreement.

The Beliz Law Firm settled the client’s case for $6,015,000.00.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

 Motorcycle accident injuries vary widely. While some motorcyclists are thankfully able to escape wrecks with relatively minor injuries, that is certainly not always the case; many innocent motorcyclists suffer devastating, even catastrophic injuries in collisions. At The Beliz Law Firm, P.C., our Long Beach, CA motorcycle accident lawyer handles the full range of personal injury cases. Motorcycle accident injuries that our legal team can assist you with include:

  • Road rash;
  • Cuts/lacerations;
  • Biker’s arm;
  • Broken bones;
  • Internal injuries;
  • Facial injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Severe disfigurement;
  • Loss of limb;
  • Spinal cord injuries; and
  • Paralysis

How to Prove Liability in a California Motorcycle Accident Case

California is a fault-based motor vehicle liability jurisdiction. In order to hold a defendant responsible for a motorcycle accident, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s negligence played a role in contributing to the crash. Negligence is the failure to take adequate care. In most cases, motorcycle accident claims are brought against negligent drivers. Some of the most common examples of driver negligence include:

  • Speeding;
  • Tailgating;
  • Running red lights;
  • Running stop signs;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Unsafe lane changes;
  • Distracted or inattentive driving; and
  • Drunk driving or drugged driving.

In some cases, motorcycle accident claims can also be brought against defendants other than drivers. For example, a motorcycle manufacturer or a construction company working on a road may bear partial or total liability for a crash. If negligence is disputed or otherwise unclear in your motorcycle accident case, it is crucial that you get a strong legal advocate by your side. Contact our experienced Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Compensation Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims in California

If you or your family member was hurt in a motorcycle accident in Long Beach, CA, you need access to the maximum available financial relief. Compensation is generally tied directly to the victim’s damages. To get compensation, plaintiffs must present strong evidence that proves the value of their legal claim. Our top-rated Long Beach motorcycle crash legal practitioner has the skills and experience needed to help victims make a full and fair financial recovery. Money damages can be recovered for:

  • Motorcycle repair/replacement;
  • Emergency medical treatment;
  • All other medical expenses;
  • Future medical bills;
  • Rehabilitative care;
  • Lost wages;
  • Diminished earning capacity;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Scarring or disfigurement;
  • Long-term physical impairment; and
  • Wrongful death.

Contact Our Long Beach, CA Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

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If you’re ready to share your story with Long Beach motorcycle accident attorney Michael Beliz, please call us or contact our firm. If you prefer email we invite you to complete the short form at the bottom of this page.

We offer free, fully confidential initial legal consultations. Our compassionate Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyer will review your claim, explain your rights to you, and help you assess your legal options.

In addition to motorcycle accident claims, The Beliz Law Firm, P.C. also represents individuals dealing with a variety of injury claims including:

If you’re not ready to speak with Michael please continue reading to gain a more complete understanding hope your beagle rights and remedies following a motorcycle accident.

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Our Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyers get results for their clients. We’ve got experience working many types of motorcycle accident cases. Check out our results page for a small sample of cases we’ve settled or won for our clients.