Motorcycle Accident Injuries: Get Answers

A motorcycle accident is often a catastrophic and traumatic event for an injured rider and his or her family. In some cases, the assistance of an experienced litigation attorney is invaluable.

Motorcycle injuries can occur in numerous ways. The majority of motorcycle accidents are preventable, with many of them caused by the negligence of a motorist other than the injured or deceased rider.

What Should I Do After An Accident?

Do not

  1. Panic. Being in an accident is a horrible experience, but help is available. Take a deep breath and focus on completing the DO items.
  2. Talk openly at the scene. Be careful about what you say. It is possible to damage your case by making a statement like, “I’m fine” or “I’m OK.”
  3. Talk to neighbors about the case. Insurance investigators are trained to look for discrepancies in a story. Their job is to deny or minimize your claim.
  4. Leave an accident scene. Unless there is a medical emergency, collect information if you are able, and wait for police to arrive.


  1. Collect evidence & info. Get photos of the accident and injuries (mobile phone photos are fine). Get names and insurance info from all drivers involved. Obtain contact info from any witnesses.
  2. Call your insurance company. Reporting the accident to your insurance agent is extremely important to your case.
  3. Get legal help. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal options.
  4. Obtain medical care. If you or a loved one was hurt, make sure to get proper medical treatment right away.

Seeking Full Compensation For Motorcycle Injuries

During a motorcycle accident, the rider’s body is susceptible to many types of serious injuries:

  • Amputation injuries: Amputation can involve the loss of an arm, leg, hand or digit during the accident itself or as a necessary surgical operation as a result of the injury.
  • Head and brain injuries: Impact to the head can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other serious problems.
  • Back and spinal cord injuries: This category can include spinal compression fractures, broken vertebra, paraplegia or quadriplegia, neck injuries, cervical and lumbar herniations, disc injuries, nerve damage, whiplash injuries and more.
  • Burn injuries: Collision-related explosions and fires can easily result in life-changing burns on body parts.
  • Broken bones: Bone fractures may be categorized as simple, complex, comminuted or avulsion. Common types of breaks affect arms, hands, legs, feet, ribs and other areas.
  • Soft tissue injuries: A motorcycle accident can cause significant injury to internal organs and body structures. These injuries may not be visible at first.
  • Abrasions and lacerations: Cuts, scrapes and lacerations can occur from contact with glass, roads and other objects and surfaces.

If you or a family member sustained an injury, or a loved one was killed by a negligent driver, you can seek compensation with the help of an attorney. Choose representation from a lawyer with extensive motorcycle accident experience. Choose Scott J. Corwin.

How do motorcycle accidents happen?

Many motorcycle injuries can be chalked up to inattention and distraction. Common causes include:

  • Drivers who are speeding or driving recklessly.
  • Distracted driving involving the use of a phone or mobile device (like texting or using mobile apps), looking for an address, grooming, eating or adjusting music.
  • Motorists not obeying stop signs, yield signs or traffic signals.
  • Intoxication and impairment involving alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription drugs.

In some situations, the party at fault is not an individual driver. The liable party may be a municipality that failed to keep a street or road safe. Or it may be the manufacturer of a motorcycle or auto part that failed at a pivotal moment.

Recent Motorcycle Accident Settlements

$2,300,000 for off-duty police officer disabled after being sideswiped on his bike.

$1,250,000 for a USC student injured on his Suzuki.

$312,000 for a 50-year-old victim with multiple injuries


What Does A Lawyer Do Exactly?

What About Fees, Justice And Insurance?

Q. How much will it cost to hire a lawyer?

A. Nothing, until we obtain compensation for you. Our firm is paid only when there is a settlement or verdict in our client’s favor. Since personal injury attorneys are typically paid by the insurance company, you do not have to worry about writing a check. Our firm offers a free injury consultation. MORE

Q. Will my insurance company hold the negligent driver accountable?

A. Probably. In certain less-common situations – hit and run accidents, phantom accidents, and accidents involving uninsured or underinsured parties, for example – a claim is filed against your own insurance policy. MORE

Q. Is my insurance enough?

A. Your insurance policy should cover you for all injuries, but that often doesn’t happen. Profit-driven insurance companies never want to pay you the full amount for all your losses and expenses. That’s why an experienced advocate can be so important.

More answers to insurance and frequently asked questions

What Our Clients Tell Us

“Scott and his team are the absolute best at what they do, he did an outstanding job at getting me the necessary medical attention and compensation needed for my injuries, from being hit on my motorcycle, I highly recommend Scott if you are needing professional legal representation.”

Reviewing: Motorcycle Accident Legal Services
Date published: 08/18/2017
Rating: 5 / 5


Personal Attention and Strong Representation

As your attorney, Scott J. Corwin will give you the personal attention you need. Your motorcycle injury case will never be passed off to a less-experienced associate. Mr. Corwin will listen to your story, explain your options and then work diligently to obtain maximum compensation to help you recover from your injuries and secure your future.

Consult An L.A. Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

Scott Corwin is one of fewer than 700 attorneys in the U.S. who are part of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Equipped with more than 25 years of experience, he has successfully handled more than 3,000 injury cases and obtained financial recoveries totaling more than $125 million. Call 866-477-1011 now for your FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION.