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Powerful Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Fighting for the Average Joe

If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run motorcycle incident, contact the best Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers today. Having an attorney from Arash Law, headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., can make all the difference in your case and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call (888) 488-1391 today for a free consultation.

Los Angeles, California, is one of the most unique cities in the United States. Colloquially known as L.A., this world city is home to approximately 3.8 million people. As the largest city in California and the second-largest in the entire country, Los Angeles is known around the world for its numerous attractions. Not only is L.A. the epicenter of the U.S. entertainment industry, but it also features stunning beaches and a diverse population.

Motorcyclists from all over the state love riding through the beautiful landscapes in and around Los Angeles. However, the freeway system in Los Angeles can be dangerous for both long-term residents and visitors. Motorcyclists can suffer serious bodily injury or death during motorcycle accidents. A single inattentive driver can injure a motorcyclist in a matter of seconds. Sometimes, motorcyclists are unable to avoid accidents that are caused by the negligent actions of other motorists.

Suffering personal injuries during a motorcycle accident can cause financial strain, psychological distress, and depression. Motorcyclists are often perceived as being reckless and dangerous, but they deserve the same courtesy and respect as all other motorists sharing roadways in and around Los Angeles County.
Our award-winning Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers at Arash Law can help you recover compensation for any damages sustained from a hit-and-run collision. Just one phone call separates you from the justice you deserve.
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Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles

A hit-and-run accident can cause accident victims to feel humiliated and angry. During a hit-and-run accident, a motorist abandons the injured victim at the accident scene before law enforcement or paramedics can arrive to render aid. Under California law, drivers who are parties to accidents have to stay at the accident scene and reach out to the authorities if someone suffers personal injuries.

In the vast majority of motorcycle accident cases, the motorcyclist is the party who suffers serious bodily injury. It is possible for a motorcyclist to experience even more severe symptoms if the other party abandons him or her at the accident scene. Sometimes motorcyclists lose consciousness and die after being left behind by the hit-and-run driver.

It can be frightening to know that your life was put in even more danger due to someone abandoning you at the accident scene. In this case, seeking good Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers is something you should prioritize, along with getting the medical help you need. Hiring a lawyer who cares for your well-being as much as your rights, you’re one step closer to achieving justice.

Criminal Law and Hit-and-Run Accidents

The California Vehicle Code sets forth the legal consequences a party can face for injuring a motorcyclist and then leaving the accident scene. Felony hit-and-run offenses are codified in California Vehicle Code Section 20001:
  • California Vehicle Code Section 20001. (a) The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than themself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004. (b) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a person who violates subdivision (a) shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine. (2) If the accident described in subdivision (a) results in death or permanent, serious injury, a person who violates subdivision (a) shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not less than 90 days nor more than one year, or by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine. However, the court, in the interests of justice and for reasons stated in the record, may reduce or eliminate the minimum imprisonment required by this paragraph. (3) In imposing the minimum fine required by this subdivision, the court shall take into consideration the defendant’s ability to pay the fine and, in the interests of justice and for reasons stated in the record, may reduce the amount of that minimum fine to less than the amount otherwise required by this subdivision. (c) A person who flees the scene of the crime after committing a violation of Section 191.5 of, or paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 192 of the Penal Code, upon conviction of any of those sections, in addition and consecutive to the punishment prescribed, shall be punished by an additional term of imprisonment of five years in the state prison. This additional term shall not be imposed unless the allegation is charged in the accusatory pleading and admitted by the defendant or found to be true by the trier of fact. The court shall not strike a finding that brings a person within the provisions of this subdivision or an allegation made pursuant to this subdivision. (d) As used in this section, “permanent, serious injury” means the loss or permanent impairment of function of a bodily member or organ. (Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 747, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 2008.)”

Misdemeanor hit-and-run accidents are codified in California Vehicle Code Section 20002:

  • California Vehicle Code Section 20002. (a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to any property, including vehicles, shall immediately stop the vehicle at the nearest location that will not impede traffic or otherwise jeopardize the safety of other motorists. Moving the vehicle in accordance with this subdivision does not affect the question of fault. The driver shall also immediately do either of the following: (1) Locate and notify the owner or person in charge of that property of the name and address of the driver and owner of the vehicle involved and, upon locating the driver of any other vehicle involved or the owner or person in charge of any damaged property, upon being requested, present their driver’s license, and vehicle registration, to the other driver, property owner, or person in charge of that property. The information presented shall include the current residence address of the driver and of the registered owner. If the registered owner of an involved vehicle is present at the scene, they shall also, upon request, present their driver’s license information, if available, or other valid identification to the other involved parties. (2) Leave in a conspicuous place on the vehicle or other property damaged a written notice giving the name and address of the driver and of the owner of the vehicle involved and a statement of the circumstances thereof and shall, without unnecessary delay, notify the police department of the city wherein the collision occurred or, if the collision occurred in unincorporated territory, the local headquarters of the Department of the California Highway Patrol. (b) Any person who parks a vehicle which, prior to the vehicle again being driven, becomes a runaway vehicle and is involved in an accident resulting in damage to any property, attended or unattended, shall comply with the requirements of this section relating to notification and reporting and shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalties of this section for failure to comply with the requirements. (c) Any person failing to comply with all the requirements of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine. (Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 825, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 2002.) (Source).”
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The Statute of Limitations for Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents in California

You cannot spend an excessive amount of time putting off bringing a civil lawsuit against a hit-and-run driver. The statute of limitations is a time bar that permits you to assert your legal claims only by a specific deadline. Our expert Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers know how to work within this deadline while ensuring all necessary documents, evidence, and witnesses are ready.
In California, injured victims have two years from the date of injury to bring a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. If you do not satisfy the statute of limitations time period, then you forfeit your right to hold the other party liable for your injuries. You must not wait longer than two years from the date of the incident to bring your legal claims.

Under the guidance of Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers, if you act promptly and gather medical records, documents, and other forms of evidence, you will be in a strong position when you file a civil lawsuit against the defendant.


Hit-and-Run Accidents: Startling Facts

California is a large state, both in terms of its geography and its population. The United States Department of Transportation reports that out of thirty counties across the country that had over fifty deadly hit-and-run accidents, ten of those counties were located in California. These statistics were recorded from 2014 to 2018. The following counties were named in the study:

  • San Joaquin County – 53 fatalities
  • Fresno County – 56 fatalities
  • Kern County – 57 fatalities
  • Santa Clara County – 66 fatalities
  • Orange County – 77 fatalities
  • Sacramento County – 85 fatalities
  • Riverside County – 98 fatalities
  • San Diego County – 119 fatalities
  • San Bernardino County – 129 fatalities
  • Los Angeles County – 473 fatalities

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety also conducts studies regarding traffic safety in the United States. In one study, hit-and-run accidents in the U.S. have risen over the past several years. The country has seen a sixty percent increase in deadly hit-and-run accidents during the past ten years. Over six hundred thousand hit-and-run accidents take place in the United States each year. The implications of this study suggest that all motorists must be vigilant while they are traveling on roads and highways in the United States.

Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents: Bodily Injuries

Motorcyclists are vulnerable during accidents and are more likely to suffer serious bodily injury or death during an accident. The sudden force of a collision can throw them off their motorcycle and onto the pavement. A motorcyclist may have no time to brace for the impact of a collision. The following are some of the most common types of injuries suffered during motorcycle accidents:

Injuries to internal organs

Motorcycle accidents often cause motorcyclists and their passengers to suffer internal organ damage and internal hemorrhaging. Sudden trauma from large objects and from sharp objects can cause these types of injuries. All injuries to an injured victim’s internal organs necessitate medical treatment.

Bone fractures

Motorcyclists often suffer bone fractures when they strike the concrete or pavement during an accident. Most motorcyclists drop the motorcycle during an accident, and their legs strike the pavement with enough force to cause a fracture.

Also, motorcyclists commonly suffer arm fractures and wrist fractures when they try to brace for impact with the palms of their hands. Pelvis fractures, shoulder injuries, and neck fractures are also common during motorcycle accidents.

Spinal cord injuries
A spinal cord injury can be devastating due to a victim losing their ability to walk. A motorcycle accident victim can suffer a temporary or permanent disability due to spinal cord injuries.
Psychological distress
Motorcycle accident victims may face depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder after surviving a motorcycle accident. The sense of fear that overwhelms some accident victims can cause them to lose the ability to enjoy hobbies and activities. Also, some accident victims experience relationship problems after an accident due to their traumatic experiences.
Traumatic brain injuries

Motorcyclists who wear protective headgear can still experience traumatic brain injuries. Contusions, concussions, and other types of head injuries can affect an accident victim’s cognition. Also, some motorcycle accident victims may suffer memory loss and depression due to a traumatic brain injury.

Road rash
Motorcyclists often suffer severe burns when their bodies slide across concrete and pavement. Many different factors can affect the severity of the road rash experienced by a motorcycle accident victim. Some individuals may experience first-degree burns, second-degree burns, and third-degree burns.

Unfortunately, many motorcycle accident victims experience catastrophic injuries that cause temporary or permanent disability. These accident victims must drastically change the way they live their lives. Some accident victims lose their ability to walk, and others may lose their ability to enjoy the hobbies and activities that make their lives enjoyable and satisfying.

Psychological distress, depression, and anxiety can affect accident victims for decades. This is where you’ll need a Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers. They will fearlessly advocate for your rights and ensure that you get the maximum compensation you need to recover from the damages you have.

How Lawyers for Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles Deal with Financial Compensation

It may be difficult to ascertain the value of any motorcycle accident case. You may have experienced severe bodily injuries such as amputations, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries. Your property damage and medical treatment will be relevant to the total damages amount you claim in your motorcycle accident case.

Every motorcycle accident case is unique, but you can obtain a general understanding of the types of damages that are claimed in motorcycle accident cases. The following are some of the most common types of damages in motorcycle accident cases:

Punitive damages
It is rare for courts to award punitive damages in motorcycle accident cases, typically because the responsible party remains unknown. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for egregious conduct. Also, punitive damages are designed to deter the defendant from committing the same conduct in the future.
Lost earnings
Many injured victims claim damages for lost earnings and lost future earnings. These damages include the time an injured victim had to stay home from work due to their injuries. An injured victim may have had to take a lower salary due to the physical or mental limitations caused by their injuries. Some accident victims may have reduced earning capacity due to their injuries. An individual may have earned a higher salary over a long period of time but will not earn a lower salary due to their injuries.
Medical bills
It is also necessary to seek financial compensation for physical therapy, hospitalizations, medications, and other medical bills. The amount of medical treatment an injured victim will receive in the future can also be claimed as damages. It is important to understand that reasonable medical bills are recoverable. If an injured victim pays for several experimental surgeries and procedures, then these may not be recoverable depending on the facts and circumstances of the case.
Property damage
Many motorcycle accident victims lose their motorcycles after suffering injuries during a motorcycle accident. If it is possible to repair a motorcycle, then these repair costs can be claimed as damages in a motorcycle accident case. Also, injured victims can claim lost or destroyed personal property as damages.
Motorcycle accidents that cause a victim to suffer catastrophic injuries will have higher damages amounts than motorcycle accidents that cause only minor injuries. Fatal motorcycle accidents will also have high damages amounts.
It is important to consider every aspect of a hit-and-run motorcycle accident case because seemingly insignificant facts can have an influence on the outcome of a case. Therefore, an insurance company may be more willing to settle if you present yourself as prepared and diligent while gathering your evidence.
Why Motorists Leave Injured Victims at the Scene of the Accident
Many drivers who flee the scene of a motorcycle accident are attempting to avoid arrest or civil liability. Also, some drivers abandon an injured motorcyclist at an accident scene out of anxiety about being responsible for the motorcyclist’s death. If a driver is intoxicated, they may leave the accident scene to avoid being charged with a criminal offense such as manslaughter. Other drivers may not have automobile liability insurance.

The circumstances surrounding hit-and-run accident cases can be complex and overwhelming. You could seek financial compensation for your injuries if you were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles.

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Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.

The Steps to Take After a Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident in Los Angeles

Taking the right steps after being involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident can make a difference in the outcome of any future motorcycle accident case. Injured victims should protect themselves and their legal rights after suffering injuries during a motorcycle accident.

Collecting evidence, identifying the responsible party and filing your legal claims before the statute of limitations expires will help you build a strong motorcycle accident case. Also, you need to consider retaining expert witnesses who can assess your injuries, your medical treatment, and the medical care you may need in the future due to your injuries.

The following are some steps you should take after suffering injuries during a motorcycle accident:
  • Gather evidence – You should collect as much evidence as possible regarding the motorcycle accident and your injuries. This evidence may include medical records, traffic collision reports, and photographs.
  • Listen to your physician – Insurance companies will determine if you are stuck with a treatment regimen recommended by your physician. It is possible that your inability to follow a treatment plan can be used to harm your motorcycle accident case.
  • Report the motorcycle accident – You should reach out to the insurance company that insured the party who caused the motorcycle accident. You should file a report as soon as possible after the motorcycle accident.
  • Seek medical treatment – You need to go to the doctor or to the hospital as soon as you are permitted to leave the scene of the motorcycle accident. The sooner you seek medical treatment, the stronger your motorcycle accident case will be. Even if you believe you do not have any serious injuries, it is possible that symptoms may not become noticeable until weeks or months after the date of the accident.
  • Photograph the accident scene – Photograph the accident scene, and take any pictures that you think may be relevant to your motorcycle accident case. Also, note any environmental conditions that may have contributed to the cause of the motorcycle accident.
  • Gather contact information – Collect the other party’s contact information and insurance information. Never admit liability, and do not speak about the cause of the accident.
  • Contact 911 – It is necessary to report hit-and-run motorcycle accidents in California. You should always request an ambulance if you suffer bodily injuries.
  • Take your motorcycle off of the road – If it is possible, you should move your motorcycle off of the roadway to reduce the likelihood of causing injuries to other motorists.
  • Stay in a protected area – You should stay close to the accident scene as long as you are not in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death. Also, you need to examine other people to determine if they suffered injuries during the motorcycle accident.
Insurance companies are interested in preserving their financial resources, and they will attempt to offer you low settlement amounts. Do not accept a low settlement amount simply because you would rather stop thinking about the motorcycle accident in which you suffered an injury.
Understanding the facts and circumstances of your case will give you a clearer idea of what constitutes a reasonable settlement offer in your case. By fighting for the settlement offer you deserve, you and your trusted Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers can maximize your financial recovery.

Why You Need to Retain Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles

It can be frustrating to seek out the person who abandoned you at the scene of a motorcycle accident. You may have to spend months recovering in the hospital. Also, you may risk losing your job because you cannot perform the job you had before you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident. Financial insecurity and unpaid medical bills can make you feel overwhelmed, humiliated, and depressed. You can seek financial compensation for your injuries, and you deserve to understand every aspect of your motorcycle accident case.
Experienced Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers will handle the complicated aspects of your motorcycle accident case while you recover from your injuries. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer can work with law enforcement officers and other officials who can investigate the hit-and-run motorcycle accident.

Other parties may have been involved in the motorcycle accident. It is important to determine who may have information regarding the details of the motorcycle accident case. You do not want to be blamed for causing the motorcycle accident, and a skilled motorcycle accident attorney can help protect you during this stressful time in your life.

Seeking financial compensation for your injuries takes time and effort. But it is important to be patient and realize every small step in your case will help you achieve positive results.

Knowledgeable hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers can provide you with all the detailed information you need to help you protect yourself as your case progresses. You want to stay calm, focused, and dedicated as the case goes forward. Trying to handle every aspect of a hit-and-run motorcycle accident case can make you feel as if it is impossible to pursue monetary compensation for your injuries. Do not be discouraged, and remember to focus on what you can do to improve and strengthen your hit-and-run motorcycle accident case.

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Contact Arash Law’s Top Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

Arash Law, founded by famous attorney Arash Khorsandi, Esq., helps injured victims seek financial compensation for their injuries. We have decades of experience representing clients in personal injury cases. We have recovered over $500 million for clients throughout California. We focus on your case, and we are not afraid to stand up to insurance companies and assert the rights of our clients.

Contact Arash Law, under the leadership of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., at (888) 488-1391 to schedule a free consultation. Our Los Angeles hit-and-run motorcycle accident attorneys serve the surrounding areas such as East Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Maywood, Walnut Park, Commerce, Bell, Glendale, South Pasadena, Monterey Park, South Gate, Cudahy, West Hollywood, Alhambra, Montebello, and Bell Gardens.

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