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Irvine Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Whether you were on your way from downtown Irvine to Newport Beach, or just enjoying a ride along PCH after a hard day of work, a motorcycle accident can change your life in an instant. Even with helmets and proper safety equipment, most motorcycle accident victims require extensive medical care and rehabilitation services for an extended period of time, and possibly the rest of their lives. Medical costs associated with treating motorcycle injuries can be extreme, causing both motorcycle accident victims and their families stress and anxiety about who will pay for these bills.

Recovering from a motorcycle accident can be difficult, but you’re not alone. The experienced team of Irvine motorcycle accident lawyers at West Coast Trial Lawyers has decades of experience fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims. We understand the difficulties you are facing and are committed to helping you get your life back on track. Our Irvine motorcycle accident lawyers will take on the stress of dealing with the insurance companies and the legal system so that you can focus on your recovery and move forward with your life.

Common Road Hazards That Cause Motorcycle Accidents

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), fatal motorcycle accidents increased on Orange County and Los Angeles County roadways by 153% between 1998 and 2007. Riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car, because a crack in the road or debris can cause a motorcyclist to lose control.

Even when motorcyclists follow safety protocol — such as wearing helmets and protective gloves, pants, boots and jackets — motorcycle riders have very little protection if they collide with a moving vehicle (whose driver is well protected by seatbelts, airbags and a large metal cage that’s designed to be impacted).

The state of California may partially be responsible for creating even more hazards on the road for motorcyclists. California is one of the few states that allows lane splitting. This dangerous practice allows motorcyclists to drive on the lane divider between slow moving or stopped vehicles. While this can help motorcyclists move more quickly through slow traffic, it places them at a greater risk of impact because some drivers aren’t looking out for lane splitting motorcyclists.

Below are more common road hazards all motorcyclists need to be aware of:

  • Wet Roads: A sudden rain after a long dry spell can easily cause a motorcycle accident, because that’s when roads are most slippery. Standing water can also cause a motorcyclist to hydroplane and lose control.
  • Slick Surfaces: Even harmless things like oil spills, leaves, and train tracks can cause a motorcyclist to slide and lose control of their motorcycle.
  • Road Debris: Pebbles, rocks, branches, fallen objects, tire threads, garbage, and other debris are very dangerous and can cause a serious motorcycle accident.
  • Strong Winds: Strong gusts of wind have the potential to throw a motorcyclist off-balance.
  • Ice and Snow: For obvious reasons, ice and snow are dangerous for everyone, but especially for a motorcyclist.
  • Poor Road Maintenance: Poorly maintained roadways are extremely hazardous for motorcyclists. Rough roads include cracks, potholes, uneven pavement, loose gravel, and more.

Damages Available in Motorcycle Accident Cases

The Irvine motorcycle accident lawyers at West Coast Trial Lawyers have years of experience helping people who were seriously injured or killed after a motorcycle crash.

If you were injured in a motorcycle crash in the city of Irvine, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation from those who are at fault for your injuries.

We will explain all your options and develop a plan to recover all the compensation you are entitled to, including:

  • Loss of Earning Capacity. This occurs when a motorcycle accident victim suffers an injury that impairs or decreases his or her ability to work in or advance in his or her profession.
  • Medical Expenses. Victims are entitled to seek compensation for both past and current medical bills. This includes the cost of any future medical care they will need to recover from their injuries.
  • Loss of Income. Accident victims may be unable to work for a significant period of time. Damages for lost income are intended to compensate an injured individual for past, current and future lost wages and benefits. Whether an injured Individual worked part-time, full-time, or sporadically, they may seek loss of income damages.
  • Emotional Distress, Physical Pain, and Mental Suffering. Victims can recover compensation not only for physical pain, but for mental anguish, fear, grief, anxiety, depression, and humiliation.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life. Motorcycle accident victims often suffer injuries that severely limit their quality of life. A loss of enjoyment claim can be made if a victim has drastically altered his or her lifestyle as result of a motorcycle accident.
  • Loss of Consortium. A loss of consortium claim can be made when an injured spouse is no longer able to provide their uninjured spouse with comfort, care, love, assistance, protection, moral support, companionship and or sexual relations (or the ability to have a child).

Common Questions About Motorcycle Accidents

As an Irvine personal injury law firm that specializes in motorcycle accidents, there are many questions and concerns we are able to answer. Our team of experienced Irvine motorcycle accident lawyers have created several resources tailored to motorcycle accident victims who have suffered injury or loss. To learn more, please visit:

Our Team is Here to Help

If you or a loved one has suffered a motorcycle accident in the city of Irvine, contact an experienced Irvine motorcycle accident lawyer at West Coast Trial Lawyers today. Our attorneys will get you maximum compensation for your medical care and damages. Consultations are always free, and you only pay when we get you compensation for your injuries. You can reach our friendly staff today by emailing us at or by calling toll free at (213) 927-3700.

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