Last updated 11 months ago
When you are giving a passenger a ride on your motorcycle, you need to ensure that you take the right precautions. If a passenger is injured while riding with you, you may be liable for their medical bills or other damages. Keep these steps in mind the next time someone asks to ride with you on your motorcycle.
In California, people of any age can ride on the back of a motorcycle. However, minors need permission from their parents or guardians to ride legally. State law also says that passengers must have their own seats and foot rests in order to ride on your motorcycle legally. These precautions prevent common injuries and lawsuits from motorcycle accident lawyers.
Getting Your Passenger Adjusted
Without taking the proper precautions and training your passenger to ride correctly, you may end up getting sued despite doing nothing wrong. Start by showing your passengers which hot or moving parts of the bike not to touch. Then take them around slowly showing them how turns, stops, starts, and lane changes feel.
It’s important for motorcycle drivers to remember that bikes ride differently with passengers on them. If you drive like you do alone, you may end up dealing with a car accident attorney. When you have a passenger on your bike, you need to take turns slower and give yourself more room to stop and slow down.
As a motorcycle owner, it’s important to follow these tips in order to keep you and your passenger safe. If you or your passenger has been injured in an accident, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Steinberg & Spencer immediately. Our serious injury lawyers understand that you deserve fair compensation after a crash. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (310) 450-5960.
Last updated 12 months ago
One of the best things to do after suffering a personal injury is to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. Find answers with the links below and give the injury lawyers with Steinberg & Spencer a call at (310) 450-5960 for more information on our practice areas.
Last updated 1 year ago
Personal injuries occur every day in the United States and are often the result of motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents, however, a number of personal injuries occur in the workplace. On-the-job accidents may be the result of improper lifting or carrying techniques, dangerous machinery or tools, and inefficient safety measures. Continue reading to learn which steps to take in the event you are suffering from a workplace injury or illness.
Notify Your Employer
After experiencing an on-the-job injury or illness, notify your employer of the incident. This is crucial as it enables your employer to make any changes necessary to ensure the safety of the other employees. Most states will deny your claim for workers’ compensation benefits if you fail to notify them of the injury within a certain period of time.
Visit Your Primary Care Physician or Hospital
Contact your primary care physician to set up a physical evaluation as soon as possible, or visit the emergency room if the injury is extremely serious. This will provide you with the documentation needed to support your claim, including records of any diagnostic testing, procedures performed, and prescribed treatment related to the original injury.
Hire a Serious Injury Attorney
Consider hiring a serious injury attorney or personal injury lawyer before filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced attorney will not only help you gather the information needed to prove that your injury was the direct result of your work environment but will often handle most of the legwork for you, allowing you more time to focus on getting back to your normal life.
Have you suffered an on-the-job injury? Get the legal representation you need following a personal injury by contacting Steinberg & Spencer at (310) 450-5960. You can also set up an appointment with our car accident attorneys and dog bite attorneys by visiting us online.
Last updated 1 year ago
Many individuals think that they cannot afford to hire a lawyer after being involved in an accident. However, not hiring an attorney may actually cost you more in the long run.
The serious injury attorneys with Steinberg & Spencer are devoted to providing legal representation regardless of an individual’s financial status. That’s why we work on a contingency fee, charging a percentage of your settlement only if you win. Check out this video for more information.
Studies show that individuals who hire attorneys receive more compensation than those who deal directly with their insurance companies. Let the car accident attorneys and truck accident lawyers with Steinberg & Spencer defend your rights by calling (310) 450-5960.
Last updated 1 year ago
A traumatic brain injury is an injury of the brain that results from a violent blow to the head or penetration of the skull. Check out this overview of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury for more information.
Symptoms of a Mild TBI
Mild traumatic brain injuries such as concussions may lead to a number of symptoms. The most common include problems with memory or concentration, headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and sensory problems such as ringing in the ears, blurred vision, or bad taste in the mouth. Mild TBIs may also lead to mood changes, sensitivity to light and sound, fatigue, and loss of consciousness for a few minutes. Some individuals do not lose consciousness after a mild traumatic brain injury but do experience a feeling of being dazed or confused.
Symptoms of a Moderate-to-Severe TBI
Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injuries typically cause the same initial symptoms as mild traumatic brain injuries. However, a moderate or severe TBI may also lead to a number of more serious symptoms within the days following the injury itself. This includes but is not limited to profound confusion, slurred speech, the inability to wake from sleep, loss of coordination, pupil dilation, and loss of consciousness for a few minutes to several hours. Additional symptoms of moderate-to-severe TBIs include repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions, combativeness, weakness or numbness in the extremities, and clear fluid drainage from the nose or ears.
Steps to Take
It is important to seek immediate medical attention for any type of traumatic brain injury to prevent long-term consequences. Once you have obtained medical care, you may consider hiring a serious injury attorney if your traumatic brain injury was the result of negligence.
Whether you have been the victim of a traumatic brain injury, motorcycle accident, or pedestrian accident, the attorneys with Steinberg & Spencer are here to help. Contact our serious injury attorneys online or call (310) 450-5960 to get started.