Sudden Stop Collisions Attorney in Los Angeles
Motorcycle Sudden Stop Accident Cases
Drivers often miscalculate the distance within which they can safely follow a motorcycle. If a driver is following too closely when a motorcyclist is forced to stop suddenly, the car behind them can slam right into them, leaving the motorcyclist with devastating injuries. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation in Los Angeles, we have extensive experience with sudden stop collision cases, specifically those involving motorcycle accidents.
Attorney Scott J. Corwin is one of the region’s most trusted names in motorcycle accident cases. If you were hit from behind by a tailgating driver and were ejected off your ride, then you should let him help you seek the compensation that you deserve.
We will work to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us by dialing (310) 683-2300 today.
What are Sudden Stop Collisions?
Motorcycles are lighter than cars but have high-quality braking systems. This combination allows most motorcycles to come to a complete stop within a short distance, even when traveling at fast speeds. The problem is that the cars behind those motorcycles are heavy and often have overworked brakes, so they need much more space to come to a stop. If the car behind a braking motorcycle cannot brake as efficiently, and the car is tailgating, then a sudden stop collision is likely.
Injuries Caused by Sudden Stop Collisions
A sudden stop accident involving a motorcycle is extremely dangerous. Motorcycle riders hit from behind are often thrown right off their rides and tumble into the street. The result can be catastrophic injuries in an instant that need emergency medical attention and lengthy hospitalization to address.
Sudden stop collisions result in life-altering injuries such as:
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Scars and disfigurements
- Head and brain injuries
- Multiple broken bones
How Can Sudden Stop Collisions Be Prevented?
The easiest way to prevent a sudden stop collision is for drivers to not tailgate motorcyclists. Drivers need to obey the three-to-five second rule whenever they are behind another vehicle. When behind a motorcycle with a much shorter braking distance, the five-second rule is better. This rule states that the driver should be able to count a full five seconds between the moment the motorcycle’s back tire passes an object on the road and the moment the car’s front bumper reaches it.
Free Consultations for Injured Motorcyclists
If you are a motorcyclist who suffered an injury because of a sudden stop collision in Los Angeles, contact Attorney Scott J. Corwin to schedule a free initial consultation. His law firm serves clients throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. You know that you can trust his team with your case, just as countless others have for more than 30 years.
Motorcycle Accident $2,300,000
City employee causes collision with police motorcycle.
Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000
Motorcyclist suffers brain injury in collision.
Motorcycle Accident $1,250,000
Vehicle turns left in front of motorcycle, causing collision.
Motorcycle Accident $312,000 Settlement
Rear-ended motorcyclist sustains knee injury.
Motorcycle Accident $250,000 Settlement
Motorcyclist injured when vehicle changes lanes in his path.
Motorcycle Accident $200,000 Settlement
Motorcyclist Suffers Torn ACL.
Motorcycle Accident $175,000 Settlement
Motorcyclist injured in chain-reaction collision.
Motorcycle Accident $161,609 Settlement
Motorcyclist injured when struck by left-turning vehicle.
Motorcycle Accident $100,000 Settlement
Vehicle making U-turn collides with motorcycle.
Fast, Favorable Resolutions
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.
With more than 30 years in practice and over $125 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:
- Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
- Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
- Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
- Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.
Zero Upfront Fees
Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.