Glendale Moped Accident Lawyers
Mopeds are a popular and affordable way to get around the various neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Faster and more street-ready than electric scooters, mopeds allow their operators to get around relatively quickly. However, their lack of safety features puts riders at risk of suffering severe injuries on the road, often at the hands of negligent drivers.
If you were injured in a moped accident that was not your fault, reach out to our team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC. As dedicated and compassionate Glendale moped accident attorneys, we understand just how dangerous these accidents can be and the importance of getting you compensation for your trauma. With more than 40 years of combined experience under our belts, we can handle your case with skill and expertise. Call us today at (818) 507-4311 to get a free case evaluation.
A moped is a specific type of two- to three-wheeled vehicle that differs from the much faster motorcycle and trendy electric scooter. According to the California DMV, mopeds are defined as electric-powered motorized bicycles that use automatic transmissions and travel between 20 and 30 miles per hour. In order to operate a moped in California, riders must:
- Have a M1 or M2 motorcycle license
- Be at least 16 years old
- Wear a helmet
- Register the moped with the DMV
- Purchase specialized license plates
- Have an identification card
- Obey all the same traffic laws as other drivers and motorcyclists
- Ride in bike lanes where possible
- Have headlights on their moped
- Only operate on roads with speed limits of 25 mph or lower
Alongside these responsibilities, moped riders share the same rights as other people on the road. If a moped rider is injured by negligent driver, then he is well within his rights to file a car accident claim against the at-fault driver.
Moped riders face numerous dangers when they head out on the congested roads around Los Angeles. Local drivers barely respect bikers and their right-of-way; they have less patience for moped riders. In our experience, moped accidents often involve:
- Drunk or drugged drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Drivers who fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes
- Drivers who speed
- Drivers who ignore a moped’s right-of-way
- Drivers or passengers who fling their door open into traffic (dooring accidents)
- Drivers who tailgate moped riders and cause rear-end collisions
Whatever the reason, if you were injured by a negligent driver while on your moped, you deserve compensation for your injuries. At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, we know how devastating and painful these accidents can be, which is why we fight to get injured moped riders full compensation for their injuries.
In order to recover compensation for a moped accident, you need to prove that the other driver caused your injuries through negligence. An “act of negligence” could be anything that a reasonable driver would not have done in similar circumstances. Common acts of negligence include drunk driving, texting while driving, speeding, and violating local traffic laws.
To prove that the other driver acted negligently, you may need to collect evidence like:
- The police crash report
- Your medical records
- Photos of the accident scene and vehicles
- Traffic or CTV camera footage
- Witness statements
- Reports from accident reconstructionists
Once you have established that the other driver caused your injuries by acting negligently, you will need to file a claim with their insurance company. In most cases, insurance companies try to devalue or deny claims by stating that the victims’ injuries were “minor,” that they were injured in another event, or that they were at fault for the accident. It may be disheartening to hear this from an insurance company, but our team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, has experience dealing with these dismissive tactics. We can negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company and fight to get you the best possible deal after a moped accident.
We understand that money is tight right now and that all you want is to get your medical bills paid and moped repaired. That is why our Glendale personal injury attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, are willing to sit down with you in a free initial consultation and discuss your case. We can go through the details of your accident: how your injuries have affected you and what costs you have suffered as result of the negligent driver.
If you allow us to represent you, we will handle all the heavy lifting of filing your claim, from investigating your collision to calculating the costs of the accident to negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company. Most personal injury claims are resolved without seeing the inside of a courtroom, but we are well-prepared to fight for you in a trial to get you the highest possible award.
To discuss your case today, call Aghabegian & Associates, PC, at (818) 507-4311.
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