Motorcycle Accident Case Results
We think results speak louder than words and just a few examples of our results in motorcycle cases, include:
In early 2015, Arash obtained a $16.2 million jury verdict for a 37 year old motorcycle rider who suffered a brain injury after he was cut off by a negligent driver. Using a unique but powerful legal theory, we alleged that the driver's employer was legally and financially responsible although the driver was off the clock and driving home.
Under the Vehicle Use Exception, we alleged that the driver was still in the course and scope of her employment because eight months prior she had used her vehicle on a few occasions for work purposes in her capacity as a loan counselor. Defendant employer alleged that the driver was not acting in the course of her employment and was not required to use her vehicle to work.
Defendants together alleged that our client was solely responsible for his brain injury because he was wearing an illegal novelty helmet (non-DOT qualified). We admitted that our client was negligent for failing to wear a DOT qualified helmet but that no helmet would have prevented the brain injury (which resulted from rotational forces.)
Defendants also argued that our client had recovered from his brain injury because he continued working after the incident for almost 3 years. Ultimately, we were able to convince the jury that the employer was legally responsible, that our client suffered serious and permanent injuries and that he was only 2.9 percent negligent with the jury finding Defendants 97.1% responsible.
The trial was grueling, complex and highly technical but Arash was still able to make sure justice prevailed.
In April 2017 Attorneys Arash Homampour and Scott Boyer successfully obtained a $14.25 million dollar pre-lawsuit settlement for the wrongful death of a 53 year old motorcyclist who left behind a loving wife and three children.
An experienced rider, the decedent was navigating the carpool lane on CA I-105 when he was hit by the defendant driving a rental van. The defense contended that decedent travelled through the double yellow lines without showing due care and was therefore liable for the accident. Not only that, the defense disputed the nature and extent of the damages claimed.
Through impeccable efforts, gathering of eye-witnesses statements and utilizing the latest accident reconstruction techniques, the Homampour team was able to demonstrate that it was in fact the defendant who made the unsafe and illegal move across the double yellow lines, thus colliding with decedent and causing his fatal injuries.
The Homampour team was also able to ascertain that the defendant was working for her employer at the time, making them vicariously liable for the incident. While this enabled the Homampour team to secure a sizeable award for the family, it can never replace their loving husband and father.
In late 2012, Arash took on Allstate Insurance company and tried a case where Allstate's insured was involved in a motor vehicle collision with our firm's client, who was on a motorcycle. The investigating officer found (erroneously) that our client was totally at fault and the insurance company refused to pay its $100,000 in policy coverage. Another attorney then brought our firm in to handle the lawsuit and take it to trial.
After spending more than $300,000 in case costs just to get a shot at justice, Arash Homampour was successful in convincing a jury that the Allstate driver was solely at fault and that our client deserved full compensation.
Allstate now must pay over $12 million to our insured when it could have settled with the prior attorney for $100,000.
In 2006, Arash Homampour also settled an extremely difficult motorcycle accident case involving improper traffic controls for $7.75 million where the investigating officers had Plaintiff at fault for speeding at over 90 mph.
In 2009, the firm settled a wrongful death vehicle versus motorcycle case for $3.6 million. The case involved the tragic death of a young adult motorcyclist and was on behalf of his mother and dependent minor nephews. The substantial settlement was despite the fact that Defendants had strong evidence that decedent was speeding and that his speeding caused the collision. More details on this result can be found here.
In 2006, Arash Homampour obtained a $2.73 million judgment ($2 million verdict) in a wrongful death case against a 17 year old driver. Again, this was a difficult liability case as eyewitnesses and the investigating officer had decedent motorcyclist speeding, running a red light and at fault.
Not only was Arash successful in convincing the jury that decedent was not speeding and did not run a red light, but he was able to get the jurors beyond their expressed prejudice towards motorcyclists.
The defendant insurance carrier refused to pay its $100,000 in policy limits and, ultimately, had to pay 27 times the policy limit. More details on this verdict can be found here.
No matter the extent of the injury or whether the driver had motorcycle insurance, we are prepared to fight for your claim. Our attorneys immediately begin building your case, preserving and examining evidence for the strongest claim possible. We are accomplished trial lawyers who will take all necessary steps to obtain fair and full compensation for your injuries.
To talk to one of our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers, call 323-658-8077 or toll free at 800-597-8543. Or, if you prefer, send us an email by clicking on the red button below.
Initial consultations are free and our multilingual staff speaks Spanish, Farsi and Armenian.
We take cases on a contingency — which means there is no fee if there is no recovery.
We also can handle complex cases via attorney referral.