Insurance companies respond differently to motorcycle accident victims with aggressive legal representation. Our experienced San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys understand insurance companies and know how to deal with claims adjusters. We’re ready to go to bat for you, and we’ll go the extra mile to get every bit of financial compensation you deserve. Contact our San Diego office now for a free consultation.
In 75 percent of these accidents, another vehicle is involved. Most of the times, the cyclist is injured. Although motorcycles represent only two percent of all registered vehicles in the USA, five percent of highway fatalities involve motorcycles accidents. While those in cars and trucks have the protection of a steel enclosure, airbags, and seat belts, bikers have almost no protection at all.
Cars and trucks gain stability on the highway by virtue of weight and of having four wheels. Motorcycles are smaller, lighter, have only two wheels, and are therefore vulnerable. Motorcyclists are three times more likely to suffer injury or death when a collision occurs than those riding in cars. One of our San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys will keep you protected.
A motorcycle accident usually involves ejection of the driver from the bike, so injuries are almost always more serious, regardless of the severity of the accident. Over 80 percent of motorcycle accident catastrophes cause injury or death to the cyclist, and injuries can be catastrophic, involving considerable medical care and lengthy rehabilitation. In case one of these events occurs you will need one of our trusted San Diego injury attorneys.
Even minor motorcycle accidents can result in serious injury requiring long-term care. As many as 50 percent of those injured on motorcycles sustain lifelong injuries. Recovery can take months or even years. Eighteen percent of the victims sustain head injuries that can cause permanent brain damage. Ten percent of victims suffer spine or back injuries that result in permanent paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Collisions caused by negligence occur when a motorist fails to yield the right of way to a motorcycle. Eighty percent of them are not the biker’s fault and result from a motorist’s failure to see the motorcycle.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a crash, you should contact a San Diego motorcycle crash attorney as soon as possible to learn about your rights.
Why Should I Contact An Lawyer?
Accident victims sometimes think that consulting a personal injury lawyer will cost them a lot of money. This is generally not the case. Most personal injury lawyers offer free consultation. If they agree to take the case, they will usually work on a no win, no fee basis. This means there is only a fee if the case is won, and then the fee will be part of the compensation package awarded by the court.
California motorcycle crashes are different than other injury cases. The legal system is complex, and insurance companies are known for red tape. Whether your case involves negligence by another driver, a product defect, or roadway hazards, getting fairly compensated for injuries requires skill, expertise, and a thorough understanding of California law.
Police reports can be unfair to motorcycle riders, failing to present all the facts in a case. There are people on juries who perceive bikers negatively and allow this prejudice to color their judgments in court. Medical expenses from crashes can be staggering. Your insurance might only cover a portion of the costs.
The way your case is managed and presented will have everything to do with the amount of compensation you receive. Working with an experienced San Diego motorcycle accident injury attorney is the only way to receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to by law.
Our attorneys specialize in California motorcycle accidents. With over 30 years of experience, we have successfully defended scores of injury victims and won hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for our clients..
You deserve the best representation available. We will fight for your rights and do everything in our power to get you the maximum compensation you’re entitled to under California law. The sooner you consult with a motorcycle injury attorney, the better your chances will be to get the settlement you deserve.
What Can I Receive?
With the help of a motorcycle crash lawyer, you can get a substantial cash settlement for medical costs, surgeries, rehabilitation, living expenses while recovering, lost wages both present and future, loss of love or enjoyment of life, punitive damages, property damage, and emotional pain or suffering. Even when you are partially responsible for the accident, you may still be eligible for significant compensation.
Call and make an appointment in our local offices in San Diego to have a free consultation with an attorney immediately, our legal team of motorcycle experts will have the best chance to build a strong case on your behalf. Waiting until later will only weaken your case and make it harder to collect the damages you are due.
Although compensation won’t remove the pain and suffering caused by a motorcycle crash, it will still ease the burden of having a loved one injured or of being injured yourself.
What If I Accept An Insurance Company Settlement?
In San Diego and all over the country, the goal of an insurance company is not to give those they insure an equitable settlement. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. Their goal is to settle the case quickly for the smallest amount of money possible.
Insurance companies are also likely to delay payment. While you wait for them to compensate you, your medical bills could be mounting and you may not be able to work for income, or pay your living expenses.
If you accept an offer from an insurance company, you might learn down the road that the compensation you settled for was not enough to cover the costs of your tragedy. By then, it will be too late for a fair settlement. You’ll be liable for the additional costs yourself.
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