San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Of all 50 states, California has the highest number of registered motorcyclists: more than 800,000. This also means that it has the highest number of motorcycle accidents every year: well over 10,000. Injuries incurred in these accidents can be particularly severe since motorcycles offer no seat belts or other protection, are less visible to cars, and more easily wipe out when coming into contact with debris, potholes, and wet surfaces. The most frequently reported injuries are:
- Traumatic head and brain injuries
- Damage to internal organs
- Leg, knee, and foot injuries
Eye injuries, burns, and road rash are also common. Motorcyclists are, on the whole, more likely to suffer injuries in multiple areas over their body. Every year, hundreds suffer collisions that wind up being fatal.
At the Brandi Law Firm, our San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers know what common factors are involved in an accident. They may include:
- Unsafe speeds
- High blood alcohol levels
- Improper turning
- Failure to yield
Most accidents occur when a motorcyclist strikes a vehicle that has failed to signal for a left turn. Other occasions where the driver would be at fault are when he or she speeds through a red light or opens the door unexpectedly while parked. We’re ready to listen to those who believe that their injuries were caused by the other party’s negligence. Our San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers are proud to serve all of the Bay Area.
Assessing Your Claim
Whether you were operating the motorcycle or you were the passenger, you have the right to seek damages for any injuries sustained, so consult with our San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers to see if you have a case or not. We will carefully review the current guidelines regarding:
- Helmets and eyewear
- Padded clothing
- Reflective vests
- Turn signals and other lights
Motorcyclists and passengers are both required to wear helmets, for example. Motorcycles made before 1978 do not require headlights but cannot be operated after dark. In addition to these regulations, our San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers will check to see that you carry the proper licensing and the liability insurance for your motorcycle. Barring any issues, we will then move forward with your case.
This means mounting an investigation to gather evidence of the other’s negligence. We may hire investigators and photographers to document the accident scene, and we could bring together the police report, the medical documents, and any witness testimony to recreate the incident in every detail. Our San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers will then proceed to negotiate with the insurance companies. We will aim for a settlement that compensates you for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
In the event of a wrongful death, we can file for damages covering funeral expenses, pre-death medical bills, and loss of support and consortium. If the insurance company will not pay out, then we can litigate.
Contact Our San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The statute of limitations in this state is two years; in other words, your claim must be filed within two years after the incident, so don’t wait for too long after you recover from your injuries. We will provide personal attention in your case, allowing you to focus on other things.
The Brandi Law Firm has been around since 1992, and we have handled a range of injury cases since then. We boast an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and have been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as part of their Top 100 Trial Lawyers. To schedule a free consultation with one of the San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers at the Brandi Law Firm, just give us a call today.