While any accident can be serious or even fatal, motorcycle accidents almost always result in some form of injury. When you consider that motorcyclists often have no more than a helmet and light protective gear standing between them and harm, it’s clear why California gives motorcyclists all the rights and protections of any other driver on the road.
When drivers operate their vehicles negligently, they put motorcyclists at risk of death or serious harm. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, know that you are not alone.
Our team of San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers is standing by to help. We know how important it is to have an advocate on your side throughout this process. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation so that you can be informed before you get started.
What Are Some Common Accident Injuries a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Will Cover?
Motorcycle protective gear goes a long way toward preventing serious injury. Even so, there is only so much this gear can do, and even motorcyclists who do everything right may deal with long-lasting effects after surviving an accident.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include things such as:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis (partial or total)
- Ruptured organs
- TBI (traumatic brain injury)
Along with the immediate concerns of getting emergency care, undergoing surgery, therapy, and any other necessary treatments, you may also have prescription drugs to fill. Added together, medical costs alone have the potential to bankrupt a motorcycle crash survivor.
That’s where our team of motorcycle accident lawyers comes in. We work with insurance companies to get your care covered, and we fight to get compensation for your injuries. We know how hard it can be to handle everything on your own, so we work to lighten your burden.
What Kinds of Accidents Will a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Take On?
Many motorcycle accidents come down to driver negligence, unsafe operation of a vehicle, or both. Here are just some of the types of cases we handle:
- Driver Negligence: A driver who tailgates a motorcyclist doesn’t have enough time to react in an emergency situation, risking a rear-end collision.
- DUI: As with any other type of vehicle accident, driving under the influence can lead to serious, even fatal injuries for a motorcyclist.
- Opening car door: When a driver parks and opens their door without checking the road beside them, they may clip a motorcyclist and cause them to crash.
- Unsafe lane changes: A car sideswiping another car while changing lanes may be a minor accident, but the same collision with a motorcyclist could be fatal.
- Speeding: Speeding is always dangerous, but a high-speed collision with a motorcycle will almost certainly result in catastrophic injury.
Motorcyclists are at risk of grievous harm or even death from accidents that drivers may be able to walk away from. No matter how severe your injuries are, you could use an advocate on your side.
Why Do I Need a San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
You don’t need to (and shouldn’t have to) handle everything on your own after your accident. The most important thing for you after surviving a serious injury is to have the time needed to focus on your recovery.
Your Attorney Protects You From the Insurance Adjusters
You might turn to the insurance companies to get the costs of your medical care covered, but you’ll first have to deal with the scrutiny of a team of insurance adjusters. An insurance adjuster’s main goal is to save the company money – which means denying claims and paying out as little as possible when they do accept claims.
Instead of dealing with the stress of coverage denials and trying to appeal, you can let a motorcycle accident lawyer handle that for you. Our attorneys deal with the adjusters so that you don’t have to. They will appeal denials and fight to get you the highest coverage amount possible.
Your Attorney Gets Your Case Ready While You Focus on Recovery
A motorcycle accident lawyer will have a variety of statutes to draw from when building your case. For example, they may cite Vehicle Code – VEH 23103 if the driver was following too closely or was speeding before the crash.
Your attorney might also use statute Vehicle Code – VEH 23123.5 if the at-fault driver was texting while driving or otherwise distracted when they hit you. Whatever the specifics of your case may be, your lawyer will have tools at their disposal to build a winnable case.
What if I Can’t Afford a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
After you’ve survived a motorcycle crash, you’ll have doctor’s bills, bills for tests and exams, and you may even have to pay for prescription medications and physical therapy. Add to that the fact that you’ll be struggling to pay your regular bills and might be out of work for a considerable length of time, and attorney fees can seem like a huge obstacle.
Too many firms out there ask for a large upfront fee before taking on a case, only to over-promise and under-deliver. It’s important to know that you can afford to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer at Greenberg Gross because you don’t need to pay us upfront. We only win when you do.
Why Should I Go With Greenberg Gross?
Your legal representation matters. It’s not enough to have a lawyer with a track record of success – you need an attorney who is willing to advocate for you at every step of the process.
Our firm worked for some of the biggest law firms in the world before starting their own, and they’ve since appeared multiple times on The Daily Journal’s list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California. They’ve assembled a team of skilled lawyers who care.
Contact Our Team of San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyers and Get a Free Case Evaluation
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident in the San Francisco Bay Area, our team of professionals is here and ready to help. Call us today and get your no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.