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Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Attorney

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,985 people lost their lives while riding motorcycles in 2018. Many more suffered injuries that will change their lives forever. While some of these injuries and deaths could have been avoided if motorcyclists took better safety precautions, many of them occurred due to the negligence of those driving other vehicles on the road. 

If you sustained an injury or someone you love lost their life while on a motorcycle, an experienced Bay Area motorcycle accident attorney could help.  When you call an attorney, they can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case and determine the best legal strategy moving forward. 

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are many different factors that can cause a motorcycle accident, and each accident is unique. Knowing these factors can help you drive defensively and possibly avoid an accident in the first place. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

  • Other vehicles turning left in front of a motorcycle
  • Vehicles changing lanes without looking or seeing the motorcycle
  • Sudden (sometimes unavoidable) stops that cause a rear-end accident
  • Another vehicle opening its door
  • Slippery or wet road conditions
  • Drugs or alcohol

No matter how safely you drive, unfortunately, other drivers are often the ones who are liable for motorcycle accidents. By paying attention, driving defensively, wearing appropriate safety gear, and not driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you can reduce the risk of an accident or of a severe injury.

Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

Since motorcyclists are much more exposed to the elements and open roads than drivers and occupants of other vehicles, they are more susceptible to injury. Without airbags, seatbelts, or other safety equipment, motorcyclists and their passengers are extremely vulnerable to all types of injuries. Motorcycle accidents can cause broken bones, abrasions, internal bleeding, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Compensable Damages in a Motorcycle Accident

When another person causes your accident, and you suffer losses, the person who caused it could be liable to pay you for your damages. Motorcycle accidents can cause both economic and non-economic damages for the injured party, some of which can last for years to come. A Bay Area motorcycle accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your damages if you are injured in such an accident. Your damages might include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Property damage

Call a Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today for Help

Motorcycle accidents leave victims with physical and emotional scars. One poor decision from a negligent driver is all it takes to leave an individual with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and an endless amount of pain. If this happened to you, you might not know where to turn. 

At our firm, we want to help you make sense of this uncertain time. We can’t go back and change what has happened, but we can help forge a better path so you can move forward with confidence that your needs will be met. Contact the Bay Area motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Righthand today for a free case evaluation.

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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