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San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If You Have Been in a Motorcycle Accident, You Need Attorneys Who Will Fight for Your Rights

Fatal motorcycle crashes declined nearly five percent in recent years. Nonetheless, motorcycle riders still make up a disproportionate percentage of those killed or injured in traffic accidents. Motorcycle riders remain 28 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than the occupants of passenger cars. They also suffer injuries in traffic accidents at a rate that is dramatically higher than the rate for occupants of passenger vehicles. 

Higher odds for motorcycle riders being injured in an accident means higher odds of needing legal assistance in pursuing an injury claim. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to consult with a San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney. The attorneys of The Law Offices of Scott Righthand are ready to assist you.

Motorcyclists Suffer More Serious Injuries in Traffic Accidents

There were 89,000 motorcycle riders injured in traffic accidents in a single year in the U.S., on top of the nearly 5,000 motorcycle riders who were killed in traffic accidents. While the raw numbers pale in comparison with the number of passenger car occupants killed or injured on the roads, motorcycles represent a dramatically smaller percentage of vehicles on the road than do passenger vehicles. 

Another critical difference is that motorcycle riders, both drivers and passengers, do not enjoy the protection of passenger vehicles, with steel frames, crumple zones, passenger restraints, airbags, and other safety devices. If someone on a motorcycle is in an accident, the odds are that the person on the motorcycle is not going to remain on the bike, and even if they do, they are likely to slide along the road with the bike partly on top of them. If they are thrown from the bike, it usually means they are airborne and, at some point, they are going to hit something – the ground, another vehicle, or another object. 

Because of their enhanced vulnerability to outside forces, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer more severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries, even when they wear a helmet. Further, motorcyclists contribute disproportionately to spinal cord injuries from traffic accidents, which are the top cause of spinal injuries nationwide. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, and spinal cord injuries (SCIs) both tend to require considerable medical care, often for life, and medical costs can run into seven figures easily.

While TBIs and SCIs are common injuries, TBI ranks only third among the top three non-fatal motorcycle accident injuries. The top three injuries in such accidents are:

  • Lower-extremity injuries
  • Upper-extremity injuries
  • Head and brain injuries

These injuries often involve broken bones and other serious conditions, which also can lead to significant medical bills and lost wages. To get your rightful compensation, talk to a motorcycle accident attorney.

Reach Out to The Law Offices of Scott Righthand If You Have Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident

If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you should talk to experienced motorcycle accident attorneys about your rights. They can help you recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, and other losses. Contact the San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys of The Law Offices of Scott Righthand today.

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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