We help motorcycle riders in San Francisco who have been injured in a range of accidents. One of the most common accidents is the left turning motorist who fails to see an approaching motorcycle. Motorcycles are narrow, unlike a boxy car, as a result drivers will often look right through an approaching motorcycle rider. The outcome can be catastrophic. Due to their unprotected nature, accidents involving motorcycles often result in hospitalization or death. Injuries that commonly result from motorcycle accidents include:
- Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries
- Traumatic brain or head injuries
- Fractures or severe broken bones
- Surgery with internal fixation
- Left turn accidents resulting in hospitalization
In addition, certain hazards, such as oil spills, debris, potholes, or temporary conditions such as construction sites and inclement weather may cause a motorcycle to lose control but would not cause the same problem for an automobile. Through careful investigation, our attorneys can examine the accident scene, discover any road hazards that may have led to the accident, and seek recovery from all liable parties.
Motorcyclists Have the Same Rights
As a motorcyclist, you have the same rights as all drivers to recover if someone causes an accident that injures you. In San Francisco many of us prefer to ride to work. It’s earth friendly and cuts down on the cost of parking. Unfortunately, some members of the public tend to have a bias against motorcycle riders, often believing that they are more reckless. Our attorneys anticipate this bias and, through proper investigation and accident reconstruction, can prove to a jury in court exactly what happened and who is responsible for the accident. This type of accident reconstruction helps us recover the maximum damages to which you are entitled.
Lane Splitting Does Not Negate Your Recovery
In California, lane splitting, or driving in between two lanes of traffic, is legal if performed safely and carefully. This means that if you were lane splitting and were involved in an accident, you are eligible to recover for the injuries you sustained. However, if an accident involving another lane splitting motorcycle occurs, your recovery may be reduced if the jury finds that you were partially at fault. At Albert G. Stoll, A Professional Corporation, we have extensive experience successfully recovering damages for plaintiffs even in cases where police and Highway Patrol investigations initially suggested that our clients were partially or completely at fault.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, it is critical that you hire attorneys with a record of successful results in these complex cases. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact Albert G. Stoll, Jr | A Professional Law Corporation today.