San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
According to data from California Highway Patrol, there were 11,644 motorcyclist
injuries and 467 motorcyclist fatalities
in 2013. That number has grown since 2010, in which there were 9,625 motorcyclist
injuries and 347 motorcyclist fatalities. Due to the high accident rates
for motorcyclists, many say that it’s not a matter of “if,”
but “when” they will get in an accident. Motorcycles are much
smaller vehicles than the average passenger vehicle, and can easily hide
in blind spots. Motorcyclists are also much more exposed, and not protected
by the cab of a vehicle in the event of a crash. If you or someone you
love was involved in a motorcycle accident, we invite you to contact our
lawyers today for a free review of your legal rights and options.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcyclists are less visible than other drivers and thus more likely
to be involved in an accident. It has been estimated that out of the all
the motorcycle accident injuries, 80% resulted in extensive injuries or death.
Some of the most common types of motorcycle accident injuries include:
A motorcyclist involved in an accident is likely to have costly medical
bills and longer recovery times, which can leave the victim drowning in
debt after they have healed. When the accident and any injuries are the
result of another driver's negligence or reckless behavior, you deserve
to be adequately compensated for your suffering and other accident expenses.
If a death occurs as a result of the accident, a
wrongful death lawsuit may be the way to seek justice.
Liability & Compensation in Car-Motorcycle Accidents
It is unfortunate, but in motorcycle-car accidents, the motorcyclist could
be assumed to be the party responsible for the accident. In fact, this
is far from accurate. Despite all the extra precautions and safety measures
motorcyclists take, other drivers aren't always as aware or cautious
around motorcyclists as they should be. As a result, negligence or driver
distractions are usually the underlying cause of a motorcycle-car accident.
The legal team at our firm is extremely versed and practiced in all forms
of personal injury law. We know what you may have to deal with after an
accident and are here to assist and represent you in all the legal aspects.
We believe in fighting aggressively for our clients and our successful
verdicts and millions of dollars in claims and compensation paid to our
clients speak for themselves.
Justice for San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Victims
Motorcyclists have a poor reputation, especially with insurance companies.
They are unduly pegged as reckless, with sweeping generalizations made
that they are usually at fault for their own accidents. If you need a
skilled attorney to evaluate your claim fairly, then we invite you to
contact Bostwick & Peterson. We fight to get our clients the financial
compensation they deserve, without bias or inequity.
Before you sign any documents or accept any settlements, you should acquire
high quality legal representation. At
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we understand how insurance companies work. Our attorneys are experts
in the field of
personal injury law and we give our clients the best representation possible in order
to pursue the most positive resolution.
With over 60 years combined experience and a personal injury attorney named
as San Francisco's "Trial Lawyer of the Year," our firm
has the proven record and results you want in an attorney fighting for
you and your rights.