Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in San Francisco?
Call Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a Free Consultation!
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 than the average passenger vehicle and can
easily hide in blind spots. Motorcyclists are also much more exposed and
do not receive the same protection as the driver of a car or truck. This
means that most motorcyclists suffer
severe injuries when they are involved in an accident, whereas the other driver might
walk away with only cuts and bruises.
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
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.
Who is Liable in a Motorcycle Accident?
It is unfortunate, but in motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclist is often
assumed to be the party responsible for the accident. 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.
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.
Our team of San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers 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.
Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
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.
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.
With over 80 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.