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San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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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 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 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 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.

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Reviews From Our Clients

  • “Erik was empathetic, professional, and realistic. He's a consummate professional and an excellent negotiator.”

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  • “Mr. Peterson and his team displayed the utmost professionalism guiding me through this very emotional process.”


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What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Record-Setting Birth Injury Verdicts & Settlements in Four States
  • We Have Received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • We Have Been Included in the List of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Attorney James Bostwick Is a Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • We Are Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Which Is the Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers