San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Meet with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer in San Francisco
Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Law Firm, representing injured motorcyclists and their families in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death claims. Vigorous advocacy on behalf of bikers state‑wide, with over 25 years of experience.
The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose handles cases involving motorcycle accident injury or death claims. With decades of motor vehicle injury litigation experience, we zealously represent our clients and vigorously protect motorcyclists’ rights to the road. Our San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney utilizes top experts in the field of accident reconstruction and medicine, thoroughly investigate all aspects of the incident and your injuries, and aggressively pursue compensation for you.
Motorcycle and moped riders are more vulnerable than other types of motorists and suffer much more severe injuries and deaths when an accident occurs. Government compiled statistics show that an estimated 82,686 motorcyclists were injured in 2021 and 5,932 motorcyclists killed, 14 percent of all traffic fatalities. Due to the inattentiveness of car and truck drivers, and their failure to properly recognize or yield to motorcyclists’ rights on the road, motorcyclists are at greater risk than drivers or passengers of other types of vehicles. When compared to occupants of cars on a per mile driven basis, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in an accident and more than 26 times more likely to suffer death.
Despite their reduced visibility relative to cars because of their size and having only one headlight, motorists’ failure to notice motorcycles on the road is no excuse for conduct such as a sudden lane change which may endanger motorcyclists or cause them to crash. Motorcycle, moped, and scooter riders have the same legal rights as those enjoyed by car and truck drivers, but unfortunately prejudice and negative attitudes against them exist in the minds of many juries and judges who are predisposed to find motorcyclists at fault. It is therefore important to hire an aggressive and knowledgeable San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney familiar with the unique issues involved in motorcycle accidents, who will work relentlessly to overcome those prejudices and obtain for you the compensation to which you are entitled.
What an experienced motorcycle lawyer can do for you
It is especially important to talk to a qualified motorcycle injury lawyer as soon as possible following an accident. Failure to do so can result in the loss of evidence crucial to the case. It is therefore best to contact us immediately after an accident so we can conduct our investigation right away before physical evidence is lost or witnesses’ memories fade.
Types of Damages Recoverable in Motorcycle Accident Claims
- medical costs (past and future), including that covered by insurance or out of pocket
- pain and suffering
- lost earnings – recoverable even when you receive disability payments or use sick leave or PTO
- mental anguish, PTSD, depression, anxiety
- loss of enjoyment of life
- loss of spousal relations
- property damage
- punitive damages in extreme cases, such as where the driver was drunk or hit and run
- other types of damages
We do not charge any legal fees or expenses unless we collect damages on your behalf.
Do I really need a motorcycle attorney?
The other driver’s insurance company will typically attempt to make you believe you do not need to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer. The insurance company will promise that they will pay you adequate compensation after they finish their investigation. Do not be fooled. This is almost always an attempt to take advantage of you by taking a recorded statement, having you see their own doctors, delay conducting your own investigation, and otherwise build their case against you. Then, after much delay, they will typically offer you an unfairly low settlement. Do not let this happen to you. In fact, it is best not to have any communications at all with the other party’s insurance company, but if you do talk with them be sure to not allow them to take a recorded statement from you. Leave all communications in the hands of an experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney.
Can I receive a free, no-obligation consultation and evaluation of my case by an attorney?
Yes, we are happy to provide this service to the Bay Area motorcycling community. Learn more about what to expect when you call for a free consultation, and to learn more about our experience and reputation.
Contact our Skilled San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Our office has found that motorcyclists tend to be inadequately insured, especially with respect to the levels of uninsured motorist coverage they carry. We have therefore lectured and written extensively on the subject. A synopsis of how increasing coverage limits can benefit you, especially if you become injured in an accident that is not your fault, is set forth in our blog entry on this topic.