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Bikers face more danger in one trip than most car drivers do in a month on the road. If a driver didn’t bother to notice you and caused you to crash, Jurewitz Law Group is here to help out. You don’t have to tackle those medical bills alone.

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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Diego

Don’t Pay the Price for Someone Else’s Negligence

Those who ride motorcycles face a much higher risk of injury than drivers of passenger vehicles. While a fender bender between two automobiles rarely results in serious injury, the same can’t be said for motorcycles. The slightest impact from another vehicle or small obstruction in a roadway can easily lead to life-altering injuries for a rider. In fact, more than 80% of all reported motorcycle accidents result in injury or death to the rider. What casts these statistics in an even darker light is the fact that over half of all motorcycle accidents are caused by the driver of another vehicle. After analyzing 10 years of motorcycle accident data, the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research found that 60% of crashes involving a bike and another motor vehicle were the fault of the other driver.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you shouldn’t be stuck paying expensive medical bills and suffering a loss of income from missed work. The at-fault party needs to be held liable for your losses and forced to make restitution. But, don’t expect the liable party’s insurance company to just write you a check. They’re not concerned with your physical and financial dilemma – they’re in the business of making a profit. Don’t let their greed cheat you out of the compensation you deserve. For more than a decade, San Diego’s Jurewitz Law Group has been standing up for the rights of motorcyclists, ensuring that they don’t get screwed by the insurance industry. For more information about your legal rights and options, call (888) 233-5020 for a free case evaluation.

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Who Can Be Held Liable for My Motorcycle Accident?

The majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by the driver of another vehicle. This is largely due to the fact that motorcycles are smaller than passenger vehicles, making them harder to see. Many accidents are the result of a motorcycle not being seen and a larger vehicle making a left turn in front of it, or changing lanes into its path. This problem is only exasperated by the growing epidemic of distracted driving.

In addition to negligent drivers of other vehicles, the following parties may be held liable for your motorcycle accident, if certain factors contributed to the crash:

  • The entity that designed the roadway or intersection
  • The municipality responsible for maintaining the roadway or intersection
  • The manufacturer of the motorcycle, if its design or construction caused your injury
  • The designer and manufacturer of a part of the motorcycle, such as the tires or brakes
  • A mechanic or garage that did flawed or improper maintenance on the motorcycle
  • The manufacturer of another vehicle or part of another vehicle, if that design or manufacturing flaw cause your injury. An example might be defective tires on an automobile that didn’t enable the car to stop in a reasonable amount of time, causing it to crash into you
Most motorcycle/vehicle collisions occur at intersections, especially on urban and non-interstate roadways. In a busy intersection, drivers tend to check their phones or focus on something besides the motorcycle coming up beside them. Lane-splitting is legal in California, but many drivers seem to conveniently forget that in intersections

Why Motorcycle Accidents Are More Serious

By their very nature, motorcycle accidents tend to be more serious (and therefore more expensive). They also mean much longer rehabilitation periods, and more chances that the victim may not have a full recovery. According to a comprehensive insurance industry survey, the following facts were found to be true:

  • 23% of motorcycle claimants have injuries in multiple locations.
  • 18% suffer head injuries, including closed head injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and minor traumatic brain injury (MTBI) with permanent disability.
  • 10% of claimants have injuries to the back or spine, a frequent cause of paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Crashes

Q: Is there a deadline for filing a motorcycle claim?

A: Yes. Every state has “statutes of limitations” that set a time limit on filing a personal injury claim. In California, you have two years to file a lawsuit against a private individual or company, and only six months to file a claim against a government-owned vehicle or employee.

Q: What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?

A: Motorcycle operators and their passengers are required by law to wear helmets, and if they don’t, they can be ticketed by a police officer. If you weren’t wearing a helmet, it’s likely that you’ll suffer worse injuries, especially traumatic brain injuries. The insurance company for the defendant may argue that you are partially at fault for your injuries, and since California follows a comparative negligence model, a jury may decide to diminish the amount of money you win in a verdict to reflect your percentage of fault. If you were judged to be 10% at fault, you would only recover $90,000 of a $100,000 verdict.

Q: What if I don’t have motorcycle insurance?

A: California does require you to buy a liability insurance policy specifically for your motorcycle, and the limits are the same as for a car: $15,000 for injury to another person, $30,000 for injury to two or more people, and $5,000 for property damage. Your regular car insurance policy won’t cover any damage you do to someone else while you’re riding your motorcycle. However, if another driver hit you or caused the accident, their insurance policy should be the one paying for it. Since there are so many underinsured drivers in the San Diego area, it’s a good idea to get uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your own policy. This can help cover you in a motorcycle collision.

Get the Compensation You Need to Rebuild Your Life

Because motorcycle accidents almost always involve serious injuries, the compensation you’ll need to put your life back together will be significant. Motorcycle accident victims often require multiple surgeries, and extensive time in the hospital and out of work. In addition, a motorcycle accident can leave you with permanent injuries that will impact your way of life and your ability to earn a living. All of these losses are worthy of compensation from the liable party or parties and the insurance companies that represent them. While they have a moral obligation to pay you for the losses they’re responsible for, that doesn’t mean they will offer it willingly. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to lowball accident victims and pay them much less than their losses merit.

And our legal team at Jurewitz Law Group hates to see this happen. When we take on a motorcycle injury case, we do a thorough assessment of the ultimate costs of your injury, including current and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, mental trauma, changes to lifestyle, and much, much more.

Don’t Get Screwed by Insurance Companies

Our San Diego accident attorneys cannot be intimidated by big insurance companies and their unscrupulous lawyers. We will take a personal interest in your case and see to it that no one takes advantage of you. No one has the right to shirk their responsibility for injuring another person, no matter how deep their pockets are. Don’t get screwed, call Jurewitz Law Group for a free consultation by dialing (888) 233-5020.

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The Jurewitz Law Group did an amazing job handling my case and provided me with good information throughout my case.

-Van D.
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