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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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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.

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
  • The municipality responsible for maintaining the roadway
  • 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

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.

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The biggest mistake injured motorcyclists make is thinking that a motorcycle accident claim is just like an auto accident claim and any lawyer can handle their case.

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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