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Motorcycles are fun to drive and tend to be rather fuel efficient, yet this does come at a cost. Motorcyclists need to be extra careful on the road since they are more vulnerable to serious injury and dangerous auto collisions than other vehicles on the road. Even with a good motorcycle jacket and a helmet, road rash, broken bones, loss of limbs, spinal injuries, paralysis and other major injuries are possible. It is important that you speak with a skilled Motorcycle accident lawyer at the San Diego Injury Law Center right away. Motorcycle Accident Attorneys from our firm will be able to represent your legal interests and help you receive compensation for property damage and medical costs. If you have been injured in an accident, you need to contact a San Diego Auto Accident Lawyer at the San Diego Injury Law Center today. Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with no upfront costs 619-338-8230.
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Our beautiful city of San Diego is home to one of the most popular places to ride a motorcycle. From our stunning coastlines to our winding roads, motorcycles give riders an exhilarating way to explore the city. For some, motorcycles are an everyday way of transportation as they offer low fuel costs, faster commute times, and eliminate the need to find the perfect parking spot. While fellow drivers in San Diego may be a bit more aware of motorcycles on the road, tragic and fatal accidents still occur often (too often if you ask us).
With motorcycle accidents being an often occurrence, San Diego is equipped with experienced personal injury attorneys for motorcycle accident cases. Here are some motorcycle accident statistics in San Diego, California.
- More than 80% of motorcycle accidents result in a driver or passenger to suffer injury or worse, wrongful death.
- 33% of motorcycle accidents are the result of a vehicle driver entering the path of a motorcycle.
- More than 40% of fatal motorcycle accidents are alcohol related.
- The leading cause of death and injury as the result of a motorcycle accident is a head injury in a motorcycle accident.
- While helmets are required in San Diego, they only prevent some of the most common accident injuries at a rate of 29%.
- Most private health insurance only pays an average of 66% of costs associated with inpatient care for victims of a motorcycle crash.
Common injuries motorcycle riders face:
Motorcycle accidents typically result in some sort of injury and can even cause wrongful death. As you can imagine, the impact can result in injuries that affect victims for a lifetime. Therefore, it’s critical to receive a medical examination after a crash, even if you feel fine. It can take days, weeks, or months for injuries to surface. Here are some common injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident in San Diego.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- “Mild” Brain Injury
- Catastrophic head and bodily injury resulting in wrongful death
- Immobilization and paraplegia
- Spine trauma which can cause cervical, thoracic, and lumbar herniated discs
- Broken bones that require surgery or replacement such as the hip and pelvis area
- Serious injury to internal organs
- Collapsed lungs
- Fractures commonly to the shoulders, legs, arms, and other areas of the body
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in San Diego, get yourself the best legal representation in town. SDInjuryLaw offers free consultations and does not take a dime until we win your case.
How much does a motorcycle accident attorney cost?
The cost of an attorney is often assumed. But, here’s what you should know.
The San Diego Injury Law Center does not charge a fee until we win your case!
Since 2005 we’ve been helping San Diegans receive the maximum compensation possible. As personal injury specialists in San Diego, we know how to win your case and if you in fact have a worthy case of fighting. The first step is to take advantage of a free consultation and speak with one of our skilled attorneys.
We are a team of compassionate and loyal legal professionals that work every day to help others get the compensation they deserve and need to make a full recovery. Once we’ve heard your case, we can explain fees and what to expect. In the event we win, fees can be deducted from the total awarded settlement amount. Plus, we’ll even advance all costs and get you the medical care you need.
What should you do if you are a victim of a motorcycle accident?
Immediately after the accident, get to safety and call the police or 911 (if able). You should also leave on your helmet and gear as you may be in a vulnerable position. By the time you get to reading this, you’ve likely made it out of the scene of the accident. Now, it’s time to get an attorney if you’ve suffered injuries. Remember, that injuries do not always have to be broken bones. Things such as emotional distress, anxiety, lost wages, and more can be considered injury. You may be entitled to more compensation than you think, and rightfully so you probably deserve it. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you get more compensation while simplifying the process and getting justice. While most do take a percentage of the award or settlement, you’ll likely still walk away with a lot more money and time than if you try to fight the case yourself.
How long does a motorcycle accident claim take to settle?
The amount of time it takes to settle a motorcycle accident claim can vary depending on the circumstances. For example, if there’s a settlement, the claim can be resolved much faster than if it goes to trial. While you can expect insurance claims to be resolved in 85 days of filing or less, some legal suits can take years. Your attorney should have a more accurate estimate of how long your case will take once they have more information.
How long do you have to file a motorcycle injury claim in San Diego?
In the state of California, San Diego included, there’s a statute of limitation of two years from the date of the accident. This means you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. A claim must be filed in order to receive compensation.
How much can I get from a motorcycle accident claim?
We wish it was as easy as using a motorcycle accident compensation calculator, but it’s not. Settlements can range from thousands to millions, all depending on the facts. To get an accurate estimate of what you might be entitled to, contact a personal injury lawyer. The San Diego Injury Law Center offers free consultations. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you should take advantage of the opportunity to receive legal advice from one of the best personal injury attorneys in San Diego. If you allow us to take on your case, we will fight for justice without collecting any payment until we win.
How can a San Diego Motorcycle Accident Attorney help me?
For so many reasons, you should contact a San Diego Motorcycle Accident Attorney if you’ve been injured in an accident. During this time, your focus should be recovering – not legal stress. Let the attorney handle the legal side of the equation and get you the maximum compensation. Here are just a few ways an attorney can help:
- Help determine how much compensation to sue for
- Create a factual case to prove why you’re entitled to compensation
- Collect facts and evidence to support your case
- Reduce stress while saving you time and hassle
- Maximize settlements
- Valuable legal insight
- Facilitate all inquiries and court claims
- Offer don’t pay until we win services
What are the most dangerous roads and intersections in San Diego for motorcyclists?
Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. As a motorcyclist it’s important to assume that other drivers do not see you. While you may not be able to prevent an accident, this assumption can help you take extra precaution when on the road. Getting places fast is a perk of riding a motorcycle, but arriving safely is most important. Among some of the most dangerous roads and intersections in San Diego we highlight the following:
- Cabrillo Parkway
What should I do after I was involved in a motorcycle accident in San Diego?
Preparing for an accident before it ever occurs can help you prepare. After an accident you may be in shock which can impair your judgment and thinking. Worse, you may be severely injured and unable to help yourself. Even if you’re injured you may be able to communicate to another party about what steps to take after an accident. It’s often first instinct to jump in and try to help injured parties. While it’s important to make sure all are safe, call for help as soon as possible. Here are some steps to take following a motorcycle accident:
- Get to safety
One accident can cause other accidents. If you’re in a dangerous position and able to get to safety, do so. Do your best to stay calm in the moment.
- Call 911
Calling for help as soon as possible is critical, especially if there are injuries. While a witness hopefully is the first to pick up and call – don’t assume. Call for help yourself unless you’ve confirmed that help is on the way.
- Seek medical attention
Even if you don’t feel or notice an injury, you still need to seek medical attention. Commonly, injuries do not present themselves right away. Medical records will help establish proof that injuries are a result of the accident.
- Get help (lawyer and insurance)
Of equal importance to receiving medical attention is ensuring you get the justice you deserve. It’s important to contact insurance, but remember, their bottom line is dollars – regardless of what their mission or representative says. Before sending them documents or disclosing more information than needed, contact a personal injury attorney at 619-338-8230.