Always wear a protective helmet, a thick jacket, sturdy pants, and thick gloves. Good protective gear will mitigate the severity of your injuries if you are injured in a motorcycle accident.
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Absolutely never operate a motorcycle while intoxicated. If you consume any alcohol whatsoever, be mindful if you are also taking prescription medications, many of which should never be combined with alcohol. If you are found to be under the influence, it will be difficult to prove that you are not… CONTINUE
There are situations where we have had to litigate motorcycle accidents caused by defective road conditions. We have successfully litigated road design cases against cities, counties, CalTrans, and utility companies.
No! Speak with an experienced injury lawyer. Do not give a detailed statement to the other party’s insurance adjuster, especially if they want to tape record it. Do not sign waivers and releases for them to obtain your entire medical history. Do not provide them your Social Security number. Some… CONTINUE
Motorcyclists are inherently vulnerable to accidents that cause death and catastrophic injuries. Ride defensively. Use your lights. Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. Scan for traffic far out so that you can anticipate potential problems upstream. Avoid situations that are beyond your skill and experience. I advise my motorcyclist… CONTINUE
Let’s say your friend is riding a motorcycle in San Francisco and you are his injured passenger. Could a motorcycle accident lawyer take both of them as clients? If there is a real dispute as to whether your friend might be at fault, this means you, the motorcycle passenger, may… CONTINUE
Believe it or not, you may still have a case. If your license is expired, suspended, or revoked, and you get into an accident that is not your fault, you should still consult a capable injury attorney.
They could. It depends on the facts. Even though it is a hit-and-run situation, your insurance company is still entitled to examine how its own insured was conducting himself. For example, was the motorcyclist driving too fast? Was the motorcyclist changing lanes in a dangerous fashion? Did the motorcyclist fail… CONTINUE
In the event that the hit-and-run driver escaped and was never located, there still may be recovery for your damages from your own insurance company. In an under-insured motorist case where a motorcyclist is a victim, we would file a claim and an arbitration demand with the motorcyclist’s insurance company…. CONTINUE
When one is struck in a rear-end collision, the head normally thrusts backwards and strikes the headrest, then it whips forward and back again. That whipping motion can cause rotational forces in the brain that result in a traumatic brain injury. The victim may have a classic whiplash injury that… CONTINUE