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San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accident fatalities have been registering double-digit increases each year in recent years. Even with government efforts to educate the public about motorcyclist safety, the number of accidents has been increasing, and they have been far more serious. Part of the reason is that drivers show less regard for the safety of others on the road. When you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

The bills can pile up almost immediately after a motorcycle accident. In addition, the legal process can begin whether you are ready or not because the insurance company responsible for paying you may try to begin it for you. Motorcycle accident victims cannot afford to be unrepresented for a second after an accident. The risks to you are too great. In addition, it takes time to resolve a motorcycle accident case, so you must start soon. The first step in the process that you must take is to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who will roll their sleeves up and get right to work on your behalf.

Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents

It is a sad truth that California drivers are actually getting worse. Besides a general lowered respect for traffic laws and growing selfishness on the part of drivers who want to do what they want when they want, motorists are also more distracted than ever. Here are some of the common ways that motorists can cause serious motorcycle accidents:

  • Tailgating a motorcyclist because the driver is speeding and driving recklessly
  • Not seeing a motorcyclist because the driver is on their phone or otherwise driving distracted
  • Carelessly changing lanes without properly checking the blind spot
  • Making an illegal left turn and cutting across the motorcyclist’s lane
  • Hitting the motorcyclist when the driver is under the influence of alcohol

How to Make Your Motorcycle Accident Case Stronger

Your lawyer can help make your case stronger by doing the following:

  • Investigating and reviewing the facts to determine the proper defendant in your case (you might sue the driver, the manufacturer of the motorcycle in a product liability lawsuit, or the government if the accident was caused by poor roadway condition)
  • Gathering the evidence that you need to prove your side of the story because without it, you would not be in a position to receive financial compensation
  • Connecting you with the best medical providers to ensure you have the best chance to recover from your injuries.
  • Valuing your claim because not knowing how much your claim is worth will cost you money when it comes to settlement negotiations

Proving Negligence Is a Must in Your Motorcycle Accident Case

Before you can negotiate an actual settlement offer, you need to prove that someone else was at fault for the accident. Your case starts from zero, meaning that the other party is presumed not to have caused the crash until you can prove otherwise.

Your goal is to demonstrate that someone else was negligent in your motorcycle accident. The examples of wrongful driver actions that we described above would be considered negligence in a motorcycle accident case. Negligence is when someone falls short of the standard of care expected of them under the circumstances by acting in a way that a reasonable person would not have. A reasonable person exercises care on the road and follow traffic laws. If they do not, they must pay for the harm that they caused.

The Statute of Limitations for a Motorcycle Accident Claim

Another reason why you must begin the legal process quickly is that you only have two years to file a lawsuit after you were injured. The statute of limitations is a strict time limit, after which you lose the right to sue. If you want time to negotiate with the insurance company, you need to file the claim now because you should be prepared to file a court case if you cannot settle your claim. There are other compelling reasons not to wait to begin your case, but the statute of limitations is a backdrop for your case.

How Much Your Motorcycle Accident Case May Be Worth

Motorcycle accidents are usually worth more than other types of cases. There is no special rule that governs motorcycle cases. It is just that your injuries in a motorcycle accident are worse. You do not need to bear the additional risk – if a driver hits you, it is their legal issue.

The numbers for the average settlement are all over the place. What you should focus on is your case and getting as much money as you can for your injuries.

A good motorcycle accident settlement would pay you for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Emotional distress

Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may run up against the policy limits of the driver’s coverage. When that happens, you can file a claim against your own insurance policy. Then, you end up having to negotiate and deal with two insurance companies, which can be double the difficulty because both do not want to pay you. If you exhaust both insurance policy coverages, the driver would be personally liable for the rest of your damages.

Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

It would be best if you had someone to look out for during the legal process necessary to get financial compensation. You cannot count on the insurance company to look out for you. They are most concerned with paying out little to nothing on your claim. It would be our job, as your lawyer, to protect you and fight for you to get as much money as you can. Without an attorney, your legal rights are unprotected and will be compromised.

Call a San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in a motorcycle crash, the attorneys at DPI Injury Attorneys will work diligently on your behalf to help you reach the end goal of getting top dollar for your injuries. You can start the legal process today by simply contacting us. We will schedule your free initial consultation.

What our clients say
Conrad Keitabangs

This law firm is the best in San Diego, South California. Unbelievable, I got more than what I was expecting in my accident case. Lawyer D’Egidio is an amazing Lawyer with a kind heart, respect, patience, and outstanding performance. I will recommend this Law firm to anyone and most importantly, they will do the work for you at any time and more so any help you need will be done accordingly.

Claudia Ignacio

Unfortunately, accidents happen and when it happens you can count on Irving and Arthur to help you. My car accident was not huge, but Irving treated me with respect and both Irving and Arthur worked hard to get me the best settlement under the circumstances. I trust them to provide you with an honest advice because they actually care about their clients.

Jose Garcia

Working with Arthur has been great from the beginning, he has been straight forward and represented me well. Got me very well compensated from my motorcycle accident. Will be referring them for sure.

Lisbette Baltazar

They are some of the best attorneys in SoCal when it comes to litigating personal injury cases. I am especially impressed by attorney Irving Pedroza. He is tenacious, knowledgable, and a true advocate for his clients. Without a doubt, I would recommend them to my family and friends.

Stephen O'Brien

Mr. Pedroza and his team did an excellent job walking me through the entire process, and litigating the case. My questions were always answered in a timely manner, and we reached a settlement that was in the expected range. Thank you.

Hudson Lasley

They helped me to navigate the complicated and confusing legal world after I had a car accident and settled my case much faster than I was expecting. I can’t say enough good things about them. I highly recommend this firm.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I am partially to blame for the motorcycle accident?

California law allows you to receive some amount of financial compensation, even if you were partially to blame. So long as you were anything less than 100 percent to blame for the accident, you can recover money, but it would be reduced by the amount that you were at fault. Blaming the victim is one of the insurance company’s favorite tactics.

What happens if my loved one dies in a motorcycle accident?

Your family could then file a wrongful death claim. Your family’s personal injury would be the loss of your loved one. You can be paid back for your own damages that you suffered when your loved one died.

What happens if I cannot participate at all in the legal process?

You do not have to. Your motorcycle accident lawyer can handle all the details. While you may need to testify if you can, your case would not suffer because your capacity has been diminished in a motorcycle accident.