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Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving the San Francisco and San Jose, CA, Area

Many aspects of owning and operating a motorcycle have contributed to an increase in its popularity. In 2001 there were nearly five million motorcycles registered nationwide. With gasoline prices rising, many people opt to ride motorcycles to save money. Motorcycles are also vastly smaller than automobiles and thus, easier to park. A lot of businesses even offer motorcycle-specific parking. Riding a motorcycle can also grant the rider a feeling of freedom and exhilaration. While there are many benefits to riding a motorcycle, accompanying this are also some very serious risks.

Accident Data

As with other automobiles, motorcyclists experience a significant number of accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports on car, truck, and motorcycle accidents annually. Their findings reveal the tragic nature of motorcycle accidents.

  • Motorcycle accident fatalities have risen every year between 1995 - 2008.
  • California reported 394 motorcycle fatalities in 2009.
  • Motorcycle accidents contribute to 13% of all traffic fatalities in California.
  • Nationwide, in 2008, there were 96,000 injuries due to motorcycle accidents.

Causation and Negligence

Other driver negligence contributes largely to many motorcycle related accidents in San Francisco. Negligence is when a driver doesn't exert reasonable or responsible care in a situation, leading to an accident. Drivers have what is known as a "duty of care" to other motorists (including motorcyclists) and pedestrians they encounter. When a driver fails to exert this care, also knows as a "breach of duty", then they are considered negligent. Some examples of negligence that are attributed to San Francisco motorcycle accidents are:

  • Excessive speed
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)
  • Wreckless driving
  • Ignoring posted signage
  • Making illegal U-turns

Motorcycles are considerably smaller than other automobiles, making them more difficult for drivers to spot. Simply put, other motorists need to be more careful when driving to ensure the safety of motorcycle riders. It is the right of the motorcyclist to be on the same road as regular automobiles. Their smaller size also means that when involved in accidents with automobiles, they incur massive amounts of damage compared to the car or truck involved. Riders often experience much more severe injuries as well, compared to drivers / passengers. Some injuries common to motorcycle accidents are:

  • Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Fractured or Broken Limbs
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

A large number of San Francisco motorcycle accidents occur in intersections. Drivers making turns will forget to check their blind spot, begin to turn, and then subsequently strike a motorcyclist. Cars pulling out of parking spots and driveways also contribute to a number of motorcycle accidents. The motorcycles smaller size makes them more difficult to spot as they can be easily undetected behind other parked cars. Despite having a smaller size, other drivers must still exert reasonable care when driving to prevent motorcycle accidents.

Take Action

Motorcycle accidents can cause severe and life changing injuries to riders in San Francisco. Sadly, many riders die each year as the result of other driver negligence. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, contact one of our experienced San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys today. Here at Alexander Law Group, we have decades of extensive experience handling motorcycle accident cases. Our firm has helped clients recover millions of dollars in damages for the pain and suffering they have incurred as a result of their motorcycle accidents. Below you'll find a brief recount of a few of the cases we have won for our clients.

  • $4.5 million recovered for a man riding a Kawasaki ZX6 after a car made an illegal U-turn.
  • $675,000 recovered for a man after his motorcycle was struck by another motorist.
  • $925,000 recovered for a traffic officer struck while riding by a car making an illegal U-turn.

* Because all cases are different, these figures do not represent a guarantee of outcome.

The San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys at Alexander Law Group will passionately work with you to procure all possible monetary compensation you are entitled to after your injury. Our goal is to help our clients receive proper compensation for their pain and suffering as the result of motorcycle accidents. We realize that this is a difficult time for you and know it can be hard to associate a dollar amount to an injury. Fortunately, this is an area our attorneys specialize in. Our results speak for themselves. You can reach one of our San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys at 1.888.777.1776. Alternatively, you can reach us by e-mail and we will get back to you promptly.

When our firm accepts cases, we operate on a contingent fee basis. Simply stated, if we don't win your case, you don't pay anything.

After your motorcycle accident, you need knowledgeable attorneys on your side. We are here to help you with your motorcycle accident case. We have the experience needed to succeed. We are here to fight for you.

Please call or contact us today.

While the results that we have obtained in other cases and our clients' testimonials do not guarantee, promise or predict the outcome of your case, we do promise to do our very best for you in your case.

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