Our motorcycle accident lawyers know: A motorcycle accident changes your life in a matter of minutes. Deadly motorcycle accidents occur as a car or truck turns left and fails to yield to the motorcyclist. Motorists unnerved by loud swerving motorcycles often fail to yield to them. Whether you were driving the car or the motorcycle, you need staunch legal representation to preserve your rights. The motorist tends to blame the motorcyclist for “causing the accident.”
Severe bodily harm and wrongful death often results from motorcycle accidents. Injuries range from lacerations and burns to broken bones, dismemberment, paralysis, brain damage, and disfigurement. Our attorneys help motorcyclists and motorists receive financial compensation for severe permanently disabling injuries.
California Motorcycle Law
You are guilty of contributory negligence as a motorcyclist if you do not comply with California’s motorcycle licensing laws. You must wear a helmet, drive with your light on at all times and carry liability insurance. California allows lane-splitting at less than 30 miles per hour. Motorcyclists may share lanes with cars changing lanes at speeds no greater than 10 miles per hour faster than the cars.
Our experienced motorcycle accident attorney looks for defective or poorly maintained equipment, poorly maintained roadways and dangerous weather to prove contributory negligence and liability for your accident. Our California law firm strives to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. You can expect compensation for:
- Rehabilitative car
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
Contact us at the Hogan Injury law offices for a free consultation if you were injured in a motorcycle accident while driving in the state of California. We have law offices in Modesto, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, the Silicon Valley, and Stockton. We offer flexible appointments if you are too badly injured to come into the office, and we charge no fees until we recover damages for you.