San Diego Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Aggressive California Motorcycle Crash Lawyers
When motorcyclists are involved in an auto accident, they often obtain serious injuries, and fatalities are not uncommon. Without the protection of an enclosed vehicle, motorcyclists are very vulnerable in a collision with a car or truck. Even in California, where there is a mandatory helmet law, motorcycle accidents that result in serious injury or death are frequent occurrences. At Martinez & Schill LLP, our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers help victims of motorcycle accidents obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in California
There are many different causes of motorcycle accidents. In many cases collisions with motorcycles occur when a driver in a car or truck fails to see the motorcycle. The can happen due to poor weather conditions, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, or failing to check blind spots. A large percentage of motorcycle accidents occur when a driver does not see the motorcycle while making a left-hand turn. In most cases, the turning vehicle is at fault for causing the accident.
California is the only state in which lane-splitting, or driving in between rows of stopped or slow-moving cars, is legal. Even though it is legal it can still be dangerous to a motorcycle operator. Liability in an accident involving lane-splitting is very subjective and can be based on the opinions of police officer and judge. Our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers have the knowledge of California law and the experience necessary to effectively advocate for our clients rights in cases involving lane-splitting.
In order to obtain maximum compensation in a motorcycle accident case, it is important to always prepare for trial. We are able to successfully settle most motor vehicle accident cases, but we are always prepared to argue on our client’s behalf before a judge and jury.
Hiring an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney to handle your motorcycle accident claim is essential. If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, contact us to learn how we can assist you. We offer free consultations and are available to make house (or hospital) calls if you cannot travel. We offer our services on a contingency basis and are only paid when we win your case. Call (619) 512-5995 to reach our attorneys in San Diego or (951) 200-4630 for our Riverside office.