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San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Quick actions are mandatory if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. The risk of suffering from a serious or life-threatening injury is always at it’s highest as a motorcyclist.
Our experienced San Diego motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover:
- Lost wages
- Future Wages
- Damaged property
- Compensation for
- expensive medical bills
We’re The Best Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Diego
Accidents don’t happen to an individual too often, but when they do, things can get ugly….FAST. Call us today for a free consultation and case evaluation before speaking to any insurance company. Listed below are the steps you should take after being involved in a wreck.
- Get To Safety: If you are able to, move to a safer area, away from any possible risk.
- Take Photos: If possible, take pictures of both your motorcycle and all vehicles involved.
- Gather Witnesses: Ask any people who have helped you if they are willing to assist you as a witness.
- Seek Medical Attention: Go to the ER as soon as possible. We recommend going via Ambulance, but that is completely up to you. Just make sure that you seek attention for your injuries.
- Call San Diego Injury Attorneys: Our Motorcycle Lawyers are on standby 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.
- Stay Consistent With Medical Appointments: We will schedule appointments with you and a healthcare specialist to evaluate your injuries. It is extremely important that you attend all scheduled appointments. Gaps in treatment rarely convert into a successful case.
According to statistics, in 2015, 13% of motorists didn’t have insurance. If you’re a motorcyclist who doesn’t have insurance or a license and you get into an accident there are several things you should be aware of.
You need to know what kind of motorcycle crash could happen, and what steps you need to take to establish that you’re not the one at fault. Keep reading below to find out more about how to deal with this difficult situation.
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
When it comes to matters like these, it helps to think about the common causes of a motorcycle crash. In terms of motorcyclist errors, it could be due to risky maneuvers, like lane splitting. This is when a motorcyclist rides between lanes of traffic.
This is against the law in some states, but just because it’s illegal it doesn’t necessarily make it the cause of the crash at all times. However, by virtue of law violations, it may increase the percentage of liability. There would need to be an evaluation done to see if lane splitting was the cause of the accident.
Other motorcyclist errors that can lead to a crash include intoxication and speeding. But what leads to most motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles?
More often than not, motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles tend to be the result of the carelessness of other motorists.
Many times other drivers fail to properly share the road with motorcyclists. Or, poor visibility prevents a driver from seeing the motorcycle. This is especially so in the case of congested traffic.
Drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road can also potentially cause a motorcycle accident. This includes those who are eating, changing music behind the wheel, or using a mobile device.
How Negligence Impacts A Motorcycle Crash Claim
In most cases, not having a license does not impact liability in an accident. However, some people may argue that riding without a license qualifies as a type of negligence. This relates to the idea that someone without a license lacks the proper training required to avoid an accident.
At the end of the day though, liability comes down to who actually caused the accident. This involves determining who acted in a careless or reckless manner and caused the motorcycle crash or accident.
It’s possible to not have a license and also not be at fault for the crash. You may still receive a citation, but it wouldn’t factor into what caused the collision.
In some cases, no matter what degree of fault there is in an accident, damages can still be rewarded to the culpable person. Even if a person was found 99% responsible, compensation should be available for that one percent of damages suffered.
How To Establish You Are Not At Fault For The Accident
Depending on where you live, the amount you are at fault may change significantly. To find out about no-fault laws and whether your state has one, California No-Fault Laws.
Other ways to help prove fault in a motorcycle crash include using documentation. This can show how the other party was responsible and prove your innocence in the accident.
This documentation could include witness testimonies, photographs, witness contact information, and notes regarding the other driver’s contact information and insurance company.
These are all very important when it comes to filing a claim against another driver. Filling out an accident report is also a vital component of this process, especially if someone was injured or if the total property damages came to at least $1,500.
However, if law enforcement investigated the accident, the accident report is not required. It’s important that this report is handed in as soon as possible. Usually, transportation departments require them within 72 hours of the accident.
Once this has been filled and mailed to the correct department, you should also go about filing an accident claim. This will help you prove that the other driver is the one who was at fault. To file this claim, contact the other driver’s insurance company and report the accident.
Once you’re done with the accident claim, you’ll present the evidence mentioned above, which could include photos and accident details. This will then be used to establish that the other driver is to blame for the accident that occurred.
What Do Our Clients Say?
I was hit by an uninsured driver and didn’t know what to do next. I found Chris online and the rest was such a relief. Paola is also assisting me by handling all of my medical appointments and keeping my case in order. We haven’t settled yet, but we will soon!
I got in a pretty bad car accident in July of 2015. I was rear ended so bad that my car was labeled as a total loss. I looked around for a good attorney for a few weeks. After reading reviews, and talking to friends, the name Chris Mova with Mova Law Group came up the most. So, I decided to call him to see if I wanted to hire him. Chris personally talked to me on the phone, explained what my options were and asked me if I wished to meet him face-to-face at his office. I met him at his office a few days later and I decided to hire him. Chris fought hard with the insurance company, they weren't being reasonable in the beginning. It wasn't until he showed them a copy of the lawsuit he planned on filing that they finally decided to pay for my injury. He is as aggressive of a lawyer as I have seen (based on his letters to the insurance company), but yet so friendly and nice with me.
I recently had a case where a large insurance firm denied my claim despite their insured admitting guilt. After contacting Chris, he walked me through the steps I should take which included filing a small claims case. Chris’s quick advice on matters as simple as court room etiquette, posture and deference, I believe made a difference in my case and as a result I won the case. He’s a consummate professional and I will continue to use him for legal consul.
Listen up people! By far the best experience I've had with an attorney. Chris and his team really care about your well being to get you medical attention. I had a serious car accident in August 2018. The other party had no insurance or license. Therefore, because I did have uninsured motorist insurance, Mova Law Group was able to leverage my uninsured motorist funds to pay his costs, my medical attention costs and a settlement check to cover additionally expenses which turned out to be 2 times what I thought and I received that check within 7 months. Thank you Mova Law Group.