Oakland Personal Injury Lawyers
The natural beauty of the Bay Area can be great for riding motorcycles. But crashes are an unfortunate reality of the sport, and it's important to know your legal rights if you're involved in a motorcycle accident.
What if I crash on a motorcycle and insurance pays for it?
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in California, you should consult an attorney immediately to understand the process of recovering from the loss financially. You might think that if you are insured or if the other party is, there's no point to sue. That is false. Under the collateral source rule in California, you are entitled to recover your medical expenses from parties responsible for the accident, even if you were insured. Also, insurance won't always pay for all damages that can be recovered in a lawsuit, such as lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, future medical treatment, pain and suffering, and so on.
It is important that you find an attorney to represent you if you have crashed on a motorcycle and have suffered injuries, because the right attorney will maximize your recovery. You will want an attorney that thoroughly understands insurance and the litigation process. Never trust that insurance companies are looking out for you. Most of the time, they are trying to save all the money they can.
What do I do if I crash on my motorcycle and there's no other party involved?
Sometimes, people crash on motorcycles and there is no other party involved. That does not always mean there's no one to sue. People always crash for a reason, and often it's because of a dangerous condition of the roadway or some other condition that makes accidents more likely. In those cases, you may have a case against the city or state for negligence in maintaining the road or for improper signage. Also, the California Vehicle Code gives rights to motorcyclists that you should be aware of before electing not to sue.
Motorcycle Crash Medical Damages
Physicians are of course the best people to determine what injuries you have sustained in your motorcycle crash and what treatment is needed. However, it is often important to have a good personal injury attorney on your side to ensure that you are receiving the best and most thorough treatment available. A good personal injury attorney will also hire the right expert doctors to determine the nature and extent of your injuries to maximize your recovery.
Bay Area, East Bay, San Jose, Oakland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Bracamontes and Vlasak understand how to maximize recovery for plaintiffs involved in motorcycle accidents in the East Bay or greater Bay Area. We also know that recovering physically and financially from a motorcycle accident can be a very difficult experience. At BV Law we make recovery easier by prosecuting your case rigorously to get you the best result. Contact a San Francisco motorcycle crash attorney at Bracamontes & Vlasak today for a free consultation about your accident.