Motorcycle Accidents

Injury Lawyer Representing Riders in the San Francisco Bay Area Counties

Biggs Law Office A.P.C., will evaluate your case at no cost and if we take your personal injury case we will not charge an attorney fee unless there is a recovery and you get compensation. If you have been in a motorcycle crash caused by a motor vehicle driver or road conditions, we want to be your lawyer.

There have been numerous incidences of distracted drivers causing motorcycle crashes. There have also been numerous cases where negligent road crews have created dangerous road conditions causing motorcycle crashes. If a motorcycle collision was caused by another motorist’s negligence, the victim can consult a personal injury attorney to help them bring a lawsuit, seeking compensation for these damages. San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer Michael S. Biggs of Biggs Law Office A.P.C. takes pride in helping people who have been wronged fight for the compensation that they deserve. He is tough and tenacious in the courtroom, unafraid to go to battle for you against insurers and other large companies or the government, for example municipal transit.

Contact us now to have your case evaluated and find out what your rights to compensation may be. We offer a fast response and flexible office hours. We look forward to representing you.

Establishing Liability in a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, and you believe that it was a result of another driver’s negligence, you can bring a personal injury claim against them. In an accident case, the plaintiff needs to show that the defendant failed to act with the appropriate level of care and that this failure was the direct cause of the injuries that they sustained. When it comes to operating a motor vehicle, the standard of care requires each of us to drive with the same skill and care that a prudent motorist would when faced with a similar set of facts.

This standard includes the many traffic rules and regulations that apply to California roads. In fact, if a plaintiff can prove that the defendant failed to adhere to a certain traffic law at the time of the crash, they will have a strong argument that the defendant acted negligently and should be liable. As a result, it is critical to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, to interview any witnesses, and to obtain a copy of any reports that were prepared regarding the crash, such as a police report. A motorcycle accident attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area can help you with this process.

After proving that the defendant failed to drive with due care, the plaintiff must show that there was a causal connection between this failure and the injuries that they sustained. One of the most common ways in which motorcyclists are hurt is when another driver fails to see the motorcyclist or fails to yield the right of way. Due to their smaller profile, motorcycles are more difficult to see than regular passenger vehicles or large trucks. If a driver fails to make sure that the way is clear before changing lanes, for example, the outcome can be disastrous for the motorcyclist.

California has adopted a pure comparative fault approach to assessing whether or not the plaintiff’s own negligence was a cause of their injuries. The defendant can present certain evidence suggesting that the plaintiff acted negligently, and the jury can reduce any verdict in the plaintiff’s favor by the percentage of fault that it may assign to the plaintiff.

Next, the plaintiff will offer evidence supporting the compensation that they are seeking in the lawsuit, including any medical or health care costs, missed wages or reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, future costs of treatment, disability, scarring and disfigurement, and other economic and non-economic damages.

Consult a Tenacious Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in San Francisco or Beyond

Motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous and deadly types of motor vehicle collisions in California. Whether you are facing moderate injuries that will heal in time, you have suffered permanent and life-altering injuries that will require ongoing future medical care, or you have lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s carelessness, San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney Michael S. Biggs wants to get you the compensation you deserve.. With offices located in San Francisco, and San Rafael, he provides personalized and vigorous legal counsel to victims in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. Contact us now at 415-789-5823 or contact us online to set up a no cost consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer.