Motorcycle Lawyer San Diego
Unfortunately, people who don’t ride (including lawyers) are unusually quick to judge and jump to the mistaken conclusion that it’s always the rider’s fault because they are by nature reckless individuals. This is largely attributable to our society’s misconceptions about motorcyclists. But as any rider certainly knows, most collisions are caused by drivers. In fact, we as motorcyclists have gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid any type of accident since even a low-speed impact with a vehicle could be fatal or lead to serious bodily injuries. People who have not been on a motorcycle will never understand this mind set. They have the misguided belief that if someone is a careful person they would never make the decision to get on a motorcycle. They don’t get it. They haven’t seen first-hand what we see on a daily basis. Put them on a motorcycle for one day and they would see how cars are constantly cutting us off, pulling out in front of us, and violating our right of way. Then they would show a complete 180 degree shift in their thinking. This is our job as your motorcycle lawyer and what truly sets us apart from other attorneys. We have the ability to make non-riders see things from our (the rider’s) perspective so that they can understand what goes on out on the road and realize that motorcyclists are the ones encountering right of way violations on a constant basis.
Drivers Don’t See Motorcycle Riders
Our award-winning motorcycle lawyer is an avid rider and is keenly aware of the issues confronted by motorcyclists. As he points out, “drivers just don’t see us; they cut us off all the time. Yet when there is a crash, we as riders are the first to be blamed.” The truth is: one of the most frequent causes of a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle is the driver not seeing the rider. In fact, when questioned by our lawyers, many drivers admit that they never saw the rider. Only a lawyer who is a motorcyclist will understand these unique issues faced by riders and be able to effectively represent you. We ride. We know how to win. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our aggressive, award-winning motorcycle accident lawyer will fight to protect your rights as a rider and obtain the maximum compensation that you deserve.
We Stand Behind Motorcyclists
You have an uphill battle to convince the legal system (including lawyers) that you had the right of way, which as any motorcyclist knows you likely did. Our motorcycle lawyer is a rider, a fellow motorcyclist who can relate to you. We know first-hand the dangers faced by motorcyclists. We are constantly swerving to avoid being knocked onto the ground by careless drivers. We understand you, fully believe in you, and are totally invested in your legal matter. We treat you as family. We stand behind motorcyclists and ensure you receive justice.
The most important thing to us is your health. The first thing your motorcycle lawyer will do is to make sure you are receiving proper medical care. Your lawyer will also secure payment for your hospital and doctor bills. You have enough to deal with on the road to physical recovery; we don’t want you to have to deal with the added pressure of financial stress. With an expert motorcycle lawyer protecting your legal rights and aggressively fighting to recover compensation for your injuries and loss of earning capacity, you can focus all of your energy on recuperating.
How a Motorcycle Lawyer Will Protect Your Rights
There are many important legal steps that must be taken to protect your important legal rights. Your lawyer will investigate the scene where the collision occurred. Your lawyer will interview witnesses and obtain their statements as soon as possible. As the days and weeks pass, memories will fade and critical information that could help you prove your position will disappear. If there was video surveillance from a nearby store, your lawyer will obtain the video immediately because most businesses overwrite video footage every couple of weeks. There are many other things that must be done during the days after an accident in order to protect your rights.
Lane Splitting, and Eyewitnesses
Ordinary people driving a car see a motorcycle lane splitting and assume that the motorcycle rider must be reckless since it would certainly be reckless if they did the same thing with their car. They don’t understand the California Highway Patrol’s stance and policy on lane splitting. They are unfamiliar with the rules of the road applicable to riders. They don’t understand the sheer amount of available space between vehicles for a motorcycle to split lanes and safely pass between two cars. Therefore, eye witnesses are frequently biased against riders, and subconsciously will recount the details of a collision in such a way that places the blame on the motorcyclist. Police officers, unless they are motorcyclists, fall victim to the same line of erroneous thinking exhibited by eye witnesses. Our motorcycle lawyer will be able to spot such biased witnesses statements and officer statements in police reports and immediately begin taking appropriate steps to address these inaccuracies. If a report appears to be unfairly biased against a rider, our motorcycle accident lawyer has the knowledge and knowhow to interview witnesses while the events of the accident are still fresh in their minds and obtain statements that will be key pieces of evidence for proving your case. Prompt interviews conducted by an attorney, and the key witness statements that can be obtained therefrom, are often critical both for presenting your legal demand to an insurance company and for proving your case in a Court of Law.
Injured Rider Program
Under our Injured Rider Program, your motorcycle lawyer will handle your motorcycle damage claim as a courtesy when handling your personal injury claim. As an injured rider, we don’t charge for handling your motorcycle damage claim. We’ll get your motorcycle fixed or replaced, including an accounting for any aftermarket parts, simply as an added benefit to you as a valued client of our firm. It’s just one more way that we help fellow riders and it lets you direct your attention to physical recovery and rehabilitation.
Talk to an Attorney
Contact Injury Law Group now for help and speak to a motorcycle attorney who is also a rider and who truly understands and believes in you. We are dedicated motorcycle lawyers who fight for the rights of riders, and there is no fee until we recover money for you. We’ll make sure that you receive the medical treatment you need and the financial compensation you are entitled to under the law. Let an aggressive motorcycle lawyer protect your legal rights, while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Call now and speak directly to your motorcycle attorney.