When a car runs into a motorcyclist, the first words you hear from the driver are usually, “I didn’t see you!” While the driver may be apologetic and seem genuinely sorry immediately after the crash, when it comes time to pay the bill his or her attitude can change.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Jose
At the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys represent motorcycle accident victims in San Jose and throughout the Bay Area. If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash, call us at (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Protecting Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident in San Jose
It’s not unusual for the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company to attempt to shift blame to the motorcyclist after an accident. California is a comparative fault state, and your recovery from a personal injury lawsuit can be reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you.
Most car-motorcycle collisions are the fault of the person in the four-wheeled vehicle. Some of the most common accidents occur when a car:
- Makes a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle
- Backs out of a driveway in the path of a motorcycle
- Runs a red light or stop sign, striking a motorcyclist who has the right of way
Drivers and their insurance companies often try to shift blame by saying the motorcyclist was speeding or driving recklessly — even though there is usually nothing the motorcyclist could have done to avoid the accident. If the defense claims that you were 50 percent at-fault for an accident because you were speeding, your financial recovery could be reduced by 50 percent.
To protect your right to full compensation, you should contact our lawyers as soon as possible so we can collect and preserve evidence of liability such as skid marks, vehicle damage, witness reports and automobile black box records (if the car was so equipped). Our attorneys have secured favorable settlements and verdicts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in the contested liability cases.
Contact Our San Jose Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Today!
Contact us 24/7 at (650) 345-8484 or leave a message online to learn how our San Jose motorcycle accident lawyers can help. The sooner we can investigate your motorcycle crash, the better your chances of recovering full damages.