We can’t tell you the number of times that police reports and witness accounts were unfairly slanted against the motorcyclist. There is a strong bias against the victim in motorcycle accidents, even though the evidence usually points to a negligent auto driver. If you have been seriously injured or lost a husband, wife, brother, sister, son, daughter or any other family member in a motorcycle accident; call us at 650-345-8484 to arrange a free case evaluation or contact us online to learn more information.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Mateo
The law firm of Galine, Frye & Fitting in San Mateo, California has a record of success in overcoming this bias to convince the insurance companies or a jury to award full compensation to our clients. We have secured favorable settlements and verdicts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in these tough cases.
Because of the massive injuries and future impact, you need experience like ours. Contact us immediately for a free case evaluation and prompt investigation.
Investigating Motorcycle Accidents
Most motorcycle accidents occur because the driver of the car didn’t see the motorcycle — left turns at intersections, pulling out or backing onto a road, running a red light or stop sign.
We get investigators to the crash scene quickly and we hire experts who understand cycle crashes — human factors experts and accident reconstructionists who can find clues in the skid marks, debris and the car’s “black box” data recorder. We hunt for witnesses not listed on the police report, and we have challenged the stories of those who were only guessing when they blamed the cyclist. For immediate help from San Mateo motorcycle lawyers call 650-345-8484 or email us for more information.
In a recent case, a police department concluded that GFF’s client was 100% at fault for the accident. The lawyers at GFF hired investigators, interviewed witnesses and retained accident reconstructionist experts. The insurance company paid $3.8 million to settle the case
Documenting Injuries & Dealing With Insurance Companies
We work with other professionals to document the extensive and often catastrophic injuries: broken legs or pelvis, head trauma, back and neck injuries, knee injuries and shoulder injuries, severe “road rash” or brain damage.
Motorcycle accidents have unique insurance issues. Most riders have no MedPay coverage for the huge hospital bills; we can work with doctors to arrange later payment from the settlement. We commonly have to fight the cyclist’s own insurance company for uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage.
Do You Know Your Motorcycle Policy?
If you survived this accident with relatively minor injuries, your insurance or the negligent driver’s should cover the damages. Next time may be worse. Our attorneys advise every client on how much insurance to carry in the future, especially high UM/UIM limits. This inexpensive extra protection is critical if you are hospitalized or need surgery.
Contacting a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Contact us 24/7 at 650-345-8484 or leave a message online to learn how we can help. The sooner we can investigate your motorcycle crash, the better your chances of recovering full damages.