As attorneys who represent motorcycle accident victims in Oakland, we can tell you that police reports are often slanted against motorcyclists. Even when the evidence points to negligence on the part of the person in the four-wheeled vehicle, there is a strong tendency to blame the victim.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Oakland
At the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our lawyers stick up for the rights of motorcycle riders in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area. If you have been seriously injured as a rider or a passenger in a motorcycle accident, call us at (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Investigating Motorcycle Accidents in Oakland
Most car-motorcycle collisions occur because the driver of the car:
- Made a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle
- Pulled out or backed onto a road in front of the motorcycle
- Ran a red light or stop sign
In most cases, there is nothing the motorcyclist could have done to avoid the accident. To collect and preserve evidence of liability, our attorneys get investigators to crash scenes quickly and we hire experts who can find clues in the skid marks, accident debris and vehicle damage. If the car is equipped with a “black box” data recorder, we will examine it for evidence of what the driver was doing in the moments before the crash.
In a recent accident case, the police department concluded that our client was 100 percent at fault for the accident. We hired investigators, interviewed witnesses and retained accident reconstructionist experts. The insurance company paid $3.8 million to settle the case.
Contact Our Oakland Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Today!
Contact us 24/7 at (650) 345-8484 or leave a message online to learn how Oakland motorcycle accident lawyers can help. The sooner we can investigate your motorcycle crash, the better your chances of recovering full damages.