The Most Dangerous Intersections for Motorcyclists in California

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Do you frequently drive through an intersection that’s a magnet for accidents? Almost every city in California has certain accident-prone areas that are constantly in the news for crashes. It’s nerve-wracking for a motorcyclist! Any time you pass through one of these dangerous intersections, you’re at risk of severe injury from a crash. Motorcycle accidents […]

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What Happens When a Motorcyclist is Doored? Who’s at Fault?

What Happens When a Motorcyclist is Doored? Who’s at Fault?

You probably don’t give much thought to flinging your car door open. It’s something you’ve done thousands of times! But for a motorcyclist, an open car door can be the start of a nightmare. When a door appears in front of your bike, it’s extremely difficult to stay upright, avoid swerving into traffic, and prevent […]

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Consequences of Unsafe Motorcycle Lane Changes

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An unsafe lane change happens any time a driver shifts from one lane to another without taking proper precautions. It’s not just a bad idea; it’s illegal! California law is clear about what constitutes an unsafe lane change for a motorcyclist or any other motorist. Drivers may only change lanes when it’s safe to do […]

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How to Prevent a Blind Spot Motorcycle Accident

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Blindspot collisions are a constant threat for motorcyclists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the #1 cause of motorcycle blind spot accidents is “failure to see,” meaning the motorcyclist was invisible to the other driver until the moment of impact. By NHTSA estimates, there are more than 800,000 blind spot accidents in the […]

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What To Do If You Are Broadsided On Your Motorcycle

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Being broadsided on your motorcycle is a nightmare for anyone who rides. One moment you’re enjoying the fresh air of a California motorcycle trip, and the next you’re sprawled on the pavement. You could have severe and life-changing injuries after being broadsided, especially if it happens at high speed on a highway. Broadsides at intersections […]

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$95,000 Settlement for Motorcycle vs. Commercial Truck Accident

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When a trucker U-turned into a motorcyclist’s path, the resulting crash left the motorcyclist with severe wounds and deep scars. This is a real story about a motorcycle vs. commercial truck crash that happened right here in California. Our client, the motorcyclist, was innocently riding down the street just before the accident. He had no […]

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$135,000+ Settlement for Motorcycle vs. Rideshare Accident

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If you’ve ever been curious about what happens if someone hits you on your motorcycle, read on. This is a real story about a client at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, right here in San Francisco. Our client, a middle-aged tech manager, was riding his motorcycle through San Francisco’s financial district. Suddenly, a rideshare driver […]

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Don’t Downplay Road Rash from Motorcycle Accidents

Don't Downplay Road Rash from Motorcycle Accidents

Did you know road rash can be as severe as a burn and could even kill you? It’s not always just a little scrape like a child skinning their knee. Motorcycle road rash can lead to deep scarring and even life-threatening infections. When road rash happens during a motorcycle accident, it usually involves losing control […]

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$212,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Motorcycle vs. Auto Accident

$212,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Motorcycle vs. Auto Accident

A 40-year-old program director and athlete suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle vs. automobile accident at the intersection of Broadway and Embarcadero Streets in San Francisco, California. The program director suffered two open ulnar fractures and an open radial shaft fracture in his left arm, which required a metal plate and bone screws to repair. […]

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$100,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Motorcycle vs. Auto Accident

$100,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Motorcycle vs. Auto Accident

A 23-year old wellness coach and motorcyclist was riding on Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco, California when she was hit by a pick-up truck who merged into her lane without warning. Her body was separated from her motorcycle and she landed on both knees, sliding across the pavement for 15 feet before coming to […]

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