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Whether you ride a Harley on the open road or zip around the City on a Vespa, you like feeling the wind on your face and the thrill of the open road… Or, maybe you just like the convenient parking in the City.

There are many great reasons to cruise on two wheels, but doing so also makes us more vulnerable to serious traffic accidents. We know motorcycle accidents and scooter accidents can be life-changing — that’s why we’re here.

What sets us apart

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WE ARE NOT HERE TO WAGE A WAR

Our mission is straightforward: We are here to help you get back on your feet and back to your life as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Unlike other personal injury law firms, we´re not here to wage a war and inflate our own egos. We’re here to help YOU. We know how confusing having a motorcycle accident can be, so we focus on being there for you to guide you through the insurance and legal processes to help you get your life back as soon as possible.

Working with Sally Morin Law means you have an extremely focused and experienced motorcycle accident attorney and team who will take care of every aspect of the legal process. We will take over the legal burden so you can focus all your energy on getting well.

We can’t go back in time and stop your motorcycle accident or scooter accident, but what we can do is look forward and work hard so that you can start to feel safe and secure in your life and on the road.

We get you back in the saddle

We have successfully handled dozens cases of motorcycle accident and scooter accident cases in the San Francisco Bay Area recovering millions of dollars for our clients.

SALLY MORIN LAW GETS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIM $145,000 SETTLEMENT

A 38 year-old nurse was riding his motorcycle from Oakland into San Francisco on the Bay Bridge when a driver (who was on the job for a linen supply company) made an unsafe lane change. The driver made an abrupt and dangerous lane change just after the metering lights at the toll both of the Bay Bridge in front of the motorcyclist, which caused the motorcyclist to swerve into a semi tractor-trailer. The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in the motorcycle accident including a dislocated shoulder and fracture of the humeral head. He was rushed to the emergency room by ambulance. The shoulder injury required surgical repair at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. As a result of the injuries, the motorcyclist was forced to miss his work as a nurse for three months. He therefore sought payment of his medical expenses, loss of earnings and money for the pain and suffering he endured due to the accident. He made a full recovery from his injuries and chose to settle his case for the fair amount of $145,000. San Francisco peronal injury attorney Sally Morin got this result just three months after sending the initial settlement demand.

SALLY AND HER TEAM GET A $225,000 SETTLEMENT FOR ONE OF THEIR AWESOME MOTORCYCLE CLIENTS

A 29 year-old bar manager was a hit by a car making a left turn in front of him. The motorcyclist was proceeding straight with a green light in San Francisco when the motorist traveling in the opposite direction cut off his right of way and turned left in front of him. Apparently, the driver (an Uber driver) did not see him. As a result of the motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries including a fractured tibia and a thumb fracture. He was rushed by San Francisco Fire Department ambulance to the San Francisco General Hospital emergency room. Later, his tibia fracture was repaired with a surgery at Kaiser in San Francisco, He also underwent a few months of physical therapy after the surgery. He sought recovery of his medical expenses and loss of earnings. He opted to settle quickly (shortly after filing the lawsuit in the case and only three months after making his initial settlement demand) for the fair amount of $225,000. A helpful Mission District resident had a home security video camera pointed at the intersection at the time of the accident and captured the motorcycle crash on film. This was a very effective piece of evidence in getting an early settlement in the case.

We are selective

Last but not least: we don’t take every motorcycle accident case that comes to us. We are VERY selective in choosing the clients we serve. We truly believe in helping positive-minded, hardworking people who were seriously injured on the road, and we work night and day to resolve their cases and get them back in the saddle. You are looking for a great personal injury attorney and we are looking for great clients!

"It all started the night I was struck by a car while riding my motorcycle in San Francisco. I was sent to the hospital with a broken humorous and various other bumps and bruises. A couple of days after the accident I spoke with a couple of attorney friends of mine and they recommended that I call Sally. Sally was easily reachable, very forthcoming about her experience with cases like mine, and very flexible with her schedule. She made a house call to get the case started and explained the contract point-by-point before we moved forward. Over the course of the next few months Sally kept me updated on her progress and made sure my expectations were in line with the many possible outcomes. She worked hard to build the best case for me and in the end the outcome was exactly what we expected.I always felt at the top of her list regardless of how many clients she had and was very responsive to all of my calls and emails. I would recommend Sally to anyone who needs an advocate in their corner, regardless of their own experience with serious events like this." - Tom O. / San Francisco, CA

"I was riding a motorcycle and was involved in an accident where I was not at fault. My leg and ankle were broken as a result. I decided go to Sally at the recommendation of another attorney who reviewed my case and decided additional expert help with awesome experience was req'd. I was in a mess. My medical bills were more than the coverage limits of the responsible party. My treatment was extensive and costly. I understood squat about the procedures and laws which is where Sally came to the rescue. Sally walked me through everything, at one point scheduled a meeting close to my house because I was not very mobile, spoke with me like a person and not a case #, and just pretty much made the whole ordeal so much easier. Her team was able to negotiate down my ballooning medical expenses, and even gave me a break on her fees because the overall cr@ppy situation. Whatever....my medical bills were taken care of and I owe no $. I thought I would come out of this case with $ out of my pocket, but Sally personally made sure otherwise. Thanks Sally and team, you are lifesavers." - Dong T. / San Francisco, CA

You deserve something different

The Sally Morin Law Difference

We are not a typical personal injury law firm. We do not take every case presented to us. We do not take on clients with superficial injuries who are motivated purely by monetary gain or revenge. Many personal injury attorneys spend their energy “getting even.” We use all of our energy to get our clients back to their lives as they were before their motorcycle or scooter accident.

We are very interested in helping clients who have suffered serious and legitimate injuries in motorcycle accidents whose lives have been significantly disrupted and need assistance in getting back on their feet and getting back in the game.

If you appreciate straight talk (we don’t inflate what we think your case is worth to get your business), want to understand how the process works and want realistic expectations and the confidence that comes from working with an experienced motorcycle accident legal team that is focused on your case then you need to submit your case for review now.

We promise to:

  • Promptly respond to emails and phone calls.
  • Collaborate with you when big decisions need to be made.
  • Favorably resolve your case as quickly as possible.
  • Litigate your motorcycle accident case (with your permission and only when necessary) in court… something that personal injury attorneys typically avoid because it requires a special skill set.
  • Assist in reducing your medical expense obligations.
  • Remain focused and engaged throughout your case progress.

We are a focused personal injury lawyer team! We only do motorcycle, bicycle, automobile and pedestrian accidents. We don’t do the typical slip and fall, product liability and medical malpractice lawsuits. This allows us to focus on a specific area of practice and after hundreds of cases we have developed the expertise that makes us one of the most effective motorcycle accident attorney firms in San Francisco.

Are we a good fit for you?

You have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you’re hurt, you’re frustrated and you are looking for a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you and take over the whole process. You want a professional. You want someone who is an expert in motorcycle accident lawsuits and who has a proven track record of successful settlements and judgments. You want San Francisco’s sought after personal injury attorney Sally Morin and her team of legal and investigative experts.

Please visit our About Us page to get a better idea of who we are or Submit your case to see if we can help you get your wheels back on the road.

Focused experience

Sally Morin Law offers experienced representation to victims of motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents can involve life changing injuries and are often tricky to fairly resolve. San Francisco personal injury attorney Sally Morin, a motorcycle enthusiast herself, has dealt with hundreds of these cases and understands exactly what you are going through as an injured party. Sally offers up sound advice on what and what not to do when you’re involved in a motorcycle accident.


A motorcycle accident typically results in more severe injuries than an automobile accident, and motorcycle accidents or scooter accidents often involve difficult liability issues.  In order to protect your interests, it is important to work with a San Francisco personal injury attorney who understands the unique issues created by motorcycle accidents.


As a formerly avid motorcyclist (street and off road) for over 20 years (on a moped at age 15, then a Honda Elite 150 at age 17, then a Honda CM400 motorcycle during law school and beyond), San Francisco personal injury attorney Sally Morin intimately understands the need for extra protection and representation for this vulnerable community when it comes to accidents and injuries. She has worked diligently with many victims of San Francisco motorcycle accidents (even some very close friends) to defend their right to ride safely. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney who understands your love for two wheels, look no further.

What to do if you are in a motorcycle accident in the San Francisco Bay Area

After immediate medical concerns have been addressed, it is important to gather as much information as you can from the scene of the motorcycle accident. You should get the names and addresses of anyone who witnessed the accident. You should also get the insurance, driver’s license and vehicle information from any other drivers involved in the collision.

Try not to move your motorcycle, unless you are in danger by keeping it where it is (and you are physically capable of moving it). Make sure the police are called to the scene, as they can take important measurements and interview witnesses that will be important to your case. If possible, take photos of the accident scene (cell phones are good for this purpose), and later of your injuries and the damage to your motorcycle.

After you have sought the immediate medical treatment you need, you should contact a San Francisco motorcycle lawyer like Sally Morin who is experienced and personally knowledgeable about motorcycle accidents.

You don’t want to choose a personal injury lawyer, unless they have years of experience with motorcycle accidents, as they are a different breed of case.

What NOT to do if you are in a motorcycle accident

There seems to be an unfair presumption that all motorcyclists are dangerous drivers. This prejudice and misconception can prevent motorcyclists from being treated fairly when there is an accident. Other drivers and even some police officers, attorneys and judges might assume that because a motorcycle was involved in an accident that the motorcycle driver is at fault.

Therefore, it is very important that you, as a motorcycle driver or passenger, do not get adversarial or argumentative with anyone at the accident scene, including the driver who caused the accident or the police. Further, you should not speak with any investigator or insurance company personnel until you speak with your motorcycle accident attorney.

After the accident, it is important that you do not get your bike fixed without first consulting with your personal injury attorney who might want to take pictures of the bike for evidence or negotiate repair payments before you fix the bike. It is often difficult to wait for repairs, as this may be your only mode of transportation. Attorney Morin is very sensitive to this, and therefore works diligently and quickly to get the property damage portion of your motorcycle accident case resolved right away.

You should not settle for representation by just any personal injury attorney, but should seek out a motorcycle accident attorney, like Ms. Morin, who can help you with your case from the point of view of an experienced motorcyclist.

Motorcycle, moped and scooter accident statistics

The federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2011, the motorcycle deaths were over 30 times that of car deaths. (The term “motorcycle” here includes scooters, mopeds and three-wheeled motorcycles.)

In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents —an increase of 7% from the 4,630 motorcyclists killed in 2011. There were a total of 93,000 motorcyclists injured during 2012, a 15-percent increase from 81,000 that were killed in accidents in 2011.

According to the 2012 statistics from the NHTSA, motorcyclists accounted for 15% of all traffic accident deaths, 18% of all driver and passenger (of other types of vehicles)deaths, and 4 percent of all occupants injured. Of the 4,957 motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents, 93% (4,625) were riders and 7 percent (332) were passengers. (This statistic obviously shows that most motorcyclists travel solo.)

Motorcycles made up only 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2012 and accounted for only 0.7 percent of all vehicle miles traveled. Per vehicle mile traveled in 2012, motorcyclists were more than 26 times likely than passenger car occupants to die in motor vehicle accidents and 5 times more likely to be injured in traffic accidents.

Per registered motor vehicle, the death rate for motorcyclists in 2012 was 6 times that of automobile passengers. The injury rate for motorcyclists was about the same as the injury rate for auto passengers.

In 2012, 2,624 of all motorcycles (52%) involved in fatal crashes crashed with another motor vehicle. In two-vehicle crashes, 75% of the motorcycles involved in motor vehicle accidents collided with the vehicles in the front of them. (This indicates that many motorcycles may be distracted and unable to brake in time to avoid the collision.) Only 7% were struck in the rear.

Sadly, motorcycles are more likely to be involved in fatal collisions with fixed objects than are other vehicles. In 2012, 22% of the motorcycles involved in fatal accidents collided with fixed objects, compared to 18% for passenger cars, 14% for light trucks, and 4% for large trucks.

In 2012, there were 2,317 two-vehicle fatal crashes involving a motorcycle and another type of vehicle. In 41% (953) of these crashes, the other vehicles were turning left while the motorcycles were going straight, passing, or overtaking other vehicles. Both vehicles were going straight in only 524 crashes (23%). Unfortunately, in 2012, 34% of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared to only 22% for car drivers, 18% for light truck drivers, and 8% for large-truck drivers.

From 2003 to 2012, motorcyclist deaths increased by 33%. Among those increases, the 40-and-older age group increased from 46% of motorcyclists killed in 2003 to 56% in 2012. Within the 40 and older age group, deaths increased by 63% over a 10-year period. In 2003, the average age of motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents was 38 opposed to 43 in 2012.

If you want to get back in the game, you need a focused San Francisco personal injury attorney, so submit your case to Sally Morin Law today for a review!

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