Find Out if Working with a Motorcycle Accident Attorney is Right for You
Choosing to work with a motorcycle accident lawyer is not an easy decision.
While you have options, wouldn't you prefer to work with someone who not only talks the talk...but is a former motorcycle rider too?
Are you a hardworking individual who has suffered severe injuries while riding your motorcycle in San Francisco?
Was that accident caused by another driver’s negligence, recklessness, or disregard for your safety?
Do you want your life to get back to normal more than anything else?
Then keep reading to learn why working with a qualified San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney might be the best decision you'll ever make.
Whether your motorcycle accident was today or not, this accident checklist will help build your case. Keep a copy in your glovebox and share it with those you love.
Learn how to make a motorcycle accident claim & whether working with an attorney is right for you. This A-Z guide covers everything in a simple Q&A format.
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If You've Been Injured in a San Francisco Motorcycle Accident...
Motorcycle accidents happen everyday in San Francisco.
If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco, the numbers are not on your side. The federal government estimates that the total number of motorcycle deaths is 35 times that of automobile deaths.
(The term "motorcycle here includes scooters, mopeds and three-wheeled motorcycles.)
In 2015 alone there were 4,976 motorcyclists killed in crashes involving cars and trucks nationwide. That’s an increase of 8.3% from 2014’s figures. That makes 2015 the deadliest year for motorcyclists since 2012.
In fact, according to the latest statistics from the NHTSA, motorcyclists accounted for 22% of all traffic accident deaths involving more than one vehicle. That’s an incredible percentage that seems to be growing every year.
However, there is some good news. Only 88,000 bikers were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2015. That figure has declined over 4% from the previous year. Still, the injuries a rider suffers during am motorcycle accident in San Francisco are likely to be much more severe than those suffered by the individual tucked away inside the steel cage of an automobile.
This disproportionate number of injuries and fatalities is shocking. Motorcycles make up just over 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States, accounting for only 0.7 percent of all vehicle miles traveled.
But this means San Francisco motorcyclists are still 5 times more likely to be involved in a fatal motorcycle accident that automobile operators. And when crashes do occur, motorcyclists are actually 26 times more likely to die than passenger car occupants.
The 40-and-older age group of motorcyclists 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.
So when all is said and done, the statistics show that riding a motorcycle in San Francisco can be risky business, but we don't need to tell you that.
And if you've been injured in a San Francisco motorcycle accident, you need a qualified motorcycle attorney who is committed to getting you back in the saddle.
Knowledge is Power
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 make sure the police are called to the scene, as they can take 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 reported the accident and sought the immediate medical treatment you need, you should consider contacting a qualified San Francisco motorcycle lawyer 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.
Sometimes Saying Less is More.
There seems to be an unfair presumption that all motorcyclists are dangerous drivers.
And 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, that you 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.
A good motorcycle attorney understands it is often difficult to wait for repairs, as this may be your only mode of transportation. And that's why the best motorcycle attorney will work diligently and quickly to get the property damage portion of your motorcycle accident case resolved right away.
Meet Sally Morin Law, the Motorcycle Accident Specialists
Sally Morin is an experienced attorney and motorcyclist, who specializes in motorcycle accidents in San Francisco.
And she is not here to wage a war.
At Sally Morin Law, our mission is straightforward: 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 Believe in Doing Things Differently
As a motorcyclist, you deserve better than the typical law firm.
And you deserve better than a law firm that takes every single case presented to them.
That's why we do not take on clients with superficial injuries who are motivated purely by monetary gain or revenge.
And unlike many personal injury attorneys, we don't waster our engery on risky trials just to “get even.”
Instead, we use all of our energy to get clients just like you back to their normal life before their motorcycle or scooter accident as quickly as possible.
Our focus is on helping clients who have suffered serious and legitimate injuries in motorcycle accidents and whose lives have been significantly disrupted.
If you need assistance getting back on you feet and getting back in the game, we hope you'll consider our services.
If you appreciate straight talk, you'll be happy to know we don’t inflate what we think your case is worth just to get your business.
It's important you understand how the process works and what realistic expectations are.
And that's Why We Promise To:
You deserve a focused personal injury lawyer team.
And at Sally Morin Law we only handle motorcycle, bicycle, automobile and pedestrian accidents.
We don’t do the typical slip and fall, product liability and medical malpractice lawsuits.
And this allows us to focus on you. And it has helped us to develop the expertise that makes us one of the most effective motorcycle accident attorney firms in San Francisco.
But don't just take our word for it.
SALLY MORIN LAW GETS SAN FRANCISCO MOTORCYCLIST $145,000
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 personal 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 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. And 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.
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