Worried About Making Your Motorcycle Accident Claim and Hope to Avoid Going to Trial?

Find Out if Working with Sally Morin Law is Right for You


Maybe it’s the freedom of the open road that calls to you. Maybe it’s California’s romantic history of rebelling against the establishment. 

Whatever your personal motivation for owning a motorcycle, you’re in an elite group of people who love their bikes. But your hobby (or habit for some of us) can also be dangerous.

Motorcycle crashes can result in serious physical, financial and emotional setbacks for you and your family.



If you have suffered:

  • broken bones
  • head trauma
  • or injuries requiring surgery

As a result of a motorcycle accident, then speaking with a personal injury attorney at Sally Morin Law is the first step on the road to recovery

Keep reading to learn more about our unique expertise in handling motorcycle accident claims, and to find out if working with the motorcycle accident lawyers at Sally Morin Law is right for you.

Motorcyclists Are at an Unfair Disadvantage

Not only are motorcyclists much more likely to be injured in a vehicle accident due to their decreased visibility and protection, but more often than not there seems to be an unfair presumption that all motorcyclists are dangerous drivers.

Other drivers, and sometimes police officers, insurance adjustors, juries and even judges, have an unfair prejudice towards motorcycle riders. And this can sometimes result in liability for the accident being unfairly assigned to you just because you ride a motorcycle. 

And that's why if you've been injured in a motorcycle accident by another party, it's imperative that you work with an experienced motorcycle injury attorney who will aggressively represent your claim and defend your rights.

Get an Attorney Who Rides and Specializes in Motorcycle Accidents

As a former avide motorcyclist, both street and off-road, Sally Morin and her team understand the unique challenges faced by motorcycle accident victims.

Sally started riding mopeds at age 15, then a Honda Elite 150 at age 17, and rode a Honda CM400 during her years at Law School and beyond.


Not only does Sally understand your passion for the open road, she knows all the games police and insurance adjusters will play to to try to make you accept liability and reduce the value of your claim just for riding a motorcycle.

Why You Should Work with Sally Morin Law

  • Over 20 years of experience, and millions recovered, representing motorcycle accident clients in the state of California
  • Our motorcycle attorneys are experts at collecting the necessary evidence and documentation to prove liability, maximize your claim, and get you exactly the compensation you deserve
  • We are highly selective in our representation of clients...we don't represent frivolous claims and are committed to only helping motorcycle accident riders who have been seriously injured in their accident
  • And, the motorcycle lawyers at Sally Morin Law recently doubled a client's initial settlement offer by educating the insurance adjuster on the applicable lane-splitting laws.

Types of Motorcycle Injuries We Represent

motorcycle accident attorney can represent your broken bones injury

Broken Bones

motorcycle crash lawyer can represent your head trauma

Head Trauma

motorcycle lawyers can get you compensation for your injuries requiring surgery

Injuries Requiring Surgery

Let's Maximize Your Claim!

Why risk sabotaging your personal injury claim by trying to handle it alone?

Get your no cost, risk-free case evaluation. And get peace of mind.

If at any time within the first 30 days of signing with Sally Morin Law you are not 100% satisfied with the quality and care of service you receive from our attorneys, we will cancel your contract at no cost so that you can seek different representation. No questions asked.


Recent Motorcycle Client Reviews

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Janel H

Scooter Accident in San Diego

I was involved in a hit and run accident in San Diego in 2016. Sally Morin Law were incredible to work with. Sympathetic to my case and tough on my bill collectors, etc. They were always responsive, easy to get a hold of, kind and helped to turn a very painful and hard situation into a case where I was able to relax and heal knowing I was in good hands. I can't highly recommend them enough. Great team.

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Jon K.

Motorcycle Hit by Car While Lane-Splitting on the 80 near Powell Street Exit

So, I was in a pretty bad motorcycle accident that was clearly not my fault. Long story short, after months of dealing with multiple insurance companies and various law firms, we finally settled for an amount much larger than I would have ever dreamed. I attribute the success completely to Sally and her office. The process went smooth and relatively quickly (personal injury suits can take a long time), and she was extremely responsive and proactive. I've grown to really respect Sally and what she does after admittedly being skeptical of lawyers in general. Sally really cares about coming to a reasonable and beneficial result for her clients and not just for herself!

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Austin S.

Motorcycle Accident on Fulton Street at Arguello Boulevard

I was involved in a motorcycle accident last year that left me in pretty rough shape, I needed surgery and a lot of rehab which I'm still doing a year later. I hired Sally Morin law firm and I could not have made a better decision. Lauren and her team were so amazing and I could not have been any happier with the results trust me :). She handled everything with insurance, bills, and helped every step of the way, so I could just focus on rehab and getting back to normal.

Motorcycle Accident FAQ's and Resources

What causes motorcycle accidents?

The most common causes of motorcycle accidents in order of frequency include:

  • cars making left-hand turns in front of a motorcyclist
  • driver inability to see the motorcyclist
  • rider collision with a fixed object
  • lane splitting
  • car doors
  • speeding and alcohol use

What are the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) studied over 1,222,000 motorcycle accidents between 2001-2008 to discover the most common non-fatal injuries in motorcycle accidents.

The most common injuries are foot and leg injuries (33%), head and neck injuries (22%), followed by upper trunk (chest/shoulders), hands and arms, and lower trunk (hips/thighs).

Can I make a claim if I was not wearing a helmet?

Yes! One of the biggest misconceptions spread by insurance adjusters is that you are not entitled to make a personal injury accident claim if you were not wearing a motorcycle helmet during your accident. This is not true. 

What types of damages can I recover in a motorcycle accident?

The size and type(s) of damages an attorney will be able to claim on your behalf will depend on the severity and extent of your motorcyle accident.

In most cases, this may include damages such as:

  • property damage
  • medical expenses (both present and future that resulted from the accident)
  • lost wages and earnings
  • pain and suffering (where appropriate)

Can I get a free consultation on my motorcycle accident case?

Yes! Simply click here to get started and contact one of our attorneys.  We'll ask you a few simple questions about your accident and get back to you within 24 hours (excluding weekends) on next steps.


What other types of accidents do you represent?

Sally Morin Law also represents pedestrian, bicycle, car and Uber/rideshare accident clients with serious injuries.

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