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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$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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What if I’m Injured by a Motorcycle or Another Scooter While Riding a Scooter?

What happens if you’re on a scooter and you’re injured by someone else on a scooter? These accidents are becoming more common due to the popularity of scooters in coastal California. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen many types of scooter-vs.-scooter accidents and scooter-vs-motorcycle accidents. Some are quite severe and cause life-altering physical […]

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How Does Driving While Sick Put You at Risk?

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Achoo! Have you ever driven while sneezing and sniffling? It might surprise you to realize that this is actually risky behavior. Driving while sick is one of the lesser-known causes of road accidents. If you cause a crash, your sickness can be considered a form of distracted driving or even drunk/drugged driving. All it takes […]

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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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$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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I Was Hit By a Motorcycle While on My Motorcycle – What Do I Do?

I Was Hit By a Motorcycle While on My Motorcycle - What Do I Do?

You’re enjoying a gorgeous California day out on your motorcycle when another motorcyclist smashes into you and knocks you into traffic. Now your bike is crushed and so is your body. All at once, your life changes. You have massive medical bills from severe physical injuries. It will take months to recover, which impacts your […]

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Can I Use My Health Insurance to Cover Expenses After a Motorcycle Accident?

Paying Medical Bills After A Motorcycle Accident

For California motorcyclists, the risk of an accident always looms. Other drivers don’t always notice or care about bikers. In an instant, a motorcycle crash can cause severe injuries that bring steep medical bills. There are several ways you can cover the costs that build up after a motorcycle accident. An experienced California motorcycle accident […]

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