Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Diego, California
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may be facing a range of challenges. The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth are motorcycle accident attorneys in San Diego, California who work closely with victims and families who have suffered as a result of another driver’s negligence. Motorcycle injuries can be far more serious than injuries that occur when a person is involved in a car accident. Because motorcyclists don’t have the protective chassis of a vehicle, riders may be more likely to suffer road rash, serious head injuries, paralysis, or even death. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, 4,976 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2016. These numbers don’t begin to account for the number of people who may have suffered serious or life-altering injuries as a result of their accidents. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may have important rights under the law. You and your family may be entitled to seek damages for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, you may only have a limited amount of time to seek a recovery under the law. Visit the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth, motorcycle accident lawyers in San Diego, California today to learn more about how we can help you seek justice after a motorcycle accident. As a motorcyclist, Attorney Jared C. Leuck of our office understands first hand the hazards that a motorcyclist faces every day on our dangerous freeways.
How Insurance Claims for Motorcycle Accidents are Unique
The insurance claims process for motorcycle riders is similar to the process that is followed when individuals suffer damages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or losses in a car accident. Riders have the right to seek a settlement for their medical costs, damage to their bikes, and a recovery for lost wages. Unlike car accident claims, however, motorcycle accident claims are unique in many ways. For example, which party’s insurance will settle a claim will depend on how fault is allocated after a crash. In a motorcycle accident, the insurance company may look at many factors in the accident to determine fault. For example, the insurance adjuster may ask whether you were wearing a helmet. If you suffered a head injury and were not wearing a helmet, the insurance company may try to put the blame on the rider. However, there are situations where not wearing a helmet shouldn’t impact your claim. For example, if you suffered a broken bone or leg injuries and weren’t wearing a helmet, your choice to not wear a helmet in this case won’t have an impact on your claim.
Motorcycle riders also sometimes face bias from police officers and insurance adjusters. Police and adjusters may wrongly believe that riders are dare-devils or risk-takers. The reality is that motorcycle riders often take the time to get proper training on safe riding and are well-aware of their limitations and risks. When it comes to making an insurance claim, it can help to have a motorcycle accident law firm on your side, helping you navigate the claims process every step of the way. The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth are motorcycle accident lawyers in San Diego, California who understand the unique biases and challenges that motorcycle accident victims face when seeking a recovery. Protect your rights. Our firm can speak to adjusters, estimate the value of your claim, and fight to help you get the best possible settlement under the law. Insurance adjusters may sometimes use formulas or computer programs to estimate damages in a claim. These formulas sometimes fail to account for the real damages victims might have faced. Our firm can review your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses to properly estimate the value of your claim. Contact the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth today to learn more about how we can help.
Who is the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in San Diego, California?
The best motorcycle accident lawyer in San Diego, California is an attorney who understands the unique challenges that motorcycle riders face. Some personal injury lawyers only specialize in car accident claims. Others may only specialize in serious accident claims, but may not be aware of the nuances of motorcycle accident law. What makes motorcycle accident law different than a typical car accident claim?
- More riders suffer wrongful death or serious injuries as a result of their motorcycle crash.
- Drivers may not always be looking out for motorcycle riders. The most common motorcycle accident occurs when a driver turns left and doesn’t see a rider.
- Motorcycle riders are more at risk of road debris, potholes, and other hazards. In this case, riders may have the right to sue to the state for poor road conditions or construction hazards, but these claims can be far more complicated.
- Helmet and safety equipment may come into play when recovery amounts are discussed.
- Insurance companies may try to find a way to blame the rider for their injuries, by citing a lack of proper safety equipment, failure to maintain the bike, or other factors.
Having a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer on your side can make a world of difference in the settlement amount you receive. The best motorcycle accident lawyer in San Diego, California is an attorney who understands motorcycle accident law, who has handled other motorcycle accident claims, who is an experienced motorcyclist, and who can work with you and your family with compassion and care. The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth are motorcycle accident lawyers in San Diego, California who offer compassionate and caring counsel to motorcycle accident victims. Our firm understands how to work with insurance adjusters, estimate losses and the value of your claim, and fight for justice inside or outside of court. The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth also understand the unique biases that motorcycle riders might face when they go to make a claim.
Bicycle and motorcycle accidents can lead to many serious injuries. If you have suffered a fracture, brain injury, spinal injury, or other serious injury due to the careless and negligent conduct of an automobile driver, we can help. Often times drivers fail to yield to bicycles and don’t look out for motorcycles traveling on our roadways. Insurance companies frequently try to place the blame on cyclists in order to minimize your recovery. That is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight the insurance carrier for every dollar you deserve. As an avid motorcyclist, Attorney Leuck understands the hazards that cyclists encounter everyday on our busy freeways and roadways. If you have suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of an automobile driver, we will help you recover your compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
If you cannot afford top quality medical care, we will arrange to have you treated by a highly trained specialist who will defer payment until your case is settled. Motorcyclists and bicyclists have rights. If you have been injured, call the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth. There is never a fee until we recover a settlement for you. The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth has been helping injured motorcyclists and bicyclists for 38 years. There is no substitute for experience. When you walk into our office, you will be treated with respect by a friendly office staff that prides itself on making our clients feel as comfortable as possible during this most difficult time of their lives.
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident in San Diego, California, you may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim. We truly understand the hazards you face on the roadway. Visit the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth. We are motorcycle accident attorneys in San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, and all over the state. Our firm can help you seek the damages you deserve to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Give us a call for a free initial case evaluation. Call (1-619) 691-8942. We are here for you.