San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call (855) 948-5098
Motorcycle accidents are far too common. In 2019 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported a total of 5,014 motorcycle accident fatalities. What’s worse, many of these accidents could have been avoided.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit and recover damages. At Wisner Baum, we are proud to take on these cases for motorcycle accident victims across the Bay Area. We also represent those who have lost family members in wrongful death lawsuits stemming from motorcycle crashes. With a record of over $4 billion won for our clients, you can trust our team to focus all its efforts on winning justice for you.
Call (855) 948-5098 to learn more about how our San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers can help you in your case!
Who Can File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?
If another party committed one or more of the following acts of negligence, it is highly likely that you have a case:
- Driving aggressively
- Weaving through traffic
- Attempting to execute an unsafe pass
- Failing to signal when turning or changing lanes
- Failing to check for motorcycle riders
- Driving while drunk or impaired
It does not matter whether the other party’s negligence was intentional or unintentional. The state of California may consider the negligent party liable for any damages you have incurred as a result of the crash. Common damages in motorcycle accident lawsuits include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical and hospital bills
- Lost wages, current and future
- Disability accommodations
One thing to keep in mind as you decide whether to pursue a motorcycle accident lawsuit—the state of California has a two-year statute of limitations in which victims or their families must timely file a claim. This means victims must file a claim within two years of the accident to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.
If you suspect that the other party’s negligence led to the motorcycle accident in which you were injured, it is recommended to consult a lawyer. They can investigate the facts of your case to identify negligence, determine liability, calculate your rightful compensation, and, most importantly, make sure that your legal case is centered around your needs.
Common Biker Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury than car or truck occupants. Wisner Baum attorneys in San Francisco have helped biker clients who sustained the following injuries in car accidents and truck accidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
- Severe lacerations or road rash
Those who sustain any of these injuries after a motorcycle accident must immediately seek medical attention. Many victims of motorcycle crashes often spend months or longer recovering from their injuries. Others who are less fortunate must face a completely new life with permanent and debilitating injuries.
If you sustained injuries after a wreck, it is best to speak with an attorney as soon as you are able. Let your lawyer help you with your claim so you can focus on your recovery.
How to Find the Best Motorcycle Accident Attorney for Your Claim
A few key points to consider in your search for a San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney include the following:
- Track record of success: Has the firm and its motorcycle accident lawyers handled cases similar to yours? At Wisner Baum, we have successfully litigated a variety of motorcycle accident cases and have recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for injured riders.
- Peer recognition and industry acclaim: Does the firm have a good reputation among its peers? Has it won awards for its work? Wisner Baum is proud to have been met with much acclaim over the years, including from our peers, Super Lawyers®, The National Trial Lawyers, U.S. News — Best Lawyers®, and from Law360 choosing us as a California Powerhouse.
- Extensive experience in various practice areas: Most cases require a knowledge of a range of practice areas. For example, if a motorcycle crash involves a truck, it is best to work with a lawyer skilled in both motorcycle accident law and truck accident law. Wisner Baum’s team has thorough experience in a range of related practice areas and can use this knowledge to benefit your case.
- Glowing client testimonials: A firm’s client testimonials can tell you so much about their attorneys, such as the level of care and expertise they provide to their clients. Wisner Baum takes great pride in the glowing reviews we receive from our clients, and we are happy to provide additional reviews and references upon request.
Contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Our San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys offer services in English, Spanish, Farsi, and more.
Don’t Wait to Get Started on Your Claim
At Wisner Baum, we are recognized by our peers and clients for our effectiveness in advocating for injured motorcycle riders and their loved ones. In fact, we are known for going above and beyond for our clients, exploring all options to maximize our clients’ compensation. After being injured, you deserve the help of accomplished legal professionals—look no further than our firm’s San Francisco team.
Contact our dedicated team of San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys today to learn more about how we can assist you or a loved one after an injury.
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Thanks to your efforts I was able to recover from a tragic experience and turn my life around for the best.- W.T.
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