After A Motorcycle Accident, Let Our Attorneys Fight For Your Rights

At Coast Law Group LLP, we know how devastating – physically, emotionally and financially – a motorcycle accident can be. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping motorcycle clients recover full and fair compensation for injuries and other damages sustained due to the negligence of others. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and work diligently to hold the at-fault driver accountable.

Damages You Can Recover In Litigation

If you were injured in a motorcycle or scooter accident and suffered injuries and damages, you may be entitled to recovery, depending on who is responsible for the crash. If the accident is totally or partially the other party’s fault, you should be able to recover compensation for:

  • Property loss
  • Medical expenses
  • Wage loss (past and future)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium (marital support and services)

The amount of recovery will depend on your injuries, the percentage of fault attributed to the other party, and the presence of insurance. The importance of insurance cannot be overstated – you need it to get more than the most basic compensation.

Common Accident Scenarios And Injuries

Motorcyclists are far more likely to be injured or killed than drivers of larger vehicles. Some of the most common motorcyclist injuries and accident scenarios include:

  • Rear-end crashes from drivers following too closely or cutting off bikers as they pass
  • Left-turn accidents, in which drivers make a dangerous left turn into the path of an approaching motorcyclist
  • Accidents resulting in broken bones, cuts and road rash
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Fatal accidents warranting a wrongful death claim
  • Injuries sustained while lane-splitting, including “dooring accidents”

Our attorneys will utilize all available evidence to determine how your accident occurred and to prove that another driver was at fault.

Combatting Bias And Negative Stereotypes To Strengthen Your Claim

It’s no secret that many drivers and juries tend to have a negative view of motorcyclists. Bikers are too often stereotyped as reckless thrill-seekers, and this can negatively impact your chances of a successful recovery. We are prepared to fight these false characterizations. In addition to presenting clear evidence that the other driver was at fault, we will also demonstrate that you were attempting to protect your own safety by complying with all California motorcycle laws, including those related to licensure, helmet use, vehicle maintenance and safe riding practices.

We Are Here To Help – Reach Out For A Free Consultation

Our team at Coast Law Group LLP will thoroughly review your case, independently investigate the accident, and, if retained, formulate a strategy to maximize your compensation. Don’t delay; please call our Encinitas office today at 760-670-4554. You can also submit an online contact form. We represent clients in San Diego County and throughout California.