Protect your Legal Rights by Retaining a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The only thing worse than a motorcycle injury accident is having to prove that the accident was not your fault. That is why you need the experienced Motorcycle Accident attorneys at The Boccardo Law Firm. We have more that 80 years of experience advocating for injured motorcyclists. The Boccardo Law Firm recognizes that motorcyclists have an uphill fight and we are here to protect your legal rights.
Insurance carriers understand that the average juror has an unfavorable impression of motorcyclists. They use that bias to delay or even deny fair compensation for injured motorcyclists.
The Boccardo Law Firm gathers comprehensive evidence that successfully overcomes negative bias and proves your case. Our expert testimony disproves any defense theories that may cast doubt on your story. Our extensive knowledge of the law forces insurance companies to pay you the compensation that you deserve for your motorcycle-accident injury.
Compensation for Your Injuries
There is no doubt that riding a motorcycle can be a thrill, but an accident can cause severe injuries that may heavily impact your life. Injuries such as head trauma and broken bones, commonly sustained in a motorcycle accident, can be life changing.
You need an experienced Motorcycle Accident attorney to ensure fair compensation for your damages, your future losses or a loved one’s wrongful death.
The law makes it clear that if you are injured due to the negligence of another person, then you are due compensation that harm. Damages include money for:
- Medical Expenses – Past and Future
- Property Damage (to your motorcycle, for example)
- Lost Wages – Current and Future Wages
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Family Member’s Life
If you or a loved one is suffering from a motorcycle injury or are surviving a family member’s wrongful death, The Boccardo Law Firm is ready to seek the justice that you deserve.
Motorcycle Riding Requires Vigilance
In 2015, there were 88,000 motorcycle accidents injuries and 5,000 motorcycle-accident related fatalities. That is is up 8% from the previous year. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are head-on collisions, road hazards, collisions with fixed objects, lane splitting and cars making left-hand turns, which accounts for 42% of all motorcycle accidents.
Any accident can be dangerous to a driver, but a in a motorcycle accident, the injuries can be life threatening. The top 5 injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are as follows:
- Head Injury – Injuries range from a concussion to a more severe brain injury and even death.
- Road Rash – Sliding across the pavement after an accident not only causes scrapes, cuts and bruising, but also dangerous skin infections and lasting nerve damage.
- Leg Injury – Injuries to the lower extremities, including the legs, knees, ankles and feet may result in cuts, severe bruising, broken or shattered bones or torn ligaments, tendons and cartilage.
- Biker’s Arm – As a rider is thrown from a motorcycle, the arm lessens the initial impact resulting in broken bones and permanent nerve damage.
- Muscle Damage – May occur anywhere on the body and in mild cases takes 2-4 weeks to heal. More severe cases can take up to 10 weeks to heal or the damage may be permanent.
What To Do if You or a Loved One Is Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
You should seek immediate medical attention even if you believe your injury is not severe. Symptoms may not always appear right away and in the case of a concussion, injuries can worsen as time passes. A medical professional will be able to examine and diagnose any accident-related symptoms.
Contact The Boccardo Law Firm if you were injured in a motorcycle accident.
Why You Need An Attorney
Motorcycle accidents are life-changing for both the injured victim and their family. In most instances, it may require medical attention and lengthy rehabilitation. In the case of a wrongful death, loved ones will be trying to figure out what to do next.
However, it is costly to treat motorcycle accident injuries. As a result, insurance companies often attempt to minimize the harm caused to the victim. That is why you need an experienced motorcycle attorney from The Boccardo Law Firm.
After you have been in a motorcycle accident, The Boccardo Law firm will protect you and your family’s legal rights. We are experts in state and federal motorcycle laws. Our experience allows us to navigate and cut through insurance company red-tape.
Call The Boccardo Law Firm for a Free Consultation
We are available to help if you or a loved one is injured in a Motorcycle Accident. We represent victims in San Jose, the San Francisco Bay Area or Northern California. It is our job to get you fair compensation to help you manage life following a serious motorcycle accident. Call us at 408-298-5678 for a free consultation.