San Jose Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
RiderzLaw motorcycle attorneys have been aggressively providing victories for our fellow motorcyclists in San Jose and across California for many years. San Jose roads can become highly congested and therefore make motorcycle accidents common.
Our lawyers actually ride. RiderzLaw founder, Sy Nazif, is an American Motorcycle Institute certified mechanic and “Expert status” WERA motorcycle racer. Co-founder, Rob Marcereau, is a motorcycle attorney and member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a legal society specifically reserved to attorneys who have recorded multiple multi-million dollar victories. We are the top motorcycle lawyers because we focus solely on serving motorcyclists and we've been winning motorcycle accident cases for a long time.
RiderzLaw has a record of success that includes more than $100 million recovered for our motorcycle accident clients. We understand both the immediate and long-term consequences of motorcycle accident injuries, and we will fight to ensure that you are fully compensated for all of your losses. Our concentrated, extensive experience consistently pays off for our clients when they receive greater compensation from the details less specialized attorneys miss out on.
For clients that cannot make it into our office, our motorcycle accident lawyers will gladly come to you.
Motorcycle Accidents in San Jose
While motorcyclists are frequently and unfairly assumed to have been responsible for causing their accidents, the truth is that a significant number of motorcycle wrecks actually stem from the negligence of other drivers. In many cases, it is the operators of traditional passenger vehicles who make critical errors in judgment or spatial recognition. San Jose is a large and scenic city ideal for motorcyclists of all ages and abilities. Crashes in and around the city are devastating for the riders and our entire families.
Motorcycle crashes can result from numerous causes. We are familiar with cases that may include such causes as:
• Distracted driving
• Driver fatigue
• DUI alcohol or drugs
• Improper lane changes
• Defective parts
• Defective roadways
• Inclement weather
• Uncontrolled intersections
A motorcycle accident can become incredibly complicated when more than two vehicles are involved in a crash. Motorcyclists can best protect their rights by speaking with a lawyer that ONLY deals with motorcycle cases. Other drivers will attempt to blame motorcyclists for circumstances that were not their fault.
Motorcycle accidents can also stem from possible defects with a motorcycle of defective motorcycle parts. Victims can still be entitled to compensation in these cases even though an insurer may attempt to try and blame the motorcyclist.
When to Turn to a San Jose Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Chances are likely that you will be contacted by an insurance company soon after your accident, and an agent may be especially friendly towards you while expressing genuine concern about your well-being. Do not be fooled. The insurer is never on your side, even when they tell you that you will not need a motorcycle accident attorney.
An insurance company could quickly offer you a lump sum amount to resolve your case, but you need to know that whatever you are being offered is only a fraction of what you are actually entitled to. You will want to have a San Jose motorcycle accident lawyer fighting on your behalf and capable of negotiating a just settlement to your case.
When an insurer is unwilling to provide an appropriate amount, your motorcycle accident lawyer can then file a lawsuit to prove your case in court. Moreover, you will want to contact a motorcycle accident attorney so they can conduct their own independent investigation to collect all relevant evidence and identify every single liable party.
San Jose Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents can frequently be severe. Many people will require several weeks, months, or even years of hospitalization, and it can be impossible for many of these same people to ever work again. You will want a motorcycle accident attorney working on your case while you are recovering.
Motorcyclists are not afforded anywhere near the level of protection enjoyed by occupants of passenger vehicles. A motorcyclist does not have an airbag or anything to soften blows in a collision with a motor vehicle, and many people are thrown several feet from their bikes.
The kinds of motorcycle accident injuries our San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys can handle include, but are not limited to:
• Muscle strains
• Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
• Spinal cord injuries
• Road rash
• Internal organ injuries
• Neck injuries
• Back injuries
In the most unfortunate cases, people pass away because of these injuries they suffer in motorcycle accidents, and the families of those killed often have the right to file claims. There's an absolute bias to motorcyclists on the road. As "Lawyers that ride," we are very familiar with motorcycle accident biases and proving the claims of our clients. We are strong advocates for our riders that have been injured and their families.
Types of Damages a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Will Help You Obtain
While many motorcycle accidents are resolved through settlements with insurance companies, there are occasionally cases that do go to court. A victim who is able to prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence may be awarded compensatory damages, which is usually some combination of economic damages and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages refers to losses that can be calculated and proven while noneconomic damages are far more subjective. Economic damages often include medical bills, lost wages, and property damage to motorcycles, while noneconomic damages might be awarded for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or emotional distress.
A very limited number of cases could also result in punitive damages being awarded, but such cases are very rare and punitive damages are intended more to punish offenders for particularly egregious conduct than to award plaintiffs. In California, punitive damages can only be awarded when a plaintiff proves by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant's conduct amounted to malice, oppression, or fraud. To maximize your compensation, our lawyers help prove these damages.
Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Don't Just Ride - We Win.
RiderzLaw proudly fights for motorcyclists both residents and visitors of San Jose and surrounding areas. We diligently work to protect the rights of motorcyclists and can help you get a fair amount from your insurance company. You have a San Jose motorcycle accident attorney on your side and committed to helping you get justice. Schedule a free consultation so that the top motorcycle attorneys can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
We are the top rated motorcycle lawyers in the business.
- The RiderzLaw Lawyers will meet with you at YOUR convenience
- We will get your motorcycle fixed or replaced for full value – we don’t let insurance companies push you around!
- We will Maximize Your Recovery – We have a team of accident recon experts who specialize in motorcycle accidents
- We’ll help you get the best medical treatment and get your medical bills paid.
- We will help you KEEP as much money as possible – Unlike many firms, we keep working even after your case is over, and aggressively negotiate your insurance and medical bills!