San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
It goes without saying that a serious motorcycle crash is a devastating experience, but it’s impossible to comprehend just how traumatic such an accident can be until you experience one firsthand. You may have been hospitalized for days or even months. Your career might be in jeopardy. If your injuries are severe, you may never be able to make a full recovery. Our San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys know what you’re going through, and we are here to help you bring a claim against the liable party.
We can help you avoid mistakes you didn’t even know you could make—mistakes that have the potential to derail your entire case. Our attorneys will take over the logistics of your claim and will use their vast resources and proven legal strategies to pursue the highest settlement possible. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS for a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers.
Motorcycle Accident Claims We Handle in San Francisco, California
- Collisions involving motorcycles and 18-wheelers
- Collisions involving motorcycles and cars
- Collisions involving motorcycles and scooters
- Collisions involving motorcycles and buses
- Collisions involving motorcycles and pedestrians
- Collisions involving motorcycles and rideshare service vehicles
- Collisions involving motorcycles and Turo rental vehicles
- Collisions involving poor road conditions
- DUI motorcycle collisions
- Speeding-related motorcycle accidents
- Motorcycle collisions resulting in catastrophic injury
- Wrongful death motorcycle collisions
- Other motorcycle collisions
What Will Happen During the Motorcycle Accident Claims Process?
The answer to this question depends on a number of factors. Do all parties involved agree on the pertinent facts? What does the police report say? Was the accident caught on a surveillance camera, traffic camera, or dashcam? What other kinds of evidence are available?
These are just a few of the questions that could determine how your case unfolds.
After your free consultation at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, an investigation will begin to determine what caused the crash, who was liable, what kinds of damages were incurred, and the value of those damages. Statements will be taken from the parties involved in the collision and perhaps from eyewitnesses, and your San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer will search for evidence that can be used to strengthen your claim.
The types of evidence compiled will depend on the circumstances. Generally speaking, valuable evidence of liability may include the police report, photos of the scene, video footage of the collision, eyewitness statements, and photos of property damage. While this evidence is useful in most auto accident cases when it’s available, there may be other evidence your attorney uses such as black box data and cellphone records.
After compiling evidence, your San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer will either send a demand letter to the liable party or file a claim with the appropriate insurance provider. Negotiations will commence if there is a counteroffer.
The ideal outcome at this stage is a settlement will be reached. Fortunately, the vast majority of personal injury cases are resolved without going to court; however, there are all sorts of reasons why a defendant or insurance company might dispute a claim. If this happens, the next step would be to file a lawsuit.
The discovery process would then begin, during which the parties will learn about the facts surrounding the lawsuit. Documents will be exchanged among attorneys and requests for evidence will be made. Expert witnesses, eyewitnesses, and other witnesses might be deposed. A settlement can be reached even after the lawsuit has been filed, and it may be possible to resolve the claim in alternative dispute resolution rather than going to trial.
If your case proceeds to trial, your San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney and the defendant’s legal counsel will present evidence. You may have to provide testimony. The jury or judge will then decide whether to award compensation and, if so, how much to award.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we always strive to reach a fair settlement without having to go to trial. This not only speeds up the proceedings but also makes the process far less stressful for our clients. That said, we are not afraid to take a case to court if the opposing party refuses to cooperate. Our trial attorneys are some of the most respected and accomplished in the state of California, with hundreds of millions of dollars won in settlements and verdicts.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in San Francisco
If your financial security is on the line, your choice of attorney is a critical decision that could have a major impact on your future. Our lawyers will tirelessly represent your best interests through every stage of the proceedings. There’s no cost for the consultation, and we accept motorcycle accident claims on a contingency fee basis. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to speak with a member of our team.