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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Luis Obispo, CA

Effective Representation from Dedicated San Luis Obispo Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

People in need of a motorcycle accident attorney in San Luis Obispo, CA trust James McKiernan Lawyers to provide them with sound legal advice and high-quality professional representation to help them recover compensation for their personal injury caused by a careless, reckless or negligent driver.

Knowledgeable Representation from a Team of Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving San Luis Obispo

Motorcycle riders involved in a collision with an automobile, bus or truck are at risk of serious injury or wrongful death. In fact, studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have found that motorcyclists are nine times more likely to be injured in an accident than the occupant of an automobile, and 37 times more likely to be killed than a person in a car in the same crash. While automobiles are being continually made safer, there is little protection offered to a biker beyond a helmet and riding leathers.

Protective clothing unfortunately offers little protection in the event of a serious accident. If you have been hurt in an accident, you need the assistance of injury lawyers in California who understand the unique issues that must be addressed in accidents involving motorcycles or serious injuries.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents? 

Probably the number one reason is carelessness or negligence on the part of the automobile driver. The duty to drive with reasonable care includes being aware of your surroundings, including other motorists on the road, and driving in a way that does not endanger them. Unfortunately, many drivers make lane changes and other maneuvers without checking their mirrors or looking over their shoulder and fail to see a motorcyclist before it is too late. Others simply misjudge the speed at which a motorcycle is travelling. Then there is that class of drivers who simply do not respect motorcyclists and drive reckless or aggressively around them, not fully appreciating the limitations of bike and rider to respond to sudden stops, turns and lane changes. The motorcycle accident lawyers at James McKiernan Lawyers work hard to hold these drivers fully accountable for their actions.

James McKiernan Lawyers are on Your Side

Riders, of course, must also operate their vehicles with care as well. With California law allowing for lane splitting/lane sharing, motorcyclists have a distinct advantage in getting through traffic. However, riding visibly and predictably, and with respect to current road and traffic conditions, are important elements of riding safely.

Motorcycle riders often face a tough challenge in court. Many people have a natural bias against motorcycles, and juries may be quick to judge the rider as being at least partially at fault in causing an accident. As motorcycle accident attorneys, we understand the importance of overcoming this bias to make sure the rider is not unfairly assessed with blame for an accident caused by a negligent driver.

Get Help for Your Motorcycle Accident Today

Motorcycle accident lawyers in California understand the thrill of riding along California’s scenic Central Coast, as well as the many dangers posed by weekend traffic rushing through the valleys, hills and bends of the 101 and Highway 1. Let us help you obtain the compensation you need to pay your bills and support your family while you recover from your injuries. Contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers for a free consultation. Call our San Luis Obispo personal injury lawyers for more legal assistance.

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Over $300,000,000 WON for Clients!

Recent Case Victories
  • $1.35 Million Dirt Bike Accident

    Riding a dirt bike at a friend’s home on acreage, suffered life-threatening injuries when low hanging cable hit the rider in the neck. James McKiernan Law subbed in as new attorneys, found coverage, and settled for policy limits in 4 weeks.

  • $1.3 Million Car Accident

    James McKiernan Lawyers settled our case for the policy limits of $1,000,000 against the driver and got another $300,000 from the passenger’s insurance company for a total settlement of $1,300,000.

  • $1.3 Million Off Road Vehicle Accident

    Riding in the back seat of an off-road vehicle when the driver drove off a forest service road into a canyon resulting in severe injuries. Structured annuity resulting in tax-free payments to the client.

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