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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Luis Obispo
Helping Motorcycle Accident Victims Get Compensation for Their Injuries
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most severe accidents in California. Due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides its rider, these accidents often result in catastrophic injuries. At James McKiernan Lawyers, we believe that no motorcycle accident victim should have to suffer because of the negligence of another driver. Our team is dedicated to helping victims of motorcycle accidents recover the compensation they need to pay for their medical bills, rehabilitation, and other expenses.
Do not wait to contact our team at (805) 222-7654 to get started on your case!
Understanding California Motorcycle Accident Law
In California, motorcycle riders are considered to be in the same category as other drivers. This means that motorcycle riders are legally responsible for operating their motorcycles safely and obeying traffic laws just like any other driver. However, because of the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides, motorcycle accidents are often some of the most severe accidents in the state.
In order to recover compensation for your injuries, you will need to prove the following:
- You were legally riding your motorcycle at the time of the accident
- The accident was caused by a negligent driver
- The negligence of the driver caused your injuries
- The injuries you suffered were severe enough to meet the legal definition of a "serious injury"
In order to qualify as a "serious injury," your motorcycle accident injuries must be severe enough to require at least one week of hospitalization, or they must result in a permanent disability. If your injuries meet the legal definition of a "serious injury," you will generally be allowed to recover compensation for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your accident, even if the accident was only slightly the driver's fault.
How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help
At James McKiernan Lawyers, we understand that motorcycle accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. Our team is dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims fight for the compensation they need to get their lives back on track. We understand that motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries, and our team is prepared to aggressively represent you in your case.
We can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
In some cases, our team may even be able to help you recover punitive damages, which are meant to punish the driver for their reckless actions. Punitive damages are only awarded in cases where the driver's actions were especially egregious and reckless.
Our team can also help you if you were a passenger on a motorcycle when the accident occurred. In these cases, we may be able to prove that the driver's negligence directly contributed to the death of a passenger who was riding on the motorcycle. In these situations, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your loss.
We can help you if you were injured in any of the following motorcycle accidents:
- A driver who failed to yield the right of way to a motorcycle collided with the motorcycle
- A driver who was texting or using a cell phone rear-ended the motorcycle
- A driver who was speeding or driving recklessly collided with the motorcycle
- A driver who failed to stop at a stop sign or a red light struck the motorcycle
- A driver who was changing lanes without looking struck the motorcycle
- A driver who was fatigued and fell asleep at the wheel hit the motorcycle
At James McKiernan Lawyers, we know how to effectively represent motorcycle accident victims. Our team is ready to fight for your rights and your future. We can help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries, and we can help you hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
Contact our team today at (805) 222-7654 to schedule a consultation with our motorcycle accident attorneys in San Luis Obispo and California's Central Coast.
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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.