Motorcycle & Bike Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 5,286 motorcyclists and 860 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2016. The majority of these accidents were caused by other drivers not recognizing that a biker is on the road.
After a serious bicycle injury accident or motorcycle accident, injured accident victims need to immediately hire an experienced lawyer because insurance companies are quick to assign blame to injured bikers. It’s how they reduce their liability. They may claim that the motorcyclist was driving recklessly or that the bicyclist was not obeying the rules of the road when the accident occurred. When this happens, injured bikers need a law firm on their side that is not afraid to take large insurance companies to trial - and win.
At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our motorcycle and bicycle lawyers have the experience and resources needed to tackle even the most complex injury case. We are skilled litigators and prepare each case as if we are going to trial. This experience and preparation has enabled us to collect millions of dollars for our injured clients. Examples include a $6.9 million jury verdict for a motorcyclist injured by a distracted driver and a $1.2 million award for an orthopedic surgeon who was injured in a bicycling accident by a negligent driver.
Bicycling accidents are often complex, and involve serious and life-changing injuries. When a cyclist is injured in an accident, eyewitness statements become extremely important since people who saw the accident could have a significant impact on your ability to collect the compensation you deserve. At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our California bicycle accident attorneys investigate each accident carefully and quickly before eyewitnesses begin to forget details. We review medical records, analyze injuries, examine police reports and use accident re-constructionists to build a case that is designed to obtain maximum compensation.Motorcycle Accidents in Northern California
An astonishing two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle that violated the motorcycle rider’s right of way. Yet, even though other drivers cause the majority of motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclists are the ones who suffer the most serious injuries. In fact, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured and twenty-six times more likely to die in a crash than passenger vehicle occupants. As such, injured motorcyclists need a law firm that understands the complexities of these accidents and the damages they can cause. Without a lawyer on your side, you face an uphill battle with insurance companies.Fighting an Uphill Battle with the Insurance Company
Motorcyclists and bicyclists are often associated with reckless and dangerous behavior even when there is little evidence to support these claims. As a result, insurance companies don’t always give bikers the benefit of the doubt and are often inclined to pin some, if not all, of the blame on them. At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our motorcycle accident attorneys know how unfair this bias can be and how it can adversely affect your ability to collect the compensation you deserve.
For decades, our lawyers have been successfully representing bicyclists and motorcyclists in battles with - insurance companies and our track record speaks for itself. We obtained a $900,000 jury verdict for a bicyclist who was seriously injured when he was hit by a car. The insurance company insisted that he was 100 percent responsible for the accident because he was not using a headlight, as required by the California Vehicle Code. Our attorneys fought aggressively for him and won. We also secured a $3.5 million jury verdict for a motorcyclist after his insurance company refused to pay more than $328,000 for his injuries.
Our attorneys know the tactics the insurance companies will use to reduce your claim and we fight these tactics aggressively. Why? Because we know that bicycle and motorcycle accident injuries are catastrophic and can result in a lifetime of pain, suffering and disability. So, we fight to protect accident victims through skillful negotiation and litigation.Common Types of Bicycle and Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle and motorcycle accident victims often suffer severe and life-threatening injuries -- even in accidents that occur at low speeds. At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our bicycle and motorcycle accident litigation attorneys have helped victims who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Leg and knee injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Back injuries
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle or motorcycle accident with a negligent driver, you’ll face an uphill battle collecting compensation. Insurance companies can be particularly aggressive when it comes to bicycle and motorcycle accidents. As a result, you need an experienced law firm on your side from the start. At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our San Jose bicycle and motorcycle accident litigation attorneys are ready to fight for you from the moment you’re injured.
To learn more about how we can assist you after a bicycle or motorcycle accident, call us at 408-289-1417 to schedule a free consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you personally. No matter where you’re located – we’re here to help. Locations served: San Jose | Santa Clara County | San Francisco Bay Area | Northern California.
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