Motorcycle & Bike Accidents
If you suddenly find yourself as the victim of a motorcycle or bike injury as the result of another's negligence, you are going to have some tough decisions to make. Getting the justice that you deserve requires more than having a legally valid claim. You need experienced attorneys, a legal staff dedicated to your case, and the best possible outcome for you. The attorneys at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. have years of experience handling personal injury cases involving bike and motorcycle accidents and injuries.Understanding a Bicyclist's Place on the Road
As our communities become more healthy and environmentally conscious, increasing numbers of people are choosing to use bicycles as their form of transportation. Santa Clara County, for example, has a large community of bicycle enthusiasts, along with numerous bike clubs and professional riders. Here at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we understand this trend and are prepared to step in when someone is injured due to an accident or the action of a negligent party.
Bikes are just as entitled to use of the roadways in California as any other vehicle. This means that they must obey traffic laws, including adhering to traffic signs. They also must signal when they are in the process of making a turn, as well as heed the right-of-way when appropriate. Despite these measures, our attorneys have heard a multitude of stories over the years in which a bicyclist has explained how a negligent motorist nearly cost the rider his or her life. A common defense heard from truck drivers or motorists when they have hit a bicyclist is that they never saw the bicyclist coming until they made contact with them. Being distracted, or not paying attention, may have caused the accident, but our experienced lawyers will assist you so that the cause of the accident does not excuse its consequences.What Happens If I Am Injured While Riding My Motorcycle Without a Helmet?
The biggest difference in the laws that exist for motorcycles is the fact that California law does not require you to wear a helmet if you are driving a pick-up truck, but it does require that you wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle. Additionally, the helmet must meet the qualifications of the Department of Transportation. California has over 800,000 registered motorcycles. It also has countless roads that are pristine for motorcycle use.
As the motorcycle population rises, unfortunately, so will the amount of injuries as a result of negligent drivers not taking due care to maintain roadway safety for everyone. The fact that you were not wearing a helmet at the time of injury is a hindrance to recovering damages stemming from an accident.Get Representation Sooner Rather Than Later
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a negligent driver while you were operating either a bicycle or motorcycle, contact Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. today. Reach us at (408) 289-1417 or call us toll-free at 866-433-6797.