Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C.
San Francisco Office
220 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
1901 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
San Francisco Personal Injury
As Oakland motorcycle accident lawyers we know that the natural beauty of the Bay Area can be great for riding motorcycles. Unfortunately, crashes are a reality of the sport, and it is important to know your legal rights if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Because motorcycles leave riders exposed to the elements, a contest between a motorcycle and a motor vehicle often ends with the rider on the losing end. Our Bay Area motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience representing injured motorcyclists, and we know what it takes to obtain the compensation necessary to make a rider whole after an accident.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in California, you don’t want to attempt to handle it own your own. Even if you, the other driver or both have insurance, you interests are best served with the assistance of a lawyer qualified and experienced handling motor vehicle accidents. Our lawyers will handle all communication with the insurance companies on your behalf. We know the types of damages available and how to pursue them.
Often insurance companies will attempt to contact you very soon after an accident to make a statement or convince you to agree to a settlement. We advise our clients to wait to speak to anyone from an insurance company until you have discussed all your options with a lawyer. In a free consultation, we can discuss the choices available to you and help you make an informed decision.
There are a variety of concerns that determine what type of damages are available to you after a motorcycle accident. Under California law, you are entitled to recover your medical expenses from parties responsible for the accident, even if you were insured. Other types of recovery that we can pursue cover the damage to your motorcycle, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, future medical treatment and pain and suffering. Many of these types of damages are not covered by insurance and can only be recovered through legal action.
A motorcycle accident can occur for reasons that do not involve another vehicle. That does not necessarily mean that someone’s negligence did not cause your accident. Sometimes the reason a crash occurred is a dangerous condition of the roadway or some other condition that makes accidents more likely.
In instances such as these, you may have a case against the city or state for negligence in maintaining the road or for improper signage. Additionally, motorcyclists are afforded certain rights under the California Vehicle Code. Our attorneys will make sure you are fully informed of these rights before you decide whether a lawsuit is appropriate.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Bracamontes and Vlasak have experience recovering the damages plaintiffs are entitled to after being injured in a motorcycle accident in the Bay Area. After a motorcycle accident, it is likely that you have injuries that require time and medical attention. Your time and energy is best focused on healing. You can leave legal matters in the capable hands of BV Law.
Our aggressive efforts are aimed at obtaining the best possible results while you are recovering. Contact one the attorneys at Bracamontes & Vlasak today for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident. We can also be reached by telephone at 415.835.6777.
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