Motorcycle Accidents

A San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

Were you the victim of a motorcycle crash in Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, or North County San Diego? Did you experience severe injuries such as road rash, face or head injury, or broken bones in your shoulders, arms, or legs? It is important to speak with an experienced and proven motorcycle injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal and financial rights and preserve evidence related to the accident.

Motorcyclists face a challenging road. Cars change lanes without looking and pull in front of you without paying attention. If the accident was the fault of another driver, there are several options available to help you recover from your injuries and pay for your medical treatment, therapies, plastic surgery, and future medical requirements.

You are entitled to recover lost wages, medical expenses, and other compensation for your pain and change of lifestyle due to the crash. It is never possible to put everything back as it was before the moment of your accident, but the Kohn Law Offices will work hard to make things right for you, and help you to move forward with your life.

Motorcycle Passengers

There are almost always options to help passengers recover compensation. You may be entitled to compensation from insurance policies covering both drivers as many people are uncomfortable with the thought of suing their friend, lover, or brother who was driving at the time.

Though insurance companies will often try to make you feel bad about using coverage, driver’s have paid to protect themselves from liability in the event of an unexpected accident, and insurance has an obligation to pay those who are injured.

It may be necessary to work with your existing medical insurance or Medicaid provider as well. These are details you shouldn't have to worry about, and phone calls you shouldn't have to make. At our law office, we work on behalf of our clients to make sure that they receive the reimbursements and compensation they are entitled to. Our personal injury lawyers thoroughly investigate and manage the legal process of pursuing those responsible to make sure you can recover and move forward.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

The causes of motorcycle accidents are similar to those responsible for a majority of auto accidents.

These include:

  • Speeding
  • Erratic lane changing
  • Passing on the shoulder or between cars

However, one major difference is visibility. Other motorists simply do not see motorcyclists. This has some bearing on the issue of fault. Many individuals incorrectly assume that accidents involving a motorcycle are the fault of the rider. The truth is, many motorcycle accidents occur because of the inattentiveness of other motorists.

Damages & Compensation for Your Accident

Insurance companies often settle an accident claim for far less than the damages and injuries deserve. Aside from the immediate consequences, the impact of these types of accidents on an individual's life can be far reaching.

San Diego motorcycle accident attorney Russell Kohn can help pursue compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage

To learn more about the types of compensation which you might be entitled to, contact the Kohn Law Office in San Diego. Attorney Russell Kohn can review the details of your case and help you determine the best course of action.

Call us at (760) 301-5456 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.