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San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to immediately hire an experienced, creative, and well-respected motorcycle accident attorney in San Francisco to represent you from the beginning of the claims process and through a lawsuit, if necessary. Every single day, distracted, and careless auto and bus and truck drivers engage in dangerous driving behavior, too often causing bikers serious personal injuries or death.

At the law office of Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, our dedicated personal injury attorneys are committed to holding negligent motorists accountable for the injuries and deaths they cause in motorcycle accidents. Because both partners are avid life-long motorcyclists, we attract clients who enjoy the same hobbies and interests as ours, that same love for motorcycle riding. We find people are much more comfortable consulting with a bike lawyer who understands where they’re coming from and who also has a passion for motorcycles. Our depth of experience as motorcycle riders and motorcycle lawyers gives our firm a clear advantage over the opposition.

Why Choose Choulos, Choulos & Wyle?

After experiencing something as serious as a motorcycle accident injury, you need a firm with vast experience handling these cases. Choulos, Choulos & Wyle is ready to help.

  • We have more than 20 years of experience assisting those who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of another.
  • We have a reputation for results, with a 98% success rate in all of our cases – and over 200 cases successfully resolved in the past five years.
  • We represent clients based on a contingency fee agreement. You do not pay any legal fees upfront, and if we do not win your case, you do not have to pay any of our expenses at all.

We know. We ride. We care.

Because both partners are avid cyclists and motorcyclists, we attract clients who have the same hobbies and interests. We find people are much more comfortable consulting with someone who understands where they’re coming from and who has a passion for it. Our interest in these areas offers an advantage in going up against the other side due to our knowledge and personal experience.

We Are Here to Protect Your Interests (Insurers Are NOT)

Our attorneys often hear the same story —”I didn’t see him” — or some other excuse that puts the blame squarely on the biker, not on the motorist’s dangerous driving.

share-the-laneFrequent causes of serious motorcycle accidents include:

  • Racing to beat the light
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Unexpected left-hand turns
  • Sudden stops
  • Tailgating

Dangerous road conditions or a defective car or motorcycle part could have played a significant role in your accident. Perhaps a manufacturing defect in your bike helmet made the injuries worse. We won’t know unless we carefully investigate the dynamics of your motorcycle accident.

Our firm has extensive experience handling all kinds of motorcycle accident investigations and knows how to preserve valuable evidence. In fact, we frequently retain the services of accident reconstructionists to aid in our investigations.

Saying the wrong thing after a motorcycle accident can limit the amount of money you can receive for your losses. Before you provide a statement to an insurance claims adjuster or accept a settlement offer, we strongly urge you to speak with a lawyer. Your consultation with us is always free.

Motorcycle Statistics For Our Area

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there are more than 850,000 total registered motorcycles in the state of California, more than any other state in the country. During the latest reporting year, crashes involving motorcycles results in nearly 14,000 motorcyclist injuries and 488 motorcycle rider fatalities.

Most Common San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Unfortunately, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to sustaining severe injuries in a crash than those inside traditional passenger vehicles involved in accidents. Even when motorcyclists are wearing helmets, they are still vulnerable. There is simply not much protection for a motorcycle rider if they are struck by a vehicle. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, it is not uncommon for our motorcycle accident attorneys in San Francisco help clients who have sustained the following:

Each of these injuries requires immediate medical attention, and motorcycle crash victims often face long recovery times. In many cases, a crash victim may suffer temporary or permanent disabilities due to the incident.

We’re Bikers Ourselves

We’ve run the roadway gauntlet of drivers on cell phones, trucks accelerating through intersections and vehicles swerving into our lane. California highway driving requires constant vigilance, but not even experienced bikers can always avoid injury.

If your loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident involving a car or truck, contact our San Francisco law office to speak with an attorney who really understands. If your injuries prevent you from traveling, we’ll meet you at home or in the hospital to discuss your case.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For A Motorcycle Accident In San Francisco?

Each state has time limits in place regarding how long an injury victim has to file a lawsuit to recover compensation from an at-fault party following a traffic accident. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In California, the statute of limitations for a motorcycle accident is two years from the date the accident occurs. This means that victims will have two years to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent party to recover compensation. Failure to file a claim within this time limit will result in the victim being unable to recover compensation for their losses.

If a motorcycle accident was caused by the negligence of a California government employee (state, county, municipal), victims must file a notice of their intention to sue within six months of the incident occurring.

What Kind Of Compensation Is Available For A Motorcycle Accident Case?

If a motorcyclist is injured in a traffic collision that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, they may be entitled to various types of compensation. While the total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on the specific factors of each case, the San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers at Choulos, Choulos & Wyle regularly help clients obtain the following:

  • Coverage of all motorcycle crash-related medical expenses
  • Lost income if a client cannot work while they recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

How Choulos Choulos & Wyle Helps Injured Bikers

At Choulos Choulos & Wyle, our motorcycle accident lawyers will:

  • Protect your interests by handling all paperwork and negotiations with the insurance company
  • Thoroughly investigate the scene of the accident, preserving the evidence and gathering eyewitness testimony
  • Help you get an accurate diagnosis from a medical expert who understands your injuries
  • Ensure you receive medical care and rehabilitation services you need to achieve maximum physical recovery

Notable Result: DOUG L. VS. NEGLIGENT VAN DRIVER

Motorcyclist suffered multiple fractures when struck by van driver making a U turn across both lanes of travel. Motorcycle accident occurred when in Marin County a van driver turned right onto a shoulder and then pulled a U turn across the entire road without making sure the roadway was clear. As a result, Doug L. who was riding his motorcycle at the posted speed limit, was caused to hit the van and he sustained multiple fractures and underwent several surgeries to repair the fractures. We filed Doug’s case in Marin County Superior Court and were able to make the van driver and the company for whom he was driving accountable.
Settlement: $2,300,000.00

Contact Choulos Choulos & Wyle

Our job isn’t to simply win your case; our job is to help reestablish your financial security and health. Contact the San Francisco law office of Choulos Choulos & Wyle to talk with one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers. Call (415) 432-7292 or (877) 702-7800 toll-free.

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