San Diego, California, is known for amazing year-round weather, so it’s a great place to ride a motorcycle. But riding can be risky, as many people in cars and trucks don’t always keep an eye out for motorcyclists.
Unfortunately, the lawyers at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers have seen the devastating real-life stories behind the motorcycle accident statistics in San Diego, CA. Our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers can help you fight for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering after you’ve been hurt in a crash. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for accident victims over the years.
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How Can Mission Personal Injury Lawyers Help After a Motorcycle Accident in San Diego?
Getting in a crash on your bike can leave you with a pile of bills and uncertainty about what to do next. We can help alleviate your stress by getting to work right away on your case. We have a 99% success rate in our injury cases, and our lawyers have over 40 years of combined legal experience.
When you hire our San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys, we’ll:
- Determine the cause of your accident and identify all potentially liable parties
- Calculate your damages to include all future costs
- Hire experts such as accident reconstructionists, traffic engineers, or medical professionals to help strengthen your case
- Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
- Send an award-winning trial lawyer to fight for you in court, if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement
We’re known to get results. With our legal team on your side, you’ll be in the best possible position to get the compensation you deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay a dime unless we win. Time is limited to file a claim, so call now for your free case evaluation.
Are Motorcycle Accidents Common in San Diego?
There are more than 80,000 registered motorcycles in San Diego County, and they share the road with almost 3 million cars and trucks. There are bound to be tragic encounters.
In 2020, 539 motorcyclists in California were killed in crashes. While helmets do protect against injury, 91% of those killed were wearing helmets.
In 2021, there were 639 motorcycle accidents in San Diego. That’s almost 2 a day. In those crashes,18 people were killed, and another 717 people were injured. There were 8 crashes involving a pedestrian and 3 involving a bicycle.
Those numbers are up significantly from 2020, when there were 468 motorcycle crashes, 13 deaths, and 511 people injured. That year, 1 bicyclist and 6 pedestrians were involved in crashes with motorcycles.
In greater San Diego county, there were 1,384 motorcycle crashes in 2021. Forty-six people lost their lives in those wrecks. Another 1,540 people were injured. Of those crashes, 16 involved pedestrians, and 8 involved bicycles.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Most accidents can be avoided. In other words, most are caused by human error or negligence.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Excessive speed
- Dangerous left turns
- Vehicles failing to see motorcycles during lane changes
- Drunk driving
- Mechanical failure
- Poor road design
- Road obstacles
- Poor signage
- Failure to see pedestrian or bicycle
Motorcycle crashes happen in a split second–you likely won’t know exactly what caused your crash. We conduct a thorough investigation to determine all contributing causes. If a defective product was involved, we are equipped to hold the manufacturer accountable.
We also do the legwork to defend against false allegations that you were to blame. If you’re partially at fault, under California’s comparative fault law, your compensation could be reduced. If you are in any way responsible, we make sure you don’t shoulder any more than your fair share.
What Injuries Occur in Motorcycle Crashes?
Motorcycles lack almost any protection. As a result, many crashes do result in long-term disabilities or death.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Wrongful death
We work diligently to help you recover for all financial losses (economic damages) and pain and suffering (non-economic damages). If you lost a loved one, we work quickly to help you recover financial support as you move forward in a difficult time.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Were you injured in a motorcycle accident in San Diego? You deserve top-rated attorneys to fight for your right to compensation. That’s why Mission Personal Injury Lawyers should be your first call. For more than a decade, our San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys have helped victims like you recover the maximum financial award available.
Contact us online or call now to schedule your free case evaluation.