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San Diego Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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Motorcycles give riders an unparalleled sense of freedom, control, and connection to the open road. When they crash, however, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact our firm today to pursue fair compensation.

At the Law Offices of Robert Vaage, our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyer has more than 30 years of experience with personal injury law, and has recovered more than $100 million on behalf of his clients in that time. When you choose to retain our firm, you can expect a high-standard of counsel from an advocate who is truly committed to your best interests.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, call us at (619) 739-4040 to schedule a free consultation. You don’t pay a dime unless we win!

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Any experienced motorcycle rider understands that the best way to avoid a collision is to stay as far away from cars as possible. This is because many, if not most, motorcycle accidents in San Diego are caused by the negligent behavior of a driver. If you’ve been injured in any of the following types of collisions, call our firm to pursue justice.

While motorcycle accidents can have a variety of causes, some of the most prevalent include:

  • Failure to yield: If drivers don’t exercise caution when turning, merging or changing lanes, they can trigger a serious crash. Left-turn collisions are particularly common at intersections. Drivers are typically looking out for other cars and may fail to see a motorcyclist approaching the intersection.
  • Failure to recognize a motorcycle: Lane splitting is legal in California, but unfortunately, many drivers fail to pay attention to what’s happening between the lanes. Drivers will often try to jump back and forth between lanes and sometimes merge into passing motorcyclists causing serious injury. Additionally, distracted drivers who are texting or talking on their cell phones often don’t see motorcycles until it is too late.
  • Rear-ends accidents: These accidents are statistically uncommon but, nonetheless, occur with alarming frequency. While a motorcyclist is stopped at an intersection, cars approaching the intersection may not see the rider or may misjudge the amount of room they have to stop. A minor fender-bender in a car can be a fatal accident on a motorcycle. Additionally, drivers often don’t realize how quickly a motorcycle can come to a stop. Tailgating can cause a dangerous rear-end collision.
  • Poor road conditions: Road defects, such as potholes, uneven pavement or standing water, are especially dangerous for motorcyclists. In some cases, the public entities tasked with maintaining the roadways can be held liable.
  • Defective equipment: If a faulty bike, helmet or other protective gear contributed to the crash or the severity of your injuries, you may be able to pursue a claim against the manufacturer or seller of the product.

These are just a few of the ways negligent drivers can contribute to serious motorcycle accidents. If you believe your injuries are the result of a driver’s negligent behavior, you owe it to yourself and your family to pursue fair compensation. The physical toll of a crash can be enough, to say nothing of the high cost of medical bills and other expenses.

Trust Our Experienced Firm

For more than 30 years, our San Diego motorcycle accident attorney has taken on giant insurance companies, and has successfully recovered more than $100 million on behalf of his clients. His extensive experience in personal injury law makes our firm uniquely qualified to take on even the most complex cases. When you choose the Law Offices of Robert Vaage, you won’t pay a dime until and unless we recover on your behalf.

The true cost of an injury is higher than you might think. Contact us today to pursue fair compensation.

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