San Jose Motorcycle Accident Attorney

What You Need to Know About California Motorcycle Collisions

Motorcyclists are often in much more danger than other car and truck drivers on the road, simply due to the overwhelming discrepancy in size and weight between these types of vehicles and others on the road. Inherent in the risks that most motorcycle riders face on a daily basis are problems caused by road impediments such as minor divots in the pavement, visual impediments, speed accidents, and riding skill accidents. For motorcycle riders, there is a very real risk of tipping and falling, being thrown off course by a minor road issue, wobbling from excessive speed, or being hit by a driver that did not see the smaller visual target on the road.

Injured in a motorcycle accident? Let our motorcycle accident lawyers in San Jose give you the representation you deserve!

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Why Contact an Attorney Experienced in Handling Motorcycle Accident Claims?

biker sitting with his motorcycle on the side of the roadAn alarmingly high number of motorcycle riders are injured while out riding, most in accidents that were not caused by the rider. In fact, 2/3 of motorcycle accidents with another vehicle were the fault of the automobile driver, not the motorcycle rider.

Considering these two important facts about motorcycle riders:

  • They are more than 25 times more likely to die in a car crash than someone riding in a passenger car
  • Five times the amount of regular car accidents will result in injury to a motorcyclist involved in the same collision.

There is clearly a great need to involve a legal professional in matters of this nature. It is important to ensure that, as the victim of one of these accidents, you are represented by a skilled legal professional that can help you seek compensation for the damages incurred during a collision. By contacting a motorcycle accident attorney in San Jose from Habbas & Associates you can begin taking the legal steps necessary to address matters of this nature.

What is the Average Payout for a Motorcycle Accident?

If the insurance company contacts you and offers you a settlement, it can be tempting to accept their first offer and assume that's all your case is worth. However, when deciding whether or not you have been offered a fair settlement, it's important to consider the following expenses that the settlement will need to cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income through missed work
  • Ongoing treatment or therapy
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

Unsure whether the amount you have been offered is a fair settlement? Reach out to our San Jose motorcycle accident lawyers to discuss your case in a free consultation.

Who Is At Fault In Most Motorcycle Accidents?

In spite of what most insurance companies would have you believe, motorcyclists are not usually the ones at fault for accidents. Many insurance companies like to promote the idea that bikers are reckless and this recklessness leads to accidents. While this is true in some situations, it is not true for the majority of motorcycle vs. car accidents. If the insurance company tries to pin the blame on you for your accident, you don't have to just take their word for it. By hiring a lawyer you can ensure that your best interests are kept in mind and that your rights as a biker are protected.

How Habbas & Associates Can Help

The experience and history behind Habbas & Associates go back many years, and the legal representation you will be provided when you choose to work with our firm will include the skills and information that we have worked hard to develop over the years. Working with a motorcycle accident attorney in San Jose from our firm will be an experience unique from any other, as we take active measures to ensure that your needs are first and foremost among our priorities. We are dedicated to ensuring that you are not again harmed in any way similar to the one which initially brought you to our firm. The negligent and/ or reckless behaviors of another which led to your accident will be addressed by an associate from our firm in the hopes of recovering maximum compensation for your damages.

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My property damage was handled quickly and I was very happy with the settlement
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We pride ourselves on knowing the law and using our knowledge for the betterment of the clients we serve. Therefore, you can expect our team to vehemently go to work for you, employing any and all methods of legal representation that may be necessary to uncover the wrongs that were enacted against you during your motorcycle accident. We will work to ensure that you are justly compensated for your injuries and damages.

Our team holds membership on some of the most notable boards in both the state and nation, including:

  • The Consumer Attorneys of California
  • The Orange County Bar Association
  • The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • The Santa Clara Bar Association
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association

For whatever type of car accident you were involved in, you need to take adequate measures to ensure that your rights are protected as you attempt to deal with the aftermath of the matter.

For a free consultation to discuss your case, contact a San Jose motorcycle accident lawyer from the firm today.

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