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?
An 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
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
What If You Weren't Wearing a Helmet?
If you weren't wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of your accident,
that doesn't mean you will automatically be denied compensation. In most
cases, if you were not at fault for the accident, you can still recover
compensation for your injuries even if you weren't wearing proper safety
gear at the time. However, the insurance company may argue that if you
had been wearing proper safety gear your injuries might not have been as severe.
This may lead to your settlement amount being reduced. If you're worried
that you may not be able to recover compensation because you weren't wearing
a helmet during your accident, reach out to our team today for help.
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.
“These folks immediately respond to you and they are friendly and
they do everything possible to help you get through tough times.
My property damage was handled quickly and I was very happy with the settlement
that I obtained for my injuries.”
- Daniel L.
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.