Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Motorcycle Accidents in San Francisco, CA
What should I do immediately after a motorcycle accident?
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident in the San Francisco area, you will need to remain at the scene (if possible) and exchange driver and insurance information with the other driver or drivers involved. You will then need to file an insurance claim to seek financial damages for your injuries. It is also important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you feel that your injuries are not severe. In addition to taking these steps, we recommend that you take pictures at the scene, get the contact information of any witnesses present and take notes. These may prove helpful at a later date when you're filing your claim.
What is my claim worth?
No two motorcycle accident claims are the same, and as such the value of your case may vary depending on the unique circumstances. Most often, it will be the extent of injury the motorcyclist sustains, in addition to property damage caused by the accident that will determine the value of a claim, but your attorney's ability to properly evaluate your case and prove the value of damages will go a long way in determining your actual ability to recover financial damages.
Should I talk to the insurance company about my motorcycle accident?
You will need to report the accident to your insurance company, as this is necessary under contract. However, you may wish to consult an attorney before talking to your insurance company and should definitely avoid giving any type of statement to the other driver's insurance company under any circumstances. The other driver's insurance company may attempt to contact you to get information or a statement that would limit their client's liability in the case, and taking initiative and consulting an attorney may be your way of avoiding liability in this situation.
Do I need a San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney?
An insurance company may make even a relatively minor motorcycle accident claim difficult for a victim, offering a settlement that is below the true value of his or her claim. A motorcycle accident attorney can serve to level the playing field, putting the appropriate pressure on the insurance company and working actively to ensure that the victim's interests are properly represented. Through the life of your claim, an attorney can handle everything so you can focus on healing and spending time with loved ones.
What will it cost to work with a lawyer?
When you work with Accident Lawyers, you pay no out of pocket expenses and no legal fees unless we win your case. Our lawyers work on San Francisco motorcycle accident claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients only pay if we recover a settlement or jury award on their behalf.
For more answers to your questions about motorcycle accidents, contact a
San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer
at our offices.