San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
350 10th Avenue, Suite 1000
San Diego, California 92101
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle collision, a qualified
motorcycle accident lawyer can assist you. The number of bikes on the
roadways in San Diego has increased. In many cases, motorists do not see
or are not aware of bikers, which has caused a great deal of accidents.
Even with the best insurance coverage, your medical bills might not be
covered completely. Your family can be in a real financial bind due to
this accident. The staff at The Doan Law Firm is eager to help you settle
this incident, and we know you want to put it behind you.
The Severity of a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle riders, involved in an accident, have a greater risk of obtaining
serious injuries. This is because they have no exterior protection. Their
bodies are in the elements, which means there is nothing to shield the
head and neck from major trauma. We often see many injuries of the brain
and neck in these types of accidents. Even if you feel great after the
incident, you still need to be checked by a doctor. Many injuries do not
appear until the next day. The shock and adrenaline rush of the event
can mask pain.
Once the body settles down, the true impact of your injuries can be felt.
It is imperative to have a check-up within the 24-hour window. Even if
you feel nothing is wrong, you could have an unforeseen issue that needs
medical attention. These medical bills and doctor reports will become
part of your claim, later on in the process.
Dealing With The Insurance Company
The insurance company tries to play that they are your friend, but they
are not a friend to anyone. It is their job to pay as little as possible
to the victim and their families. When death from a motorcycle accident
occurs, a victim may suffer twice. First, there is the initial blow from
the injuries they obtained from the accident, and second, they must deal
with the loss of a loved one or friend. These cases are delicate, and
going to battle without an experienced attorney cannot guarantee you will
get the compensation you deserve. Those who try to fight their cases alone
may find they get numerous intimidation attempts as well as numbers that
do not represent the true costs of the accident.
The insurance company will contact you right away, and they want you to
settle the case quickly. When you sign off on the settlement, you also
agree to drop any future claims against them. That means if you have further
medical bills, you are responsible for the payment of those expenses.
They will need an official statement from you. Beware of giving any statements
to anyone. These statements are recorded and can and will be used against
you in a court of law. Let an experienced motorcycle accident attorney
handle the negotiations for you. In many cases, you may not need to go
to court. Many cases are successfully settled before the case escalates.
Handling A Motorcycle Accident Case
The Doan Law Firm will review your case. Not every motorcycle accident
is grounds for a lawsuit. We must be able to prove there was negligence
on the driver’s part. Our goal is to obtain compensation for pain
and suffering, medical bills, and more. We work on a contingency basis,
which means you do not have to pay us unless we win.
We will evaluate all the damages, and we determine a value for the accident.
Next, we will send a demand letter to the insurance company outlining
the compensation details. The insurance company can accept the amount
requested, counter offer with a different number, or deny the request
altogether. We can enter into negotiations with an insurance company that
is willing to try to negotiate a settlement. However, if things do not
reach a favorable outcome, we take the next step and go to court.
A Support System When Facing The Judge
When it is time to go to court, we will be right by your side. It may be
difficult to relive the events of that day, but you have a great support
system with our firm. We understand how you feel, and we want to be there
for you. This is a stressful time, and you must realize that this part
of the process is necessary for a favorable outcome.
Why should you hire The Doan Law Firm? We understand that you are busy.
We have video chat and conferencing available. We are open and honest
up front. Our offices may close at 5 p.m., but we answer emails and telephone
calls 24/7. The far-reaching consequences of a motorcycle injury accident,
require a strong and knowledgeable attorney fighting on your behalf. Call
us today for a consultation, (800) 349-0000.