San Jose Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you’re suffering after a motorcycle accident, you may deserve financial compensation. In order to get the payment that you’re entitled to, you need to bring legal action.
Law Office of Warren Nguyen understands exactly what happened from a biker’s point-of-view. As experienced trial lawyers, we know how to communicate with insurance companies, lawyers, and juries the details and dynamics of bike riding.
San Jose Motorcycle Accident Laws
To know if you have a motorcycle accident case, it’s crucial to understand San Jose motorcycle accident laws. Your rights in a San Jose motorcycle accident are based on fault. The law in San Jose is that the person who acts negligently bears the expense of the accident.
As a motorcyclist, you have the same rights as all other vehicles on the road. Your right to recovery is no greater or smaller because you are a motorcyclist. If you’re injured in an accident, you have the right to compensation for your physical injuries, whatever they are. You have the same rights and privileges as all other drivers. However, you must aggressively exercise your rights to win the compensation that you deserve.
At Law Office of Warren Nguyen, our personal injury attorneys realize how these injuries impact a person’s life. We often work with motorcycle riders and passengers who suffer serious physical injuries such as:
- Head and brain injuries (including concussions)
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Dental injuries
- Eye injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Severe or multiple fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Burns (including friction burns or “road rash”).
If a motor vehicle driver’s negligence caused you to suffer these or other injuries – or if you were injured as a passenger on a motorcycle ridden by a negligent motorcyclists – you should not face the burden of medical expenses and lost wages. The negligent driver – or the driver’s insurance company – should fully and fairly compensate you for all of your harm.
At Law Office of Warren Nguyen, a San Jose motorcycle attorney will work tirelessly to pursue that result for you. We won’t charge you any legal fees unless we secure compensation on your behalf.
When I purchase a motorcycle do I have to carry insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance to cover others who may be injured or damaged by your negligent operation of your motorcycle. We recommend that you purchase additional liability coverage up to $100,000/$300,000. This is particularly important due to the serious injuries a passenger on your motorcycle may suffer if you have an accident. We also recommend that you carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage of $100,000/300,000.
Will my comprehensive and collision insurance cover the amounts I have spent for extras for my motorcycle, such as chrome and customization?
Probably not. Some policies provide coverage for up to $1,000 in options. You can purchase insurance coverage for all of your options by providing your insurance company with itemized proof of the chrome and extras and paying an additional premium.
When should I report an accident to my insurance company or agent?
Immediately! You should report all accidents to your insurance company, broker or agent as soon as possible so that they are not in a position to deny any legitimate claim that you may have.
Should I Get A Lawyer For A Motorcycle Accident?
If you have injuries or significant property damage, you should get a lawyer for a motorcycle accident. The value of a motorcycle accident case can be complex, and the insurance company hopes that you’ll settle your case for much less than it’s worth. Unfortunately, too many victims are unaware of the full value of their case when they choose to go it alone.
Also, there are significant and vital steps that you need to take in order to ultimately get results after a motorcycle accident. You should work with an experienced lawyer for a motorcycle accident if you have suffered anything other than the most minor of injuries.
When should I contact a San Jose motorcycle accident attorney?
Immediately! The laws regarding accidents in San Jose are increasingly complex and can be very confusing. Whenever you have been in an accident, as a driver or passenger, and have any questions, feel free to contact any of the accident attorneys at Law Office of Warren Nguyen – free of charge. Law Office of Warren Nguyen earns a fee only if money is collected on your behalf.
How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Settlement Worth?
Your motorcycle accident settlement is worth the value of your economic and non-economic losses. Your motorcycle accident settlement depends specifically on your case and the losses that you sustain. Your damages, the strength of your legal case and whether there is shared fault all play a role in what your motorcycle accident settlement is worth.
Here are some types of damages that you may be able to claim for your motorcycle accident settlement:
- Motorcycle repair or replacement costs
- Payment for medical treatment expenses
- Nursing care including home care
- Diagnostic testing like x-rays, blood tests
- Prescription costs and mobility assistance devices
- Physical therapy costs
- Lost income replacement; lost career potential
- Other property damages
- Replacement household care services
- Pain and suffering, emotional anguish, mental harm
Ultimately, you decide whether to accept a settlement or take your case to trial. It’s our job as attorneys to build the strongest case possible and negotiate the best settlement offers. Then, we offer you informed advice about whether to accept a settlement or try your case before a jury. At all stages, we’re your advocates to help you receive the best possible result.
What happens if my motorcycle is stolen?
You should purchase what is known as “comprehensive” coverage to cover your motorcycle for theft, fire and vandalism — common occurrences with motorcycles. Your insurance will pay the book value of the bicycle less a deductible or the value of the damage. Usually the deductible for fire damage is less than that for theft or vandalism
What is the average payout for a motorcycle accident?
The amount varies based on whether there are no-fault laws in your state and based on other laws in place in your state. The amount that you receive for your case depends on the specific facts and circumstances present in your unique situation.
Our San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys handle motorcycle accidents of all kinds. Whether your case is worth $1,000 or $1,000,000, your case matters to us. Don’t make assumptions about the value or strength of your case without meeting with our legal team. It’s our job to make sure that you get the best possible result from your case. Let us help you understand how our legal services can maximize your compensation after a motorcycle accident.
What services can I expect from your San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys?
Our San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys do everything that needs to be done for you to win your case. Here are some of the services that we provide to our valued clients:
- Emergency preservation of evidence; identifying and contacting witnesses
- Preparation of all legal documents
- Making reports to insurance companies; demand letters to the insurance company as appropriate
- Legal action to compel testimony from reluctant witnesses
- Representing you at court appearances
- Building your evidence and legal strategy
- Negotiation of the best possible settlement offer
- Sound advice about whether to accept a settlement offer
- Going to trial, selection of the jury, presentation of evidence, arguments
- Collection of judgment; appeal if needed
With our motorcycle accident attorneys, we do whatever it takes to ensure that you get the justice that you deserve. We work for you and with you to get fair treatment for your San Jose motorcycle accident case.
Who pays if my motorcycle is damaged?
If you purchase “collision” coverage your insurance will pay for the damage over and above your deductible. If another driver causes the damage to your bike you would have the option of presenting the claim to that driver’s insurance company if he or she had insurance. Many drivers fail to carry adequate coverage so we recommend you cover yourself with collision coverage and a deductible you can afford.
San Jose Motorcycle Accident Attorneys – Free Consultation
At Law Office of Warren Nguyen, we believe that excellent legal services come with a personal touch. When you hire us, you’re working with our entire legal team of attorneys and paralegals. You can expect to reach us any time you have a question or thought about your case.
Our San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys are a fully-staffed, aggressive legal team devoted to your success. Millions of dollars in verdicts for satisfied clients tell our story. Our San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys are proud of what we do and proud of how we help our clients. We want you to be our next success story.
Take the first step and contact our San Jose personal injury lawyers for your free consultation. Same-day appointments are available. We look forward to meeting you.