San Francisco Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Attorney
San Francisco | Oakland | San Rafael | San Jose CA
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, talk to an attorney who has represented hundreds of motorcyclists. The Weber & Nierenberg motorcycle accident law firm has a reputation in the cycling community as a law firm that aggressively represents motorcyclists in personal injury cases.
Legal Help — Bay Area Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents are unique because of the inability of motorists to easily see motorcycles on the road. Also, non-riders typically are biased against motorcyclists. We know how to show the insurance company, public entity and jury that the motorcycle would have been clearly visible if only the motorist had been attentive. We know how to neutralize any personal or corporate bias against motorcyclists.
Motorcycle accidents can cause severe injuries, including complex fractures (especially in the lower extremities), spinal cord injury, brain injury and amputation, or wrongful death. At our law firm, you will have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who understands these injuries and who will monitor your medical progress.
How Did the Motorcycle or Scooter Accident Happen?
Once you hire us, we will try to preserve all evidence remaining at the accident site. We will inspect and photograph your motorcycle or scooter. We will obtain and review all police, fire and ambulance reports. Interviewing witnesses before the insurance company or public entity does is crucial. Our law firm works with a renowned motorcycle accident reconstruction expert to reconstruct your visibility, location and movements so that the insurance company, public entity or jury can fully understand what happened.
When the insurance company or public entity disputes who is at fault for the accident or when the settlement offer is insufficient to compensate you for your losses, we will file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
If a defective product was involved in your accident — brakes, fuel tank or any other part — we will pursue a product liability case against the manufacturer or seller.
Your Weber & Nierenberg motorcycle accident attorney will be familiar with whatever bike you were riding at the time of your accident — Harley, Gold Wing, Honda, Suzuki, Buell, Yamaha, Vespa or any other touring bike, racing bike or scooter.
Recent Examples of How We Have Helped Our Motorcycle Accident Clients
Our 36-year-old client was lawfully driving his motorcycle on I-80 near Hayward when a commuter van suddenly and without warning changed lanes into him, striking his motorcycle and foot. The defendant claimed that our client was speeding because he looked in his rear-view mirror and never saw our client. Our motorcycle expert reconstructed the accident and helped us prove our client wasn’t speeding. Our client suffered a severe foot fracture, requiring surgery and a career change.
Our 30-year-old client from Vallejo was driving his motorcycle slightly above the speed limit when a slow-moving backhoe in front of him moved partially into the shoulder and then started turning left in front of our client, causing him to lay down his motorcycle, fracture his back and injure his spinal cord, which required spinal fusions at two vertebral levels. The adverse party predictably argued that our client was going at an excessive speed, but our expert motorcycle accident reconstructionist proved otherwise.
Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Uninsured Motorist Claims
If the at-fault driver in your motorcycle accident was either uninsured or underinsured, and if you purchased uninsured/underinsured coverage, your own insurance will cover your personal injury claim. You need a personal injury lawyer to help you make an uninsured/underinsured motorist accident claim.
Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage also covers you if you are the victim of a hit-and-run driver.
When you make an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim because of a motorcycle accident, your insurance company then stands in the shoes of the uninsured/underinsured driver and becomes your adversary. Even though you pay your insurance company for this coverage, your insurance company does not represent you. Rather, it represents its shareholders, who want the insurance company to pay you as little as possible, if anything at all.
The insurance company has lawyers fighting to minimize or avoid paying you compensation, so you need an experienced law firm fighting to maximize your compensation and guarding your interests.
Browse the pages below to learn more about bicycle accidents and how our law firm can help.
- Motorcycle Accidents Overview
- Wrongful Death
- Serious & Catastrophic Injuries
- Hit & Run Accidents
- Uninsured or Underinsured Drivers
- Defective Roadway Accidents
- Left Hand Turns
- Stop Signs or Stoplights
- Lane Change Accidents
- Passing & Lane Splitting
Free Initial Consultation
Schedule a free evaluation of your motorcycle accident or wrongful death claim by calling us toll free at
1-866-288-6010 or, if you prefer, filling out our intake form and having us contact you. You have no obligation to hire us when you receive this evaluation. If you hire us, we will get paid only after we recover money for you.
Contingency Fees Negotiated On Every Case.
At Weber and Nierenberg we understand your anxiety about getting all of your medical bills paid, loss of earnings reimbursed, compensation for pain, suffering or the loss of a loved one and the costs of high quality legal representation. We provide an initial evaluation of your claim at no charge to you. If you decide to retain us we will negotiate a contingency fee with you that you are comfortable with so that you will not pay any attorney fees or costs unless we get you compensation for your losses.
Our lawyers can protect your interests after a serious accident, including a motorcycle or auto accident, that resulted in serious injury. With offices throughout northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, we represent clients throughout the communities in and around the East Bay, North Bay and South Bay, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Napa, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Berkeley, Richmond, Fremont, Hayward, Modesto,Novato, Palo Alto, Stockton, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Walnut Creek.