Left Turn Accident Collision
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If you have been injured on a motorcycle because another motorist made a left turn into your path, you want an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation for your losses. Under the California Vehicle Code, any driver intending to make a left turn must yield the right of way to all vehicles (including motorcycles) lawfully coming from the other direction and close enough to constitute a hazard (California Vehicle Code, Section 21801). Unfortunately, many drivers fail to exercise the necessary degree of care to determine if a motorcycle is approaching and how much time they have until it arrives. Others simply assume that you will yield to them since they are bigger.
At Weber & Nierenberg, we have nearly 30 years of experience representing motorcycle injury victims, including countless motorcyclists injured in left-turn accidents, throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area and northern California. We place a priority on personal service and attention, working directly with you throughout your case, from your first meeting with us to the resolution of your claim. We have the flexibility and prompt response time you expect from a small law practice combined with the experience and resources customarily found only at a large law firm.
Motorcycle Accidents | Left Hand Turns
One of the most frequent causes of a motorcycle accident injury is an illegal left hand turn made by a careless or negligent motorist. According to state law, a driver making a left-hand turn must yield to any vehicle lawfully coming the other way that will cross the path of the turn before it is completed. Many car and truck drivers either fail to accurately assess whether a turn can be safely completed or fail to use the necessary care to see a motorcycle coming. Even though you may not collide with the other vehicle, the need to unexpectedly and quickly brake may cause you to lose control of your bike.
We help motorcycle accident victims who have sustained all types of injuries, including serious and catastrophic losses such as broken bones, scarring and disfigurement, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord trauma, paralysis, and amputation. We also represent families and individuals who have lost a loved one in wrongful death claims involving motorcycle crashes.
We will help you seek recovery for all losses sustained in a left-hand turn accident, from lost wages or income to medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, and the loss of companionship or consortium.
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.
Contact Weber & Nierenberg
We provide a free initial consultation to people with motorcycle accident injury claims. To arrange an appointment, contact our office by e-mail or call our office toll-free at 1-866-288-6010
. We handle all motorcycle accident injury claims on a contingent-fee basis. Unless we recover compensation for your losses, we will not charge any attorney fees.
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 bicycle accident, that resulted in serious injury. With offices throughout northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Rafael, Oakland and San Jose, we represent clients throughout the communities in and around the East Bay, North Bay and South Bay, including San Francisco CA, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Napa, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Berkeley, Richmond, Fremont, Hayward, Modesto, Stockton, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Walnut Creek, CA.