Archives for July 2012

Motorcycle Accidents and Spinal Injuries

Helpful Legal Information for You Following a Serious Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accidents and Spinal Injuries

A helmet can protect a rider’s head, but the spine remains vulnerable in a motorcycle/car collision and other types of motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one suffered injury the spine or neck in the Bay area or anywhere in Northern California, you’ll need legal help in your fight against insurers.

Attorney Joseph S. Nierenberg of the San Francisco law firm of Weber of Weber & Nierenberg have handled dozens of catastrophic motorcycle accident claims involving head, neck and back injuries. With over 27 years of experience assisting clients facing challenges similar to yours, we can provide the timely and results-driven help you need.

A Recent Case Illustrates Our Experience in Handling Motorcycle Accidents and Spinal Injuries

Our client was enjoying a motorcycle ride when a car in front of him turned abruptly turned into his path. The ensuing accident led to spinal cord injuries that required spinal fusions at multiple vertebrae levels.

The defending insurer predictably focused its response on the fact that our client was exceeding the speed limit slightly at the time of the accident. However, we worked with a skilled accident reconstructionist to prove that the fault lay with the driver of the car. The result? A settlement of over $1.1 million.

Insurers will likely work aggressively to minimize or deny your motorcycle injury claim. For experienced legal help in pursuing the full and fair compensation you are owed following a spinal injury, contact Weber of Weber & Nierenberg by calling 1-866-288-6010.

When a Loved One Dies From Wrongful Death — California Attorney Helps

When a person dies because of someone else’s negligence, carelessness or intentional actions, it is considered a wrongful death because it should never have happened. If you have a loved one who died wrongfully, you may have legal rights under the law to seek a claim against those who caused the loss.

The law recognizes that no monetary value can make up for such a grievous loss. At the same time, the law recognizes that survivors suffer not just the emotional loss caused by a wrongful death; they also experience economic and other types of loss. These types of can be compensated for in a wrongful death claim.

Attorneys who represent clients in wrongful death claims take into account many factors in order to fully protect the rights of their clients. They must have the resources and experience to build a strong case that establishes:

  • How long the person may have lived if their life had not been cut short
  • How much financial support the victim’s loved ones will lose as a result of the death
  • How to somehow place a monetary value on the loss of companionship and comfort
  • How to effectively prove liability

Two Years to File a Wrongful Death Claim

In California, you have up to two years to file a wrongful death claim. The case does not have to be completed, but it must be filed before this time limit ends.

At the law firm of Weber & Nierenberg, we work hard to help those who have lost loved ones seek justice. We are personal injury lawyers with offices throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, San Rafael and San Jose. Even if you are not certain that you want to file a wrongful death claim, you may have questions that we can answer.

Wrongful death laws in California allow only certain people to file these types of claims, including the surviving spouse, children or parents, depending on specific family circumstances.

Answers and Understanding From a Wrongful Death Attorney in Northern California

To discuss your concerns or just gain an understanding of your rights regarding a wrongful death claim, please get in touch with our office by calling: 1-866-288-6010. We offer a free, initial consultation and represent clients on a contingency basis in wrongful death claims. This means that our clients do not pay a fee unless we win compensation on their behalf.

Jef Leppard – The Bay Area Loses a much Loved Musician

San Francisco Bay Area Motorcycle Attorneys

On June 10 this year, the Bay Area music community lost one of its own as Jeff Davis – a.k.a., Jef Leppard – and his wife Nikki were involved in a fatal motorcycle accident. According to available reports, Jeff and Nikki were struck by a Grey Audi at 30th Avenue and Fulton St. in San Francisco. Nikki was a passenger on the motorcycle and was ejected from the seat. She was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries and was listed in critical condition. Jeff (age 39), unfortunately, was pinned under the Audi and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead on arrival at San Francisco General.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Affects Family and Fans of Jef Leppard

Mr. Davis played in a number of Bay Area heavy metal bands before settling more and more into the role of a much sought after audio engineer. Mr. Davis helped Bay Area bands like Aerial Ruin create a unique sound that helped define each band’s sound vision. Mr. Davis’ passion for his job and the music he loved meant he often spent long hours working directly with band members on track after track of recorded music for little or no compensation. Although Jeff worked full-time during the day, his unwavering commitment to friends and music meant he was more than willing to work late into the night helping the musicians that came to admire and love him.

San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Weber & Nierenberg

Careless or negligent drivers almost always claim they never saw the motorcyclist they hit. As a result, it’s not uncommon for drivers to blame motorcycle riders for accidents that involve them. At Weber & Nierenberg, we’ve represented countless bikers in personal injury cases. We know how to collect evidence, evaluate accident scenes, and reconstruct what happened. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg today.

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1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500 San Francisco, CA 94104
P. 415-788-3900

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P. 510-663-6000