Broadside Motorcycle Accident Cases

Help from Our San Jose Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Getting broadsided or T-boned by a car while on a motorcycle is a traumatic experience, to say the least. The injuries associated with this type of collision are often serious and require costly medical treatments. If you are the victim of a side impact motorcycle accident in San Jose, please reach out to Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our personal injury attorneys will aggressively fight to get you the coverage you need to get back on your feet.

Fighting for the Damages You Deserve

When it comes to recovering damages, filing a personal injury claim is only the beginning. The claims process can be difficult and drawn out, especially if the opposing insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement. Our experienced legal team has resolved countless insurance disputes over our more than 100 collective years of practice in personal injury law. We can handle your legal affairs while you focus on recovery.

To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our associates right now, call (800) 900-0863.

The Dangers of Broadside Motorcycle Collisions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, approximately 4,612 motorcyclists died as a result of traffic accidents. The large majority of these fatal crashes took place during normal working hours on weekdays. This goes to show that motorcycle accident victims are commuters, students, and other "normal" people going about their daily routines, not joy riding rebels as the unfortunate stereotype would suggest.

Broadside collisions are bad enough when they involve conventional motor vehicles. Motorcyclists have no barriers between them and the objects around them, so they can be even worse. Depending on the force of the impact, a broadside collision can cause a motorcycle to reel into the path of oncoming vehicles, or violently throw the motorcyclist sideways. Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries are not uncommon in such scenarios.

Common Causes of Broadside Motorcycle Accidents

According to a recent study by the NHTSA, the majority of broadside motorcycle collisions occur during daytime at intersections without signals. In these cases, the liable party plows through a stop sign straight into the motorcyclist who has the right of way. Another common scenario involves the liable party not seeing the oncoming motorcyclist when making a left turn.

While motorcyclists should do their part to stay safe, other motorists must remain vigilant at all times and make sure to look for motorcyclists before crossing an intersection. These preventable collisions are inexcusable.

Seek Full Compensation – Call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863

California is a comparative liability state, meaning the at-fault party may make counterclaims against you to reduce your award or even get rid of it altogether. Our San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP will draw upon our extensive resources and knowledge to dismantle arguments from the other side in order to help you receive the fullest coverage possible for damages, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices directly by fax or phone. You can also fill out an online contact form and we will get back to you promptly.

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