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
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.
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
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.