The mild climate, beautiful architecture, and mountainous backdrop of San Jose practically beckon motorcyclists. While beautiful, San Jose is one of the worst cities in the nation for traffic congestion, car accidents and unfortunately, motorcycle accidents. At intersections, where the majority of motorcycle accidents occur, one glance away from the interchange can cause a turning motorist to miss an oncoming motorcyclist.
The San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger handle all types of motorcycle accidents involving personal injury lawsuits. From doorings to head-on collisions, we understand California motorcycle laws and the risks motorcyclists face. If you or someone you know suffers a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, reach out to our team for a case evaluation.
Why Motorcycle Accidents Happen in San Jose
Some of the most common motorcycle accidents in San Jose involve reckless passenger vehicle drivers. Contrary to the popular stereotype, many motorcyclists are older and more responsible drivers – not young speed demons. Two-vehicle accidents commonly happen when passenger vehicle drivers fail to maintain awareness on the road. They turn without looking and pull too quickly out of parking spaces and driveways.
Other less common causes of motorcycle accidents include motorcyclist error, motorcycle defects, and roadway hazards. In any type of accident, motorcycles do not afford their riders the same protections as enclosed vehicles. Even with appropriate riding gear, a high speed collision can result in blunt force trauma, lacerations, road rash, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations.
Along some of the most frequently traveled Bay Area corridors including the I-680 and the I-280, motorcycle accidents frequently result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities, leading to wrongful death litigation. San Jose is a beautiful city, but motorcyclists here must guard against distracted and careless passenger vehicle drivers.
Our Approach to Motorcycle Accidents
When our attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger take on a motorcycle accident case, we use all of our resources to protect our client’s rights to compensation. Our firm has an unparalleled reputation for securing multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on our clients’ behalves. We know how to advocate for our clients during investigations, insurance negotiations, and at trial.
Our record for success gives us the negotiating power we need to secure top dollar outcomes. Some of our previous motorcycle accident settlements have included $5.65 million for an accident that resulted in paraplegia and $4.5 million for an accident that resulted in the loss of a leg.
In today’s world, dash cams and traffic cameras play a major role in accident investigations. San Jose features county-installed traffic cameras and recently approved the installation of streetlight traffic cameras. As preeminent motorcycle accident lawyers practicing in Silicon Valley, we use technology , including recorded footage, whenever possible to investigate accidents, recreate events, and prove liability. Our resources and expertise sets our firm apart.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Jose Who Care
From the moment you reach out to us for a consultation, we’ll put your best interests first. We’ll provide straightforward advice about pursuing a legal claim and help you prepare for every step. You can trust our motorcycle accident attorneys in Sacramento to fight relentlessly for fair compensation, and we won’t accept a single dollar for legal fees unless we recover on your behalf.
Timeliness matters in motorcycle accident cases. Contact Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger today to learn more about your ability to secure a fair and full settlement/verdict.