Premier San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
We are lawyers who ride. Attorney Chris Dolan is a motorcyclist who has logged more than 250,000 miles across five countries on fourbikes. We understand the culture of motorcycling and are relentless advocates for the rights of motorcyclists.
The Dolan Law Firm has been recognized as one of the leading motorcycle accident law firms in California. We have successfully represented over one hundred motorcycle crash victims and obtained over $25 million for our clients injured in motorcycle crashes or for the families of loved ones who died.
Can I Still Bring A Case If The Police Report Places The Fault For The Crash On Me?
Yes. We frequently see cases in which the police report places part or all of the fault for the crash on the motorcyclist. The police officer’s report, while important evidence, is not binding on the court.
We will thoroughly and independently review your case. We know that when an experienced, trained motorcyclist is involved in a collision it is often because the driver of the car or other vehicle was careless and turned into the motorcyclist, was speeding, ran a red light, made an illegal turn, was texting, or driving drunk.
For example, we obtained over $2.5 million for our client even though the police report attributed 100% of the fault for crash to our client. We proved to the jury that the crash was actually due to dangerous road conditions.
In another motorcycle crash case, our client lost traction because of loose gravel — and again, the police report blamed him completely for the motorcycle accident. We proved that the road resurfacing was to blame and achieved a $1.65 million settlement for our client.
Even if you were partially at fault, you still may have the right to recover damages if carelessness or speeding by the car driver or other reasons were substantial factors in causing the accident and your injuries.
California is a “pure comparative fault” state meaning that a victim can bear some fault for their injuries but still recover from the other parties who were more at fault. For example, if a motorcyclist’s speeding was determined by a jury to be 10% of the reason a collision occurred, the motorcyclist’s damages would be reduced by 10%.
Why Should I Retain The Dolan Law Firm As My Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
Our attorneys possess the knowledge and experience to thoroughly investigate your case and ensure you receive the maximum recovery the law allows for your injuries.
We personally know how devastating physically, emotionally, and financially a serious motorcycle accident can be. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have extensive experience helping our clients recover the full recovery allowed under the law for their damages, including traumatic amputation and wrongful death.
We are known for taking challenging and complicated cases to trial and prevailing. As a result, we often obtain recoveries far above industry averages, including some of the largest verdicts and settlements ever in individual injury lawsuits in California.
We specifically provide our clients:
- Individual, attentive legal representation by highly motorcycle attorneys with an outstanding record of success,
- Substantial financial and technological resources that no individual attorney or small law firm can provide, and
- Access to the leading accident reconstruction and biomechanics experts for cases involving brain, spine, neck and back injuries.
Contact A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer At The Dolan Law Firm Today
From our offices in San Francisco and Oakland, our motorcycle injury attorneys have successfully represented injured motorcyclists from the San Francisco Bay Area and across California for over 20 years. We are proud to have been repeatedly recognized as one of the best injury law firms in California.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bike accident, we urge you to email our attorneys today or call 415-636-8160. We will review your case for free, promptly and with no obligation on your part.
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- Motorcycle Accident FAQs
- Motorcycle Accident Law
- Dolan Law Firm Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Track Record
- Motorcycle Insurance
- Accident Prevention
- Defective Equipment
- Helmet Laws
- Lane Splitting
- Road Hazards
- Types of Accidents
- Failure to Yield
- Red Light Accidents
- Types of Injuries
- Amputation Injuries
- Facial Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries