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 four bikes. We understand the culture of motorcycling and we are relentless advocates for the rights of motorcyclists. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents happen––often due to negligent motor vehicle drivers––and they can potentially have heavy consequences. Some injuries may require immediate medical attention such as traumatic brain injuries or paralysis. Insurance companies and their policies often do not look out for a rider’s best interests. When a motorcycle incident occurs, the injury lawyers at the Dolan Law Firm can help them by providing sound legal advice. We make sure our clients obtain as much information as possible pertaining to their situation and to provide the legal options necessary to determine whether to pursue a claim.
Since our law firm was founded, we regularly represent clients involved in motorbike incidents and we are committed to protecting your interests. If you or someone dear to you has sustained motorcycle accident injuries, we will diligently work to advocate on your behalf. Do not carry the burden of this incident alone, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation: 415-636-8160.
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 in court.
We will thoroughly and independently review your case. We will always take the time and care to look out for your best interests. 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. Other circumstances may include that the driver was not paying attention, speeding, ran a red light, made an illegal turn, was texting, or was driving while intoxicated.
For example, we obtained over $2.5 million for our client even though the police report attributed 100% of the fault for the crash to our client. We proved to the jury that the crash was actually due to dangerous road conditions.
If you were partially at fault, you may still have the right to seek damages if carelessness or speeding by the car driver or other reasons were substantial factors in causing the accident and your injuries.
At the Dolan Law Firm, we pride ourselves in our ability to put our clients’ needs first. Our motorcycle accident lawyers lead with compassion and work diligently in order to help obtain the best possible outcome for our clients’ cases. Discover more success stories and client testimonials on our website.
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 try to get you the maximum recovery the law allows for your injuries. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in San Francisco are familiar with navigating the statute of limitations in California, and are personable and considerate in their approach to protect our clients.
We personally know how physically, emotionally, and financially devastating a serious motorcycle accident can be. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have extensive experience helping our clients who have suffered severe injuries, including traumatic amputation and wrongful death in motorcycle crashes, try to recover the full amount allowed under the law for their damages.
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 trained and experienced San Francisco 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 used for cases involving severe injuries such as brain, spine, neck and back from motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle incidents in San Francisco occur every day. At the Dolan Law Firm, your case and your best interests will take priority. It is important to us that Bay Area motorcycle riders are protected. Contact a personal injury attorney today at our San Francisco office for a free case evaluation. We are available by phone at 415-636-8160.
Contact A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer At The Dolan Law Firm Today
The Dolan Law Firm is an advocate to riders across the state of California. From our offices in San Francisco, in Oakland, and in Los Angeles, our attorneys have successfully represented injured motorcyclists for over 20 years. We are proud to have been recognized as one of the best injury law firms in California and are eager to continue to protect motorcycle culture in the Bay Area.
If you or someone close to you has been injured or has succumbed to a motorcycle accident, we urge you to email our attorneys today or call 415-636-8160. We will review your case for free and with no obligation on your part.
Were You Injured While Riding Your Motorcycle?
Below is a list of in-depth articles on this topic:
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
We want to make the process of filing a claim as smooth as possible for our prospective clients. We know that this stage in the process may seem intimidating––but we are here to help and to advocate on your behalf.
What are some of the most common injuries following a motorcycle wreck?
As an experienced team, we have witnessed many devastating injuries as a result of motorcycle accidents. As for other types of motor vehicle accidents, people involved in these crashes can suffer from serious injuries. Some of these may include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Back and spinal cord injuries;
- Broken bones;
What can a San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Lawyer do for me?
A San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney from the Dolan Law Firm has extensive knowledge of California law and how it applies to all facets of your case. Our attorneys can advise you on the important documentation to obtain in order to better your claim. We can also help you file a lawsuit, and will guide you through the legal process. To learn more, contact us today.
Can I wait to file a claim?
As experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in San Francisco, we understand that these types of wrecks tend to be traumatic, and that filing a claim may be stressful for injured parties and those closest to them. In the state of California, there is a statute of limitations which means that going beyond the allotted time period will make your claim voided. That is why it is important to bring forward your motorcycle accident case as soon as possible.
I was involved in a motorcycle accident. Can I recover damages to pay for my medical bills?
Depending on your personal situation and the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be entitled to recover damages following your motorcycle accident. To have an experienced attorney review the details of your case and to share with you your legal options, contact our law firm today at 415-636-8160.