The Driver Just Didn’t See You — Motorcycle and Bicycle Crashes with Cars and Trucks

Their excuse is almost always that they “just didn’t see you.” According to the motorcycle accident statistics in “The Hurt Report,” around 3 out of every 4 motorcycle and scooter wrecks are collisions with other vehicles, most of which are cars and trucks. And in two-thirds of those accidents, the driver of the car or truck is at fault, violating the motorcyclist’s right of way.

Most often, a motorcycle, bicycle or scooter is going straight and a car makes a right or left turn straight into the bike. In about half of car / motorcycle or bicycle collisions, the view of the motorcycle or bicycle is obstructed by glare or a door roof pillar in the car or by blind spots in the car driver’s field of view. Other common accidents include u-turns, rear end accidents, intersection accidents, and lane-change accidents.

All these numbers add up to thousands of  serious injuries and deaths every year in California motorcycle, bicycle and scooter accidents. The lawyers of the Dolan Law Firm have won millions of dollars for victims of motorcycle accidents and their families. We know how to get the damages and recovery you deserve.

In one case, the Dolan Law Firm obtained $1.25 million for a motorcycle rider who was hit by a car pulling out from a stop sign. In another, we received $2.49 million for a motorcyclist cut off at an intersection. In another case, our attorneys won a $975,000 jury verdict for a motorcyclist who was hit and injured by an 18-wheeler.   In another case, our head trial lawyer, Chris Dolan, won a $500,000 settlement on behalf of a biker who was hit by a car pulling back onto the highway from the shoulder.

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The California motorcycle, bicycle and scooter accident lawyers of the Dolan Law Firm do all work on contingency — we charge you nothing and collect no fee unless we collect damages. Please Contact our attorneys today for a free case evaluation. There are time limits that require that you act promptly to protect your rights. For information on time limits, see our page on statutes of limitations.