Our lawyers handle motorcycle injury accident cases throughout the Central Valley, Fresno and the State of California. Many lawyers think that if they have handled car accident cases in the past, they must be qualified to handle a motorcycle accident case. These lawyers are wrong.
Motorcycle cases are a very different animal. A motorcycle accident lawyer has his back up against the wall from Day One, even if the other driver is obviously at fault for the accident. Why? There are usually untrue negative stereotypes surrounding motorcyclists, whether they are the Harley-riding convicts, or reckless crotch-rocket-riding twenty-something or others. When many people think of motorcyclists, they think of motorcycle gangs, adrenaline-charged junkies, extreme sport athletes or riders depicted on television.
Those stereotypes are the reality when beginning to present a motorcycle accident to 12 people on a California Jury. At the end of the day, it’s our job to convince 12 people that you should not be punished for riding a motorcycle and you do not fit the stereotype described above. This is true not just with the question of who is responsible for the accident, but also applies the value of your case, whether by settlement or trial verdict. Insurance adjusters discriminate against motorcyclists and the value of their cases. A jury is no different unless you appropriately frame the issues and focus the issues in your case.
The truth is, most of the motorcyclists we encounter in our office are extremely safe and conscientious drivers. On the whole, they are concerned about their own safety—they wear helmets and protective vests, they have usually taken one or more safety courses, and their motor vehicle records are cleaner than the average driver.
The stereotypes are based on the few bad apples that we see on the road. But for every misbehaving motorcyclist that we notice weaving in-and-out of traffic at a high rate of speed, there are ten law-abiding motorcyclists that we don’t pay attention to. And yet, when we hear of an accident between a motorcyclist and a car, we automatically assume the motorcyclist is at fault. This is far from accurate.
We encourage you to compare our firm to others before you hire us for your case. We are confident that you will see the difference in our firm when measuring us against others in the community or outside of the Fresno community that inundate you with advertising, billboards, television commercials and phone book advertising. You will see the difference, we are a local Fresno law firm that you can call today and meet with today (559) 840-3240. We are on the corner of Herndon Avenue and Fresno, next door to Chili’s. We are opening from 9:00 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and can meet with you over the weekend if you prefer, by appointment.
If you have been injured in a Fresno Motorcycle Accident, you need a lawyer now to help you preserve your case. We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100, Top Attorneys in California, AVVO Rated 10 of 10 (Superb), The Association of Distinguished Trial Lawyers, and several other awards for which we have received national recognition for our success and abilities in representing people in your situation.
Call (559) 840-3240 to speak to a Fresno, California accident lawyer right away or set up an in-person appointment at our offices, or in your home.