Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Diego

Call (619) 215-1488 for a Free Case Review

Have you or a loved been injured in a motorcycle accident? The road ahead of you is going to be difficult, but having an attorney by side fighting for your best interests can help ease some of your emotional and financial burdens.

Our reputation as a skilled and tenacious law firm precedes us. We are committed to going the extra mile on behalf of our clients. A San Diego motorcycle accident attorney from The McClellan Law Firm is the representative you want in your corner.

Why Hire Our Firm?

  • We've been representing injury clients in San Diego for over 30 years.
  • We have a track record of success, having handled more than 100 cases that exceeded $1 million in recovery for our clients.
  • We are one of the most highly awarded firms in the area.
  • We limit our case load so each client receives the attention they deserve.

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in the U.S.?

In the U.S., over 100,000 motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents in 2008; an additional 5,000 were killed. Specifically, in California between 1999 and 2008, the number of serious injuries and fatalities resulting from motorcycle accidents steadily increased. These have decreased in recent years, but the danger is still present.

The NHTSA conducted a study in which it discovered that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than the occupants of a vehicle. Other studies have demonstrated that in a vast majority of these collisions, the driver of the passenger car is either at fault or at more at fault than the motorcyclist.

Despite these compelling studies and unsettling statistics, insurance companies are quick to point the finger at motorcyclists in the wake of an accident. You need a lawyer to help even the playing field.

Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Costly in a Variety of Ways

Most motorcycle riders have minimal protection, making them more vulnerable to their surroundings on the road. Consequently, motorcycle riders can sustain serious injuries from even minor crashes. The costs of medical treatment quickly add up, from transportation to the emergency room and hospitalization to rehabilitation.

Most medical costs of motorcycle accidents are not actually paid out of pocket by accident victims, but rather by other motorists involved in the accident, the government, private insurers, and taxpaying public.

According to studies, a reduction in the quality of life represents 63 percent of the costs associated with motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents that result in a lengthy recovery, permanent disability, or prolonged pain and suffering will contribute to a decrease in the victim's quality of life.

Establishing Fault for a Motorcycle Accident

Managing the aftermath of an accident can be difficult, especially if you have better things to worry about—like your recovery. Let the San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys at The McClellan Law Firm handle all of the heavy lifting by giving us a call. We examine police reports, speak to witnesses, field questions from the insurance company and ensure that your case is trial-ready.

Although we will always try to negotiate a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to court if the other side is unwilling to offer what you deserve. Studies have shown that accident victims are usually able to recover three times more money when they are represented by an attorney. Do not delay in giving us a call.

Seek Maximum Compensation for Your Losses

Regardless of how experienced a motorcyclist may be, few things can protect them against the negligent actions of other drivers on the road, especially when you consider how motorcyclists are already at a grave disadvantage compared to drivers of automobiles. For this reason, it is not uncommon for riders to suffer severe, and often catastrophic, injuries in an accident.

We can help you seek compensation for all of your losses, including:

  • Hospital bills and long-term medical expenses
  • Loss of income and diminished earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering and mental anguish

When you work with a motorcycle accident lawyer at The McClellan Law Firm, we will do everything in our power to secure the level of compensation that you deserve. We have been representing accident victims throughout San Diego, CA for more than two decades, earning us recognition as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.

Don’t settle for anything less than the skilled legal representation you deserve.

Dealing with the Insurance Company After an Accident

After a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you get in touch with an injury attorney. The insurance company may be quick to contact you for a statement, but you should avoid talking about the accident until you have spoken to your own legal representative.

The insurance company is not on your side—they are only interested in protecting their bottom line, which means that they will want to settle your claim as quickly as possible, for as little money as they can manage. Make sure your rights are protected by involving our firm immediately.

Reducing Injuries & Fatalities from Motorcycle Crashes

San Diego residents know the weather here is wonderful for riding motorcycles—year round. However, motorcycle riding is not without certain risks. In recent years, safety enhancements have reduced fatalities among car passengers. However, fatalities in motorcycle accidents have continued to rise since 1997.

A comprehensive study of motorcycle accidents has shown almost all motorcycle accidents result in an injury. 45% of motorcycle accidents are serious. Sadly, due to exposure to outside forces and lack of overall safety equipment motorcyclists are 34 times more likely to die in a crash than drivers of passenger cars.

Given the inescapable physical circumstances, the risk to motorcyclists may be inherently greater than that to passenger car drivers, but motorcyclists can take precautions to reduce the risk of accidents and injury. Aside from the basic safe riding practices—not sharing lanes, using proper turn signals, wearing bright clothing, etc.—the number one thing that motorcyclists can do to help reduce serious accidents is to use safety equipment.

Helmets and protective garments provide important protection for motorcyclists. Regular use of such equipment can mean the difference between bruises and more severe injuries. As anyone who has been involved in an accident can attest, safety on the road and preventing injury is as important to an enjoyable riding experience as the bike itself. The best prevention is for everyone on the roads to watch out for motorcycles.

Take Advantage of a Free Case Evaluation Today

Contact The McClellan Law Firm today to set up a free consultation over the phone. Our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers understand what you are going through and are prepared to help. Learn how an award-winning law firm could make a difference in your personal injury or wrongful death claim!

Schedule a free initial consultation with The McClellan Law Firm today. Call (619) 215-1488 or message us online.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States

  • Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • Attorney McClellan has been selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • Attorney McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan earned one of the top 50 verdicts in California, securing a $15,771,234 verdict for a client seriously injured in a car accident.

  • Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Attorney McClellan has been named the Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America in 2012, twice in 2014, and in 2019.

  • Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007.

Trusted Recommendations

See More Reviews
  • We wouldn’t be here, in this moment of life without the kindness and professionalism of you all and how you went to bat for us! Eternally grateful! A.K.

  • Immediately after our interview we knew without question that no matter how steep the mountain, win or lose, we had found the right person—Craig McClellan, Esq.—[…] We felt a profound sense of ... G.P.

  • We will NEVER forget what you did for us Craig. We are FOREVER GRATEFUL. K.V.

  • I just wanted to thank you for your efforts on [Pam’s] behalf, your skills, and your heart. You are not just a lawyer in what you do, you are a master of your profession. And I hope you are passing ... Juror

  • I thank you for your kindness and generosity in giving selflessly without reserve. Additionally, please extend my thanks to your staff for their diligent work and encouragement throughout the trial. A.D.

  • We do not quite know how to verbalize or show how grateful we are to have had the distinct honor to have you represent us at truly the most critical time in our lives. S.C.

  • Having had the high privilege of presiding over a number of cases involving national counsel, I want you to know you’re one of the very best [...]. You and those with you were outstanding ambassadors ...

  • It was a real honor to preside over a case with you as counsel. In my mind you represent all that is good in our profession. Judge J.

  • Your appearance on the nation-wide broadcast of ‘60 Minutes’ was a public service in which all San Diego has reason to take great pride. To integrity—you have added public service and again elevated ... Juror

  • We could not be happier with the McCllelan Law Firm team! My husband and I were referred to Craig McCllelan by one of his peers. We had a very sensitive medical malpractice case that we were hesitant ... S.P.

Get Help Today All Consultations Are Free of Charge
  • Please enter your first name
  • Please enter your last name
  • This isn't a valid phone number
    Please enter your phone number
    You entered an invalid number
  • This isn't a valid email address
    Please enter your email address
  • Please select an option.
  • Please tell us about your case.