San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Driving a motorcycle through San Diego is an exciting way to get around and see all the beautiful beaches and sites San Diego has to offer. With the warm climate and scenic views, it makes sense why California is home to over 800,000 registered motorcyclists. While motorcyclists take extra precautions on roadways, other drivers sharing the same roads often do not, which can lead to motorcycle accidents.

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, the trusted team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm have experience dealing with complex motorcycle accident cases in San Diego and across the state of California. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will give you the personalized attention you deserve to help you get the best result possible for your case. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.


Thousands of people injured in accidents have trusted The Barnes Firm to help them get the best result possible


Experience matters. The Barnes Firm’s trusted motorcycle accident lawyers know the techniques that will deliver results.


The Barnes Firm’s experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are trial-tested, and will do whatever it takes to win your case.

How Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at The Barnes Firm Can Help You

After a San Diego motorcycle accident, insurance companies are typically involved and will often make a low and unfair offer. The trusted attorneys at The Barnes Firm have over 100 years of combined experience dealing with motorcycle accident cases and insurance companies. No matter how minor or severe your injury is after a motorcycle accident in San Diego, our team of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve. Our motorcycle accident attorneys are available 24/7 for a FREE case evaluation and to answer any questions you may have about your case.

Dangers San Diego Motorcyclists Face

According to the NHTSA, a motorcyclist is 26 times more likely to die in a traffic collision, and five times more likely to be injured in a traffic collision, than a driver or passenger in a vehicle. San Diego motorcycle riders also run a higher risk for injury than other car or truck drivers because motorcycles have less stability than a vehicle. When a motorcycle accident occurs in San Diego, the rider or passenger on a motorcycle is hit directly. There is no vehicle frame to protect them. Motorcycles also face the danger of other drivers ignoring or not properly following the rules of the road. This includes:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Left Turn Accidents
  • Speeding
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Weather Conditions
  • Tailgating
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San Diego Lane Splitting Law

Lane splitting is the practice of motorcyclists riding between two lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic. Lane splitting is legal in San Diego and the entire state of California. Lane splitting presents danger to motorcyclists because other cars and trucks often do not see them or give them enough space to travel safely between the shared lanes.  When driving on San Diego roadways, drivers in vehicles must be even more aware of their surroundings to avoid causing a motorcycle accident due to lane splitting, whether changing lanes or accelerating from a complete stop.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can happen suddenly, and the injuries can be unexpected. Even when wearing protective gear, including a helmet, injuries can still occur. When a motorcyclist is in an accident involving a car, truck, or other larger vehicle, the injuries can be life changing. Our experienced San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys have handled motorcycle accident cases involving the following injuries:

Traumatic brain injury or brain damage. All motorcyclists and passengers are required to wear a helmet in California. However, even with a helmet, head injuries still occur because of motorcycle accidents. Head injuries can cause concussions, brain swelling, or brain damage.

Spinal cord injuries. Due to the lack of protection on a biker’s back, when a motorcycle accident occurs, injuries to the spine are very common. Spinal cord injuries affect the nervous system and can often lead to nerve damage or paralysis.

Internal organ injuries. Internal bleeding and organ damage can be the result of a motorcycle accident.

Lower extremity injuries. Lower extremity injuries refer to any injury below the waist. These are the most common injuries in a motorcycle accident. These injuries often lead to extended and costly medical treatment and permanent disability as they can prevent a victim from being able to walk.

Broken bones and fractures. Broken or fractured bones can happen when a motorcyclist or passenger is hit by another vehicle or when a motorcyclist is ejected in a crash.

Road rash. Road rash can be extremely painful and happens when skin slides across the road. The most common places you can get road rash are knees, legs, elbows, forearms, and hands. Road rash can lead to scarring and/or infection if not properly treated.

San Diego Motorcycle Helmet Law

According to the CDC, wearing a helmet reduces the risk of suffering a serious head injury in an accident by nearly 70% and reduces the risk of death by 37%. California requires all drivers and passengers of motorcycles to wear a helmet while riding. Even with proper protective gear, motorcycle riders and passengers can experience severe injuries in an accident. Our San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys are here to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us today at (800) 800-0000.

Steps to Follow After a San Diego Motorcycle Accident

After a San Diego motorcycle accident, riders often have questions and are not sure where to turn. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm understand first-hand how quickly a motorcycle accident can happen and how unexpected the injuries can be. If you’ve been injured, or have witnessed a San Diego motorcycle accident, we recommend that you do the following:

1. Get out of harm’s way. The most important thing to do after a motorcycle accident is make sure you are safe. Move away from traffic and other road hazards to avoid another collision.

2. Move your motorcycle. If possible, move your motorcycle off the road to avoid further damage to it.

3. Call 911. After you are safe and your motorcycle is off the road, call 911 to report the accident to police. Request an ambulance if you are injured.

4. Take Photos. Take photos of the accident scene, including the damage to your motorcycle.

5. Exchange Information. Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver at the scene.

6. Get the police report. Request you get a copy of the police report before leaving the accident scene.

7. Contact a San Diego motorcycle accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm. After a motorcycle accident, our motorcycle accident attorneys are available to help answer any questions you may have regarding your accident or injuries.

In California, you have two years after your accident or injury discovery to file a personal injury claim. If you or a family member have been injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t put your faith in an insurance company. Call the trusted and experienced attorneys at The Barnes Firm for a FREE consultation today. We can help answer any questions you have regarding filing a motorcycle accident claim in San Diego.

What Damages Can I Recover in a San Diego Motorcycle Crash?

The trusted motorcycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm will help you get the proper compensation for all damages, not just medical expenses. Our team of attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you get the best result possible. We’ve recovered the following for motorcycle accident victims in San Diego and across the state of California:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Motorcycle repairs or replacements

Before talking to insurance, call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. Our team is available 24/7 to help answer any questions you may have. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in California motorcycle law and will work hard for you and to recover more than just medical expenses for your case.

Contact a San Diego Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

Whether the accident is big or small, contacting an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is crucial to your case. At The Barnes Firm, our successful motorcycle accident lawyers will work hard to get you the best result possible for your case.

If you or a family member have been injured in a San Diego motorcycle accident, contact a trusted motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. Whether you have a question or would like to start a personal injury claim, our attorneys are available 24/7 to help.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.

Our team of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve San Diego and surrounding areas: Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, El Centro, Encinitas, Escondido, Holtville, Imperial, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Westmorland, and more…

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655 W. Broadway
Suite #940
San Diego, CA 92101

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