San Jose Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

San Jose has some of the most historic landmarks in the Bay Area, and there’s no better way to see these sites than on a motorcycle! Unfortunately, over 80,000 motorcyclists are injured each year in the United States. Although motorcyclists are often viewed as dangerous or reckless, most San Jose and Bay Area motorcycle accidents can be traced back to a distracted driver, or a driver that ignores a motorcyclist’s right to the road.

At The Barnes Firm, our team of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys know that victims of motorcycle accidents can sustain long-lasting and life-changing injuries. With over 100 years of combined experience, our trusted attorneys have the knowledge you will want and need after a San Jose motorcycle accident. The Barnes Firm is committed to working hard for you every step of the way to help you get the best result possible. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation.


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


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

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in San Jose?

San Jose motorcycle accidents happen frequently and for several reasons. At The Barnes Firm, our team of motorcycle accident attorneys have helped many clients injured in motorcycle accidents and have found that the most common causes are usually associated with:

Lane Switches. When drivers fail to check their blind spots before switching lanes, a motorcycle accident can occur. Motorcyclists have a much smaller profile than vehicles and when a driver merges without properly checking their surroundings, motorcycle accidents can occur.

Distracted Driving. Distracted driving causes delayed reaction time and could result in an accident. Sending a text or changing a song on your radio or phone can have dangerous consequences for you and others on the road. Using your cell phone behind the wheel is also illegal in California.

Speeding. Speeding is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. Speeding increases the amount of time it takes to come to a safe stop, decreasing the driver’s control over a vehicle. If a motorcycle stops suddenly and a speeding driver cannot slow down, it may result in a rear-end accident.

Lane Splitting. Lane splitting is the practice of motorcyclists riding between stopped or slow-moving traffic. The practice is legal in California and helps reduce stop-and-go traffic in San Jose. Other drivers must be more aware of motorcyclist’s lane splitting to avoid causing an accident, especially when coming out of stopped or slow-moving traffic.

Left Turn Accidents. It is very dangerous to make a left turn or a U-turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. Vehicle drivers often fail to estimate the speed and distance of a motorcycle before turning and cause a motorcycle accident to occur.

Tailgating: Rear-end motorcycle accidents are often caused by tailgating. Vehicle drivers should always keep a safe distance behind the motorcycle in front of them in case traffic comes to a sudden stop.

At The Barnes Firm, our San Jose motorcycle accident lawyers can handle all types of motorcycle accident claims.

Do I need a Lawyer After a San Jose Motorcycle Accident?

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming. Often, insurance companies will offer unfair compensation to close the case and pay out quickly. Before accepting an offer from an insurance company, call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. Our knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys in San Jose will launch a thorough investigation into your accident and the circumstances leading up to it. You can trust that we will do everything we can to help you get the best result possible for your case.

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Common San Jose Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycles offer no protection to riders and often lead to more serious injuries when in a crash. Unlike a car, van, SUV, or truck, a motorcycle has no protective structure. When an accident occurs, motorcyclists often make direct contact with pavement or another vehicle. 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. Our San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys have handled cases for the following motorcycle accident injuries:

Our motorcycle accident attorneys know how unexpected and life-changing injuries can be after a motorcycle accident. We will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Damages to Recover in a San Jose Motorcycle Crash

Our team of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. We’ve recovered the following damages for our motorcycle accident clients:

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

Motorcycle accident victims often think they can only be compensated for medical expenses. Our San Jose motorcycle accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to recover more than just medical expenses. Call us today for a FREE consultation at (800) 800-0000.

What to do After Being Involved in a Motorcycle Accident in San Jose?

After a San Jose motorcycle accident, your safety is the top priority. The most important first step is to get out of harm’s way to avoid additional injury. If you can, move your motorcycle off the road. After getting to safety, call 911 to report the accident and request an ambulance if needed. While you wait for authorities to arrive, begin to photograph the accident scene. Take photos of any injuries and damage at the crash site. You will also want to document road and weather conditions. If there are any witnesses, talk to them. They may be able to provide additional information about the accident that will help your case. Ask witnesses and drivers for their contact and insurance information and request a copy of the police report. Then, call an experienced attorney at The Barnes Firm. Our San Jose motorcycle accident lawyers are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have regarding your accident, or how to file a motorcycle accident claim.

How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Motorcycle accident victims have two years from the accident date to file a personal injury claim in California. Two years seems like enough time to file a claim, but gathering evidence and negotiating with insurers takes time. It is important you call a motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm as soon as possible. Our team of dedicated attorneys will work hard to help you get the best result possible for your case.

Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in San Jose Will Fight for You

If you or a loved one are involved in a motorcycle accident in San Jose or the Bay Area, contact The Barnes Firm today. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will work hard to help you get the best result possible for your case.

With the skills, experience, and resources needed to win motorcycle accident cases in California’s complex court system, our lawyers have helped countless San Jose clients recover compensation for motorcycle accident injuries.

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 Jose and surrounding areas: Alameda, Albany, Antioch, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Burlingame, Campbell, Clayton, Concord, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, and more…

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555 12th Street
Suite #1470
Oakland, CA 94607

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“I had a great experience with The Barnes Law Firm! Michael Horowitz is very professional and provide updates and the case proceeded. I would highly recommend the Barnes Law Firm”

Salvador T.

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“They were helpful and communicated with me throughout the process.”

Barbara J.

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“Ali Vazirinejad from The Barnes Firm handled my personal injury case and I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. He was compassionate, patient and comprehensively walked me through each step. He was unbelievably responsive-answering calls and e-mails with good follow up and detail. Because my accident occurred at the beginning of Covid shutdown, the case dragged on for more 2 1/2 years, many times coming to a complete halt. Even so Ali remained communicative, proactive, and in the end negotiated a settlement that was more than expected. I so appreciated his guidance during this difficult time and always felt I was in good, caring hands. I recommend him highly.”

Leslie D.

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“Landon Vivian helped my son with his car accident. Mr. Vivian was very professional and very helpful and was on top of our case from day one! Highly recommend him as an attorney.”

Sharon W.

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“I am very pleased with the process of my case. My attorney Ali Vazirinejad and his paralegal Grace were very professional and helpful. The outcome of my case was considerably more than expected. The result actually changed my life significantly and I am really thankful for their services.”

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