Few things are as exhilarating as riding a motorcycle out on the Central Coast’s sun-kissed highways. However, motorcycling can become dangerous when a motorcycle collides with a motor vehicle. Because motorcyclists have little to protect themselves, they are often subject to catastrophic injuries when involved in an accident caused by another driver. When a motorcycle accident is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, the injured victim can seek compensation for their injuries and losses.

As in many auto collision lawsuits, the injured motorcyclist must establish the other parties’ fault in order to be compensated for their injuries. According to California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, 348 people were killed and 9,625 were injured in California motorcycle accidents in the year 2010 alone. Our Atascadero motorcycle collision lawyer works hard to expose those at fault for causing motorcyclists’ injuries. Some common causes of auto accident injuries to motorcyclists include:

  • Failing to come to a complete stop before turning red in violation of law
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Driving while distracted, such as by passengers or cell phone use
  • Exceeding the legal speed limit on the street
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way to the motorcycle during lane changes
  • Failing to check blind spots for motorcyclists before changing lanes


If you are involved in a motorcycle crash, there are a number of steps that you can take to protect your rights. If you have been injured, do not move, and wait for emergency personnel to arrive. If, however, you can move around or have a friend at the scene to help you, here are a few useful steps that can be taken:

  • Take photos: Photographic evidence of the crash site, the damage to your motorcycle and of your injuries can prove useful
  • Gather information: You will need the contact phone numbers and addresses of all parties involved as well as for any other witnesses
  • Get specific: It is easy to forget important details if they are not written down. You are probably not thinking clearly in the aftermath of the crash. So, it will be useful to write down the specifics such as the date, time, location and position of the vehicles at the time of the incident
  • Filing a police report: It is important to get your account of the incident into the police report. Make sure you get a copy of the police report
  • Preserve your vehicle: It may be tempting to repair your motorcycle, but it is crucial to preserve your vehicle for a thorough examination by an expert


Our Paso Robles motorcycle accident attorney has the determination to ensure you are fairly compensated for injuries suffered while riding a motorcycle. If you were injured and want to pursue a motorcycle injury lawsuit, you may be able to seek compensation for:

  • Past and future medical treatment expenses
  • Mental health treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Past and future pain and suffering

Arroyo Grande accident attorney Earl E. Conaway, III is committed to helping you receive maximum compensation for your claim. Our attorney aggressively represents motorcycling injury victims in Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. Call us today for a free consultation by calling our law firm at 805-546-8797 or contact us online. All messages are returned promptly. We offer flexible appointment scheduling and even make home and hospital visits.


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