San Bernardino Motorcycle Accident Lawyer More Than $175 Million Recovered | Over 30 Years of Experience

San Bernardino Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcyclists enjoy the freedom of speed, maneuverability, and excitement that has come to define the experience of riding a motorcycle. That joy is tempered, however, with the threat of significant injuries from operating a motorcycle. Motorcyclists realize that any accident can potentially lead to catastrophic injuries, or even fatalities.

At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, our attorney has the experience necessary to handle a wide range of injury cases. We are dedicated to providing individual attention and personal service to each of our clients. You can rely on us to vigorously fight on your behalf with the insurance company and litigate your case in court, if it becomes necessary.

Scott J. Corwin is a distinguished member of the Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association (MITLA) and has an Avvo rating of 10.0 (“Superb”). Scott has been named a Member of the National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California. He has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer and a Top 100 Super Lawyer.

If you were involved in a serious motorcycle accident or have lost a loved one in a motorbike accident, do not hesitate to contact our San Bernardino motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

Motorcycle Accident Causes in San Bernardino

Driver negligence is often at the root of serious motorcycle accidents. It is not fair to always put the blame on the motorcyclist, which is what many insurance companies try to do by default. Drivers are more likely to cause a motorcycle accident.

Here are some common causes:

  • Failure to Yield Right of Way: Negligent drivers may fail to yield the right of way to motorcycles, particularly at intersections, when merging into traffic, or when making left-hand turns. This can result in collisions with motorcycles that have the right of way.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: Drivers may change lanes without checking their blind spots or signaling properly, leading to collisions with motorcycles that are already occupying the adjacent lane.
  • Distracted Driving: Distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, eating, or interacting with passengers can cause drivers to overlook motorcycles on the road, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a driver's ability to react to sudden changes in traffic conditions or the presence of motorcycles, making it more likely for accidents to occur.
  • Following Too Closely: Tailgating or following motorcycles too closely reduces the driver's reaction time and increases the likelihood of rear-end collisions.
  • Failure to Check Mirrors: Drivers may fail to check their mirrors before changing lanes or making turns, leading to collisions with motorcycles in their blind spots.
  • Driving Under the Influence: Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction times, significantly increasing the risk of accidents involving motorcycles.
  • Sudden Stops: Drivers may make sudden stops without warning, either due to traffic conditions or other reasons, catching motorcyclists off guard and leading to rear-end collisions.
  • Violation of Traffic Laws: Negligent drivers may disregard traffic signals, signs, or other rules of the road, putting themselves and motorcyclists at risk of accidents.
  • Driver Inexperience or Incompetence: Some drivers may lack the necessary skills or experience to safely operate their vehicles, increasing the likelihood of making errors that can lead to accidents involving motorcycles.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Negligent drivers may fail to adjust their driving behavior to account for poor road conditions such as potholes, uneven surfaces, or debris, which can pose additional hazards for motorcyclists.
  • Driver Aggression or Road Rage: Aggressive driving behavior, such as tailgating, cutting off other vehicles, or engaging in confrontations with other drivers, can escalate into accidents involving motorcycles.

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in California

Motorcyclists in California are required to wear a motorcycle helmet whenever the vehicle is in operation. A motorcycle is essentially in operation if the rider is on it and the engine is running. The motorcycle does not need to be in motion or traffic to be considered in operation.

Not wearing a motorcycle helmet can get you a citation, and it can also put you in extreme danger if a motorcycle accident occurs. You will be more likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). You will also be more likely to assume more liability for your damages, which weakens your injury claim.

Why You Need a Lawyer After a San Bernardino Motorcycle Accident

Whether your accident occurred on a freeway, highway, surface street, or road in San Bernardino, you are likely facing significant injuries that can have serious consequences for you, both in terms of your health and your job. It is important to contact a skilled San Bernardino motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.

As soon as our firm is retained, we investigate your accident to gather facts and evidence to support your claim. Once liability is established, we work with the at-fault party’s insurance company to achieve a settlement. You can count on us to fight for your maximum compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Get a free case evaluation by calling Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation at (310) 683-2300 or contacting us online.

Making Things Right

Over $175 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Brain Damage $3,407,752

    Boy sustains brain damage from trip and fall in pothole.

  • Bus Accident $2,782,954

    Passenger injured when bus driver falls asleep and rolls bus.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,300,000

    City employee causes collision with police motorcycle.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000

    Motorcyclist suffers brain injury in collision.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,250,000

    Vehicle turns left in front of motorcycle, causing collision.

  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Brain Injury $1,000,000

    Rider injured on ferris wheel when struck in head by seat rack.

  • Car Accident Injury $850,000

    Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • Fast, Favorable Resolutions

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo

  • Personal Attention

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.

  • Zero Upfront Fees

    Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

    - Earon Bagunu
  • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

    - Catherine Lenke
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
Client Testimonials
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    NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawers
    Super Lawers
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Litigator Awards
    Litigator Awards
  • Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
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  • Consumer Attorneys of California
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  • BBB A+
    BBB A+
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