Law Offices of Alan L. Pitcaithley


Motorcycle Accidents/Collisions – Bicycle Accidents/Collisions


The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 5,400 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States in 2020, which is a 9% increase from 2019. There were over 10,000 motorcycle accident injuries on top of that, making motorcycle accidents very frequent. This spike is especially concerning considering the fact that motorcycles only make up roughly 3% of all registered motor vehicles in the U.S.  What is even more concerning is the fact that California’s motorcycle deaths accounted for more than 15% of the nation’s total motor vehicle fatalities.

According to the NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, San Diego County has seen a total of 490 fatal crashes involving motorcycles from 2014 to 2018. San Diego and Southern California present a beautiful place to ride but the danger is clearly present everywhere.

Motorcycle accidents are far more dangerous than car crashes. Motorcycles lack the same level of injury protection as cars and they are much harder to spot on the road. Cars also fail to properly check their blind spots or specifically look for motorcyclists when operating their vehicle.  These negligent behaviors can lead to unfortunate accidents in California.

If you have been in a motorcycle accident in the San Diego area, our California law office will help. Contact us by e-mail or call 619-567-5707 to arrange a free initial consultation.

San Diego Motorcycle Crash Attorney With More Than 40 Years of Experience

Attorney Alan L. Pitcaithley will use his more than four decades of experience to build a strong case for your personal injury claims. We will work to fully investigate your motorcycle crash and uncover the crucial evidence needed to prove the fault of all negligent parties.

Types of Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can cause severe, life-threatening injuries regardless of where on the body the victim suffers damage.  As a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney, Mr. Pitcaithley is knowledgeable in the many types of injuries that are so often associated with these accidents:

  • Concussions – Traumatic Brain Injury – Skull fracture
  • Nerve compression
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Permanent paralysis
  • Compound and comminuted fractures
  • Loss of limb, loss of eyesight
  • Blunt force trauma to internal organs
  • Internal bleeding, facial disfigurement
  • Wrongful death
  • Lacerations / road rash

Tragically, many motorcycle accidents can end in fatal injuries to your loved ones. If you have recently lost a family member in a motorcycle wreck, we will remain by your side in order to ensure the decedent’s heirs recover financially from the parties at fault.

If you are looking for a San Diego motorcycle crash lawyer who will give personal attention to the circumstances of your motor vehicle accident or motorcycle injury, contact Alan L. Pitcaithley. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We will be there for you anytime, weekends included.

Law Offices of Alan L. Pitcaithley
2214 Faraday Avenue
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: 619-567-5707
Toll-free: 888 232-7314
Fax: 760-753-4927

Law Offices of Alan L. Pitcaithley represent injury victims all across San Diego County, prominently in East San Diego County including El Cajon, Lakeside, Del Cerro, Santee, Alpine, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, and South Bay.

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