Motorcycle accidents happen all too frequently. In an average year, California sees over 14,000 motorcycle injury accidents.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the motorcyclist is at fault in about 52% of motorcycle injury accidents. But this statistic includes many single-motorcycle accidents where the operator lost control of the motorcycle or lost their balance. If you only look at motorcycle collisions, vehicle drivers are responsible over half the time.
Here are three scenarios where you should consider calling a motorcycle accident attorney to discuss whether you can get compensation for your motorcycle accident.
Getting Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident
California uses a fault-based auto insurance system. This means that the insurer for the at-fault driver must pay claims from anyone injured in an accident. If someone else was responsible for your accident, you can seek compensation from them and their insurer.
Some situations where you should consider calling a motorcycle accident lawyer to discuss your accident, include:
Another Driver Caused the Accident
Any time you have an accident that was someone else’s fault, you should consider talking to an injury lawyer. Some common accidents where blame usually falls on the other driver include:
- You got rear-ended
- A car turned left into or in front of your motorcycle
- A driver backed into you
- Your motorcycle got hit when a driver changed lanes
Most motorcycle accidents happen from a combination of improper lookout and distraction. When you have an accident that resulted from another driver’s negligence, you should contact an … Read More