We’ve all been on the road with a motorcyclist. You may be a motorcyclist yourself. Either way, motorcycle culture is prevalent in California and it’s clear that California is very unique with their motorcycle laws because it is the only state where splitting the lane is legal. If you ride a motorcycle in California, you should know your rights as well as the specific laws for motorcyclists. If you are unsure about anything, our Norwalk Motorcycle accident lawyers will provide you with necessary information. If you’ve been involved in an accident, it’s imperative to contact our firm in order to get started on a suit so that you can gain compensation from your accident.
California motorcyclist laws
Here is a brief overview of the specific laws regarding motorcyclists in California:
- All motorcyclists must wear a helmet
- All motorcycles made after 1978 must have daytime headlights
- Motorcyclists must have insurance for at least $15,000 for injury/death for one person, $30,000 for injury/death for multiple people, and $5,000 for property damage
- A motorcyclist has two years to file a claim after an accident
There are many ways in which a “>motorcycle accident may occur. Let’s look at a few common ones. Head-on collisions make up 56% of all motorcycle accidents and are often fatal. Car making a left turn are also a common cause of an accident. Most of the time the car will be found at fault unless the motorcyclist was speeding or in the wrong lane. Road hazards may cause accidents involving multiple vehicles or just the motorcyclist alone. Motorcyclists are more susceptible to road hazards because of their smaller size and less protection that other vehicles. If it was a road condition that caused the accident, it will need to be determined who is liable. Property managers may be liable for certain road hazards and conditions, our motorcycle accidents will be able to prove this liability and help you gain compensation from them.
What are the first things I should do after a motorcycle accident?
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, here are some things you should do immediately:
- Gather information like name, address, phone number, insurance, and license numbers of everyone involved
- Call the police so that they can make a report
- Take note of your surroundings like the streets, weather, speed limits, and lighting
- Talk to any witnesses
- Don’t admit fault
The more information you can obtain and present to a lawyer, the easier the process will be for filing a lawsuit. More information will also make stronger cases for the lawyer to prove it was the other driver’s fault. Our “>skilled Motorcycle accident lawyers in Norwalk will be able to build you a case that may be able to get you compensation for medical bills, ambulance bills, cost of treatment and medicine, damage to your motorcycle, lost income, and your pain and suffering.
What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?
There may be an incident where you were involved in an accident with a driver who does not have insurance. In this case, you will want to find out if you have uninsured motorist on your insurance plan. If it is the other driver’s fault, then uninsured motorist will cover your injuries and your property damage. When cars and motorcycles are in accidents, it is usually the fault of the car, so if you are the motorcyclist you are less likely to be found at fault. This is usually caused by a car driver’s inattentiveness that leads them to violate the motorcyclist’s right-of-way. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you are the motorcyclist and you were at fault, then it will depend on your insurance how much they will cover. Working with your insurance company can get complicated, and our motorcycle accidents lawyers want to make sure you are not taken advantage of and spending more on your medical bills than you should. Consult with one of our lawyers today by calling our office at 714-409-8991.
Why Eldessouky Law
Our firm stands out from other personal injury firms because we treat every case presented to us with the utmost care. We will take the time to listen to your story and gather all the facts and evidence to build a convincing case. Get in contact with our firm to schedule your free consultation so that you can speak with one of our Norwalk motorcycle accident attorneys. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, it’s possible you are dealing with insurance companies, medical bills, property managers, and more. We want to relieve some of this stress by making your lawsuit process enjoyable. You will not have to worry about costs because our lawyers will take on your case free of charge. If we do not win, you will not be charged anything. This is not a fight you have to go in to alone. Seek help from Eldessouky Law and get the compensation you deserve.