Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident FAQ
It’s not surprising that you have questions following your motorcycle collision in LA. You are welcome to contact Custodio & Dubey, LLP to get your questions answered during a free case consultation with an attorney. In addition, a few of the questions our attorneys often receive are answered for you below.
Who could be responsible for a motorcycle crash in LA?
There are many different people who could be responsible for your motorcycle crash. Distracted drivers, government agencies, mechanics, parts manufacturers, and commercial drivers are some examples of parties who could be liable for causing your crash.
How long do I have to file a motorcycle wreck claim in California?
In California, you have up to two years following your motorbike crash to file a claim. This is the time frame given under the law. If you don’t bring your claim within this time frame, you will lose the chance to do so.
Can I still file a claim if I wasn’t wearing a helmet during the crash?
Yes, you can. Whoever caused your LA motorcycle crash can still be held responsible for the role they played in the collision. However, your settlement could be reduced if it’s found that your injuries were exacerbated by your decision not to wear a helmet. In California, it is illegal to not wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle.
Should I talk to the at-fault driver’s insurance company?
It’s usually not a good idea to speak with the insurance company without talking to a lawyer first. Your attorney can communicate with insurance adjusters for you, which allows you to avoid inadvertently harming your claim. Insurers can be tricky, and they may try to use your statements against you to reduce your claim’s value.
Can I bring a claim even though no other vehicle was involved in my crash?
Yes. Sometimes motorcycle crashes are caused by circumstances outside of the biker’s control. For instance, a pothole could force you off the road and into a tree. The government could be liable for an accident such as this, even though no other vehicle was involved in the wreck.
Talk with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles, California
To get the rest of your questions answered, feel free to reach out to a motorcycle crash attorney at Custodio & Dubey, LLP. Your free consultation awaits! Call 213-593-9095, or complete the submission form down below.