Regardless of if you ride a Harley Davidson, Yamaha, or Kawasaki, no motorcyclist ever wants to see a vehicle pulling out in front of them, even if they are a Waymo, Honda Civic, or Toyota. When a driver fails to see your bike coming and makes that left turn there are often no good options, and sometimes there are no options. Lay it down and you could slide under the moving vehicle, turn and you could hit a guardrail, hit the vehicle in front of you and it could end tragically.
A recent accident
On Saturday, March 4, 2017, one person was killed and his passenger injured when a Volksawgon Jetta clipped the back of a motorcyclist’s 2004 Yamaha R6, according to this article. The article goes on to say that a driver was making a U-turn when the accident occurred. The article also states that the motorcycle was rounding a curve.
It is likely the VW driver never saw the bike coming.
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Compensation for motorcycle accidents
You would think that motorcycle accident cases involving U-turns and left hand turns would be open and shut cases. This is not the case at all, even if a driver clearly violated your right of way. In fact, insurance companies often attempt to blame motorcyclists for injuries caused by other drivers, or place partial blame on the biker to reduce the amount they will need to pay out.
Any time there are severe injuries or deaths involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, you need to speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer. While some cases may easily be handled without an attorney, wrongful death claims and traumatic injury claims will usually result in significantly better outcomes with an experienced lawyer litigating your claim. A compassionate attorney can also allow you to focus on grieving or the healing process while keeping your best interests in mind.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free consultation.
Allen Vaysberg practices personal injury law and works tirelessly to defeat the tactics of insurance companies and large corporations who try to deny justice and fair compensation to injured people.