9 Jan 2019,

A Left-hand Turn Caused My Motorcycle Crash

I was in a collision with a car when he turned left in front of me while I was on my motorcycle. Who is at fault?

Motorcycle crashes are more likely to result in serious and catastrophic injuries due to the nature of the vehicle involved in the crash. Motorcycles do not provide the same type of protection for motorcyclists as vehicles do for drivers and passengers; therefore, a motorcycle crash can result in devastating injuries that change the rider’s life forever.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle crash? Are you suffering from physical injuries while you struggle to overcome the emotional stress and financial burden placed on you and your family due to the crash? If so, you need continued medical care and you need to retain legal counsel. By hiring the Levinson Law Group, you can benefit from insider knowledge by having a former insurance company lawyer on your side.

We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs. For your free consultation, call (760) 642-5475 today.

Proving Fault in a Motorcycle Crash

Drivers who are executing a left-hand turn are required to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. If a driver turns left in front of your motorcycle, it seems clear that the driver is at-fault for the accident. Unfortunately, a motorcycle crash is not treated in the same manner as a collision involving two passenger vehicles. Many people hold negative and unfounded stereotypes of motorcyclists that paint riders as careless and reckless.

Insurance companies like to use these inaccurate stereotypes to blame the rider for the motorcycle crash. In California, if the driver who turned left in front of you is assigned 100% of the fault for the crash, you are entitled to receive compensation for all of your injuries. However, if the insurance company can successfully argue that you are partly to blame for the motorcycle crash, the compensation you receive will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. Therefore, it is crucial that you retain a motorcycle crash attorney with extensive knowledge of how insurance companies fight motorcycle crash claims.

The Levinson Law Firm understands the complexities of proving fault in a motorcycle crash. We perform a thorough motorcycle accident investigation to establish fault on the part of the driver who turned left in front of your motorcycle. The insurance company will not protect your best interest — that is our job.