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Motorcycle Accident FAQs

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Q: I was in a traffic accident when a car turned left in front of me while I was riding my motorcycle. Who is at fault?

A: A car making a left turn is almost always liable for a collision with a vehicle coming straight in the other direction. Exceptions to this near-automatic rule can apply if the vehicle going straight was going well over the speed limit, or ran a red light.

Q: What should I do if I am involved in an accident on my motorcycle?

A: If you are unable to immediately meet with an attorney, it is important that you do not admit any fault or sign anything (i.e. any forms from an insurer) in order to preserve your rights. If possible, you should take photos of any injuries or damage to your motorcycle. Keep copies of any medical records or bills, and make records of any related expenses.

Q: What it the main cause of death in these accidents?

A: Head injury seems to be predominant in almost all motorcycle accidents and is actually the primary cause of death. This is not to say however, that all head injuries incurred by motorcyclists will be fatal. As mentioned previously, the numbers of those who pass away as a consequence of a motorcycle accident are minute, but tragic nonetheless, when compared to the numbers who sustain varying degrees of injuries.
Please contact the Rubinstein Law Group today to schedule your free motorcycle accident consultation. Mr. Rubinstein serves clients in San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and Escondido, California. Call (760) 804-2790 if you need a Oceanside motorcycle accident attorney, or have a case in Southern California. We can come to you.

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