Motorcycle Sideswiped By A Car
It’s motorcycle riding season so keep your head on a swivel!
Yesterday our office received a call from a guy who was injured while riding his bike. Happened near the shoreline when someone exiting a highway attempted to merge onto local traffic. Problem is, they never saw him, thus, sideswiping him.
He went down. Serious injuries. No independent witnesses. The passenger in the car gave a statement that they “never saw him…and that he must have been speeding.” Based on that statement, the rider was cited.
We offered to help, obtained the police report, and reviewed it. We then contacted the investigating officer and asked some pointed questions. Result? The officer is amending his report and removing the fault from our new client.
I should note here that prior to contacting L.A. LAW, this client had called two other law firms that claim to help riders. They didn’t want to touch his case because it was going to be too much work.
The Take Away
When out riding on a motorcycle, you present a smaller profile making you harder to see. Couple that, with the natural biases against motorcyclists, and you can find yourself being blamed for something that wasn’t your fault.
If you want to find out more and how we can help your case, don’t hesitate to call or text us at (860) 595-3163 .