San Diego Motorcycle Accident FAQs
- If I wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, can I still pursue compensation?
- What if my accident was caused by a roadway defect?
- Can I still pursue compensation if I don’t have motorcycle insurance?
If I wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, can I still pursue compensation?
California laws do require motorcycle riders to wear a helmet, and failure to wear this important piece of safety equipment may have an impact on your case. However, if the accident was caused by another party and it can be shown that they were at fault, you are still fully entitled to seek compensation for medical costs and any other losses you may have suffered.
If you would like to know more about eligibility to pursue compensation following a motorcycle accident, or to file a claim, contact the San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123.
What if my accident was caused by a roadway defect?
While most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent or reckless drivers, a small percentage of accidents can be directly linked to roadway defects, such as improperly maintained guardrails, potholes in the road, or a lack of adequate warning signs. In these instances, the community or government body in charge of road maintenance may be held liable for any injuries suffered by the motorcyclist.
If you would like to know more about liability for injuries caused by roadway defects, contact the San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today.
Can I still pursue compensation if I don’t have motorcycle insurance?
Yes. A lack of insurance has little to no bearing on your case if the accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else. If you have suffered traumatic injuries following a motorcycle accident, you may have costly medical bills and other expenses to deal with, not to mention the pain and suffering caused by the injury itself. You deserve to be compensated for these damages whether or not you were insured at the time.
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If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, please contact the attorneys of Ritter & Associates today today for help. Call us at (619) 296-0123 to discover more about your legal options.
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