I was in a motorcycle accident when a car turned left in front of me. Who’s at fault?
If you were involved in a Louisiana motorcycle accident because a car turned left in front of you, there are various ways to determine who was at fault. Generally, the car making the left turn will be held liable for the accident. But if you were speeding at the time, or if you ran a red light, you might have been at fault as well.
What is comparative negligence in a Louisiana motorcycle accident?
Comparative negligence is the degree to which each driver was at fault. Therefore, even if your Louisiana motorcycle accident was mostly caused by another driver, you may be found to have had some responsibility for the resulting crash based on your actions.
For instance, if an illegal left turn was the cause of the collision, but you were determined to have been speeding at the time, you may be found partially negligent because you were going over the speed limit. Your own negligence will be estimated as a percentage of the overall liability and will be taken into consideration when determining your accident compensation.
What should I do if I am in a Louisiana motorcycle accident?
If you are Louisiana motorcycle accident, you should contact the police and seek immediate medical attention. When speaking with the police, be careful not to make any admissions of fault. To understand your legal rights before signing any statements (especially with insurance companies), you should get the expert legal advice of a Louisiana personal injury attorney.
The Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can look at the evidence in your motorcycle accident, determine liability and help you file your Louisiana personal injury claim. Contact us today to set up a free consultation of your case –(866) 248-0580.