In order to prove a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles
, the plaintiff will need to show that the other driver is at fault for the crash. Many accidents, whether vehicle, motorcycle or truck accidents occur because of negligence.
Proving fault in motorcycle accidents
The most important step after a motorcycle accident
in any Californian city is to seek adequate medical attention, even if the initial injuries do not seem serious. A head injury can have important consequences, even if the signs are not immediately visible.
If you are in good condition immediately after the accident you should try to take photos of the crash, the motorcycle, and the damage. You should also note the traffic conditions, time of day or other special events/conditions that could have contributed to the accident.
In order to prove fault in a motorcycle accident
, you should be able to show that the other party was involved in the accident and, moreover, that he was negligent
. This is typically done by showing that he did not observe the traffic regulations, that he was distracted while driving or worse that he was driving under the influence.
Apart from the pictures, you can also take eyewitness testimonies and get a copy of the official police report.
Talking to one of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers and requesting an initial consultation can be helpful if your case, especially if you have never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit or are willing to start a negotiation instead of having to go to court.
How a Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you
You should remember that you have to years to make your claim or file a lawsuit. This two-year period from the date of the injury is the statute of limitations in California.