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Common motorcycle accident questions answered

Do you own a motorcycle? Do you love venturing out on the open road? If so, it's best you know the answers to some of the most common motorcycle accident questions out there. These answers might come in handy one day if you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident in California.

Be sure to do your research prior to buying a motorcycle for the first time and before going out on the road.

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

This is one of the most common questions out there today and a very important one. You should never admit fault following an accident, even if you did cause the accident. Do not speak to an insurance agent until you speak to an attorney first.

I was hit by a car turning left in front of me -- who is at fault?

Another common question here and the answer is almost always that the vehicle making the turn is at fault. Vehicles making left turns are legally required to yield to oncoming traffic at an intersection controlled by a traffic light.

I was riding my motorcycle in California without a helmet and was injured. Will this affect my chances of recovering compensation?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident and weren't wearing a helmet, it shouldn't have any bearing on recovering compensation, especially if someone else caused the accident.

Are you prepared for whatever you might encounter when riding a motorcycle in Los Angeles? Besides heavy traffic you can encounter road hazards, debris, drunk drivers and much more. Be sure you know how to protect yourself on your bike and if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.

Source: FindLaw, "Motorcycle Accident FAQ," accessed Feb. 1, 2018

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