Those who ride know the dangers of the road. Debris, lane changes or drivers who are just clueless add to the dangers already out there. Unfortunately, the injuries suffered by motorcyclists are usually more severe than anyone else.
A car turned left in front of me. Who’s at fault?
A vehicle making a left turn has a duty to wait until it is safe to make the left turn. Exceptions can apply if the vehicle going straight was speeding or ran a red light.
What does “comparative negligence” mean when determining who is liable for a traffic accident?
Comparative negligence apportions fault among drivers involved in an accident based upon their degree of carelessness that contributed to the accident. Where a motorcycle is concerned, common examples of comparative negligence are speeding or having a lamp or light out.