What are my rightsif while crossing at an intersection I was struck by a motorcyclist?

While legally crossing at a city intersection the light turned green before reaching the other side. An impatient motorcyclist passed the front car putting me in his blind spot. He came directly in my path, running over my foot,knocking me to the ground. A police report was filed with witnesses. I’ve had to see a doctor and have x-rays. My foot is severely traumatized, with bruised bones, swollen and I’m on crutches and temporarily missing work.What are my rights and how should I handle the claim without jeopardizing my rights as the insurance department now wants to meet with me. .

Asked on July 6, 2012 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

Leigh Anne Timiney / Timiney Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You can make a claim with the motorcyclists's insurance carrier for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. It is possible you might have some shared liability if you were in the intersection after the light turned green.  I would suggest you contact a personal injury attorney in your area prior to talking with anyone from the motorcyclists insurance company.  Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations.  


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