Motor Vehicle Accidents

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California Motorcycle Laws for 2020

First-person view of motorcycle handlebars

In the state of California, you must either pass a CHP-approved motorcycle safety course or a driving test issued by the DMV to obtain a motorcycle license. If you are under the age of 21, you must also hold a motorcycle instruction permit for at least six months and successfully complete a motorcycle training course before you can apply for a license.

Who can be Sued in a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to know who can be held liable for your damages. This may include the drivers of other vehicles, motorcycle or parts manufacturers, and even government entities. Due to the complex nature of these cases, it is always best to discuss your accident with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can investigate the crash to determine who can be sued for compensation.

How to File a Car Accident Claim in California

When you are involved in a car accident in the state of California, it is important that you notify your insurance agent or company right away – even while still on the scene when possible. Insurance adjusters may want to come to the scene and gather information for use in processing your claim. In some cases, pictures that you snap on your phone or through an insurance company app may serve in place of an adjuster visiting the scene. When you call your insurance company, they will advise you on how to proceed.

Best Fall Motorcycle Rides in Southern California

While Southern California is not known as a hotbed of fall colors, there are plenty of areas surrounding Los Angeles that will explode in color over the next few weeks. If you are a motorcyclist, these scenic trips are sure to please the eyes and tantalize the senses - just make sure to practicing safe driving to help avoid accidents and allow yourself plenty of time - particularly on more curvy roads - to get to your destination.

Fatal Hit and Run in Torrance

The Daily Breeze reports that police in Torrance are looking for the driver of a 2006-2009 tan or light-gold Toyota 4Runner that was involved in a fatal hit and run accident at 5 am on the 17th of September. The accident, involving the SUV and a cyclist, is still under investigation, but the 4Runner was captured speeding away, minus part of its bumper, by a home security camera in the 200 block of Hawthorn Street.

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Accidents involving drunk, distracted, and drugged driving increase during the summer months. No one is at bigger risk for serious or fatal injury from these accidents than teens. If you have a teen, talk to him or her about safe driving habits. If your teen is injured in a car accident, call our South Bay personal injury lawyers to learn how we can help.

Kirtland & Packard is a personal injury law firm located in Redondo Beach. Call us at 310-536-1000 to schedule a free consultation today.


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