Q: Can anyone recommend a good lawyer that specializes with insurance claims. Some ass turned directly into me last week and caused $13,000 in damage to my bike and the cop doesn't write the guy. Here's what I submitted to my insurance: At approximately 3:30 pm on Tuesday July 24, 2007, I was traveling north on Clyde Street approaching Baseline Road to turn left. My left signal indicator was on and in working order. As I approached the location of impact, I noted the front end of Jeep moving forward at a low rate of speed and pausing prior to turning into the turning lane. I did not see the Jeep until he began to enter the lane. The jeep stopped and only the front portion of the other the Jeep was visible from its front left bumper to it's right side of the jeep. I would say that it was no more than three feet into the turning land and had come to a stop as the two north bound lanes were filled with traffic and he had inched his way through the two lanes in reduced visibility. I was approximately 25 feet from he at this point. I assumed that the Jeep's Driver saw me and that was why he had paused in traffic. I eased off the brake and continued in my lane when all of a sudden the Jeep pulled out in front of me and we collided. Gasoline was flowing from my motorcycle and marked the location of the final resting place on Clyde Street. No statement was taken from me by the police and when I asked why the other driver was not charged with failure to yield, the officer said "We'll let the insurance settle it." I told the police officer I had ownership of the lane and the right of way and he did not contradict me. On the accident report the other driver indicated he was moving at a rate of 10 km/h. I was travelling at 50 km/h. The turning lane was bi-directional and I was in the lane prior to the other vehical entering the lane. There was oncoming traffic in the opposing lanes and no where to go. Traffic was congested and his line of site blocked by vehicals in the 2 lanes of traffic he was crossing. I did not see his approach until it was too late. At least I jumped on contact and landed on the hood of his car. I didn't brake anything but have one hell of a charlehorse.
A: -We I have 32 years of riding and a former cop. I do not identify myself as a former cop because I know I was in the right. There was oncoming traffic in the oncoming lanes and nowhere to go. So mr safety instructor where do I go? BTW I'm looking for a lawyer, notlip. -I have owned 17 motorcycles during 30 years of crash free riding Have taught at 2 motorcycle safety schools.It is always the motorcycle riders fault end of story
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