So i was makin a u turn the light was green and as i was making my u turn a white van seen me and tried to hurry and make his right turn to get on front of me so i am half way in my uturn and i swere out of the way and i see a motorcycle slide next 2 me i immediate stop and go pull in the store next to me and lark i went to see of the guy was ok he said he slam on his breaks because he thought i was fon to hit him n he slid and he fell off his bike and scrapped his arm so we call 911 he did not want to go to hospital and they check him out and says he fine and he bike had little torn leather so the police gave me a ricket for improper uturn and had to do a crash report my thing is we made no contact so i am not sure why we had to do a crash report and he ooen up a claim against me but we did not make contact so how am i responsible
Physical contact isnt required if one is negligent. Report this to your ins co.
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"not make contact so how am i responsible".....because you were careless and pull in front of the bike rider causing him to crash. It doesn't require physical contact with your car to make you responsible.
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Seriously? You apparently made an illegal U-turn, causing the motorcyclist to take evasive action, causing him to lose control and sustain an injury. Report this incident to your automobile liability insurance carrier and cooperate with them.
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Sometimes people name all those involved in an accident so that all bases are covered when claims and defenses are put forth.
Your loss facts are so confusing, I am not even going to hazard a guess here as to what happened and who may or may not be liable. Just as an FYI, however, you don't have to make contact with a vehicle in Florida in order to be held liable for an accident.
Report the accident to your insurance company as you are required to do under the terms of your auto policy, which is a binding contract between you and them, and let them handle the liability investigation. This is the reason you are paying insurance premiums.
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