Yes. Because you were a passenger on his motorcycle you may very well be able to make a claim against your boyfriend's insurance. Prior to making any statements to any insurance representatives, consult an attorney. You may say things that could hurt your chances of recovery.
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Perhaps your driver for following too close, probaably the driver of the car with barbeque. Consult a good accident attorney in Redlands and they will handle the rest.
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In CA we do not have direct actions against 3rd party insurers. However, you can make a claim for personal injury against your b/f who can then report it to his carrier.
You should also make a claim against the other driver and/or owner of the automobile if you have contact information.
If you have automobile insurance, especially if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, be sure to advise your own carrier of the accident. You may be entitled to medical payments and/or uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits.
I agree you should retain a lawyer immediately. Since you were a passenger on the motorcycle, your own policy benefits may aid in greater ultimate recovery if your b/f does not have adequate insurance.
Uninsured motorist benefits require “contact” with a hit-and-run vehicle. There will be an issue if you do not have information regarding the other driver because you did not literally “make contact” with the vehicle.
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