I was returning to the office from a site visit for work, driving a moped scooter when I got into a collision with a van at an intersection. The van was from on-coming traffic trying to make an unprotected left turn. I was part of through traffic with a green light and the right of way. I slowed down once I approached the intersection upon seeing her peek out, but when she made a full stop, I thought she saw me approaching and wanted to yield to give me the right of way. I accelerated to pass her, but she accelerated simultaneously and we collided.
I ended up getting rushed to the hospital, while the police took down her information. I have a case number, but have yet to get the information from the police station.
The driver had no driver's licence, but the car may not be insured under her. I have a motor-vehicle driving permit, license and insurance for operating class-C vehicles, but no insurance for the scooter.
You should see an attorney after getting proper medical care. An attorney may be able use your auto insurance to cover while you were riding a scooter.
Not a good situation. Hopefully, an attorney can help. Try to hire local/qualified.
Personal injury cases only; I'm good at it; you be the Judge! All information provided is for informational and educational purposes only. No attorney client relationship has been formed or should be inferred. Please speak with a local and qualified attorney. I truly wish you and those close to you all the best. Jeff
Yes, you would have a case against the driver and/or owner. However, I would not try to navigate through the claims process without the assistance of an attorney given your injuries. Call a personal injury attorney in your area. You can use the "Find a lawyer" link at the top of the screen for the names of some in your area.
1. Assuming that the accident occurred in the State of California, in which city and county did the accident occur in?
2. On what date did the accident occur in?
3. As a result of the accident, what bodily injury or bodily injuries did you sustain?
4. As a result of the accident, were you transported to the hospital via ambulance?
5. We would have to make sure that the police report indicates and echoes that the the driver of the van was indeed the one hundred percent at fault party in this accident.
6. So at the date and time that you were involved in the automobile accident, you were not "on the job", correct? In other words, you were not on the clock, correct?
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