My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: California
I was involved in a pretty bad accident with a motorcycle. By default because i was making a left hand turn, it will likely be my fault, but this bike came out of nowhere and raced in front of my car. To make matters worse, their bike was unregistered (for years) and uninsured and the cops on the scene of the accident turned away 3 witnesses who were willing to give statements attesting to the speed the bike was going, that their front headlight was out, and basically that they were at fault, but the cops weren't interested.
Now the 2 people on the bike have retained a lawyer to represent them for their injuries. My insurance company has been dealing with the lawyer, but I am very concerned and am not sure if i need to retain a lawyer of my own.
Does anyone know if driving an unregistered/uninsured car in California at all impact who is at fault? I am also very unhappy about the fact that the police did such a poor job on the scene and let witnesses go. My insurance company is especially peeved about that.
Any advice or has anyone been involved in a similar situation?
Thanks so much!