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By Steven M. Bialick, Attorney, www.MotorcycleAccident.com  email: [email protected]   If two people are each partially at fault for an accident, the way the total fault is divided between them can have major legal consequences.   Usually insurance companies decide what percentage of fault they think is attributable to each person, based on similar cases.  For example, if an accident occurs at an uncontrolled intersection when one vehicle makes a left turn in front of another vehicle, an in...
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By Steven M. Bialick, Attorney, www.MotorcycleAccident.com email: [email protected] Minnesota Statutes 169.06, Subd. 9, gives a person operating a motorcycle the option of driving through a red light at an intersection, after stopping for a reasonable amount of time, under the following conditions set forth in the statute: Subd. 9. Affirmative defense relating to unchanging traffic-control signal. (a) A person operating a bicycle or motorcycle who violates subdivision 4 by entering or crossin...
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By Steven M. Bialick, Attorney, www.MotorcycleAccident.com. email: [email protected]   When a motorcycle is damaged in an accident, there often are two insurance companies the motorcycle’s owner can deal with for compensation.   If the motorcycle’s owner has “collision coverage” under his or her insurance policy, the owner can seek payment under that coverage.  The amount payable is usually reduced by the amount of the “deductible” under the policy.  If the driver of another vehicle was re...
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Imagine riding your motorcycle down a rural road on a beautiful summer day.  Life is good, until you round a curve and run smack into cows on the road.   The owner of those cows might be liable for any injuries or other damages you suffer.  In fact, in some states, the owner might be liable for three times (treble) the damages you sustain.   For example, Minnesota Statutes section 346.16 provides that “Any person who shall knowingly permit the running at large of any such domestic animal sha...
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By Steven M. Bialick, Attorney at Law, www.MotorcycleAccident.com. email: [email protected] There are provisions in insurance policies that limit the amount of coverage that is available. This article discusses two examples of policy provisions you should watch out for. Part 1- Underinsured Motorist Limits: It’s usually a good idea to carry Underinsured Motorist coverage under your motorcycle insurance policy, if it’s available. The purpose of this coverage is to provide you with extra insur...
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