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FYI: Crashed? Get charged! (legal advice)
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Thumbs down FYI: Crashed? Get charged! (legal advice) - July 25, 2009, 10:42 AM

I figured I'd share this piece of legal advice with all of you.

Say you lay your bike down on the road (not hitting anything other than the street), and the cops come and tell you they can file a report if you feel the damages are greater than $1500. If you do file that report, then they can charge you for failure to control your vehicle.
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July 25, 2009, 11:15 AM

They will probably charge you with failure to control your vehicle anyway. I mean, bikes aren't designed to operate on their sides.

Is this one of those "I had to lay it down" type accidents? I think we had that discussion a few years ago. You can't steer or brake with a bike on it's side. Laying it down means you've lost all control or given up.


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They only pay if you have comprehensive insurance.


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They only pay if you have comprehensive insurance.
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Is this one of those "I had to lay it down" type accidents? I think we had that discussion a few years ago. You can't steer or brake with a bike on it's side. Laying it down means you've lost all control or given up.

It wasn't a "I had to lay it down" accident. It was just an accident.
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