Request for production in motorcycle accident cases.A motorcycle accident generally is difficult to reconstruct without specific photographs and physical evidence of how the impact to the motorcycle occurred. For instance, did the motorcycle strike the car or did the car strike the motorcycle. Was the impact to the center of the motorcycle or on the side? While you have the opportunity to photograph and to examine your motorcycle, it is often not feasible, or you were not in the position at the time of the accident, to examine the other party's vehicle.
Therefore, it is important in all motorcycle accidents that we obtain copies of the repair estimates of the vehicle that was involved in the accident and any photographs of damage caused by the accident. The more detailed the photographs, the more accurate an accident reconstruction.
In motorcycle accidents, excessive speed is often alleged by the motorcycle rider. Therefore, it is important to document the amount of damage, because experts can calculate the speed of the motorcycle at the time of the impact and also breaking speeds.
In motorcycle accidents, it's also worthwhile to get copies of the police report and also any investigation and scene photographs that they other driver, or his insurance company might have taken.
Naturally, with all requests for production, you should obtain copies of witness statements and other documents that are pertinent to the claim, including review of medical records and bills that the defense may have had an expert perform.
A request for production should be done in all motorcycle accident cases. If you require the assistance of a California motorcycle accident attorney, please call us at 866-981-5596.