Personal Injury Attorney Discuss Motorcycle Case That Nearly Involved Jay Leno
In October of 2011, late night talk show host Jay Leno was participating in the “Love Ride,” a fundraising benefit held every year in Southern California to raise money in support of American troops, when a motorcycle collision occurred mere feet from his vehicle.
The accident, which was caught on tape (and can be seen on TMZ.com), involved two motorcycles. One rider, for reasons unknown, sped up and rear-ended the motorcycle directly ahead of him. Both bikes “wiped out,” and one nearly clipped Leno’s motorcycle in the process.
Now, this is already the type of case that all riders should bring to the attention of a personal injury attorney in Tampa. There was certainly property damage, and the riders potentially suffered injuries. When a collision occurs and there is clearly an at-fault party, a personal injury attorney in Tampa should be able to adequately advise the no-fault party as to what their options are.
However, the story takes another turn when it is revealed that the woman who filmed the accident, Christina Silva, was accused of causing the collision. Silva, a fellow biker who was recording the footage using a helmet cam, insists that the video proves her innocent in the matter. Clearing her name is especially important to Silva considering the “Love Ride” had banned her from participating in future benefits. To be fair, it is difficult to see from the footage how Silva could have caused the wreck.
Any personal injury attorney in Tampa can tell you that this type of motorcycle crash is not as unique as you might think. There can be a mess of finger pointing and confusion in the wake of such an accident, and sometimes the wrong person is blamed, especially if there is serious injury or a death involved. It is then imperative that anyone who is injured in such a collision, or is wrongly blamed for causing it, should speak with a personal injury attorney in Tampa in order to discuss their options.
In the end, it was fortunate that no riders were seriously injured. And, thankfully, the fallen motorcycle didn’t strike Jay Leno’s bike. It was a close one, though.