I was following a minivan that collided into a car and was unable to avoid her. My motorcycle hit her left rear and I was ejected from the vehicle. I sustained minimal personal injury, but my bike and her van had property damage.
The accidents were written up in two separate accidents. I was given primary blame for the rear end collision for misjudging stopping distance with a contributing circumstance of following too closely.
I dispute the police report. The prime cause of the wreck was the van used a Ford Escort to stop not her brakes, Hence improper signal to stop was given. I was following her by at least the distence discribed in AL code of 20 feet for every 10 MPH.
The only way to over rule the accident report is to get a court ruling otherwise. The damages on each side are approx. $1500 so I don't want to use a lawyer because it was such a small amount. My motorcycle was uninsured so I'm in this alone.
How do I research similar Alabama accidents to make sure my complaint has support before I take this to small claims? I think I have a good case to at least limit my liability if I am found proximate cause.