Q: I was riding my motorcycle through Arcadia, LA when it started pouring rain harder, to where I could not see.
I tried to exit to let the storm pass, and was only doing about 50 on the highway as traffic was moving slow in the storm. As soon as I normally applied the brakes the back end hydroplaned and I laid down in the exit. No other vehicles involved. My bike was not damaged . Someone called 911, ambulance came tested me for trauma and I refused treatment. State Trooper arrived and took pictures ask me how fast I was going(did not witness crash) but cited me for unsafe operation of motor. I drove bike away with minor injuries. Can I fight this ticket, as the weather was the only cause?
A: You can fight this ticket, but weather was not the only cause. That said, you should still fight the ticket and the best way to do this is to hire a traffic ticket/criminal defense lawyer in the jurisdiction where the ticket was issued ---he should be able to provide you your options.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.