Plano, TX asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana

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?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

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.

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