Passengers on motorcycles rely on drivers to get them to their destinations safely. As a passenger you have no control over the motorcycle yet still bear the devastating aftermath if involved in an accident. If you are a passenger who’s been involved in a motorcycle accident, you can still recover personal injury damages against the motorcycle operator, and any other driver who caused the accident.
Motorcycle accidents generally fall into two categories: either a one vehicle crash or a two or more vehicle crash. A one-vehicle crash involves a motorcyclist crashing or hitting an object such as a light post or guard rail. It would also include a crash due to a defect in the motorcycle itself. A two-vehicle crash would be when a motorcycle is involved in an accident that also involved another vehicle.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, a personal injury claim can be brought forth against the driver at fault. However, if the crash happened due to a defect in the motorcycle itself, you may have a product liability claim as well.
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