I am personal injury attorney Mike Lombardi.
No one hit me, but they still caused my motorcycle or car to crash. Did you know that you can file a personal injury claim in a motorcycle accident without ever colliding with the vehicle at fault?
When You Can File A Claim
Picture this scenario you’re riding your motorcycle in the lane right next to a car on a four-lane divided highway. The driver is inattentive and drifts into your lane. The only way to avoid a collision is for you to take evasive action, which you do. Unfortunately, after you swerve, you lose control over the bike and crash into the dividing guard rails and break your ribs. There are many causes of non-contact motorcycle accidents, including road rage, reckless driving, tailgating, speeding, unsafe lane changes, or running a red light. Just as in any other type of personal injury accident, a careless act by a driver means that he can be held liable for all your damages, even if there was no physical contact between your bike and the car. All drivers and all motorcycle riders have a basic responsibility to obey traffic laws and stay alert to what is around them and respond accordingly.
Why You Can File A Claim
In the above example, the driver did not exercise due care. It was the opposite. In a non-contact motorcycle crash, the key factor is going to be proving the driver was negligent and failed to exercise reasonable care. Eyewitness accounts and police reports are very important in establishing who was at fault. Should the driver deny, he was responsible for the accident.
If You Need A Lawyer
This is when hiring a personal injury attorney can be very important; a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer can help identify the cause of the accident, collect all the evidence, and show that the driver was responsible for it. If you’ve been injured in a non-contact motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, please give me a call or text me at Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys so we can discuss your case; we have the expertise and want to help you in any way that we can.