Every driver on the road is responsible to obey the laws, maintain an awareness about other drivers and exercise reasonable care for the safety of other people on the road. Motorcycles are some of the smallest vehicles permitted on roads, but drivers of bigger vehicles have a specific obligation to check for bikes. It would be considered negligent to pull into traffic when a biker clearly has the right-of-way. Failing to notice the smaller motorcycle isn’t an excuse to cause a motorcycle accident.
Defining No Contact Motorcycle Collisions in PA
Motorcycles have the unique ability to swerve out of the way or be laid down when the driver thinks a collision is imminent. A no contact motorcycle collision happens when an accident with property damage and personal injury occurs but no contact has been made between two vehicles. When a biker lays down his bike or swerves into another object, they may still sustain injuries and damage despite not making contact with the other car. If the other driver was negligent, then they can still be held liable for losses.
Contact our Experienced PA Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
It’s common for the other driver to deny responsibility when your bike hasn’t hit their vehicle. Don’t let a negligent driver convince you that you need to pay your own expenses. Our trusted motorcycle accident attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC can help you recover financially. Tell us what happened using our online contact form, and you will hear back from one of our highly trusted attorneys promptly.
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