A motorcycle accident doesn’t always involve crashing with another vehicle. When a rider crashes his motorcycle and has no direct contact with another motorist, this would be considered a “no contact” accident. Even without a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle, the other motorist could still be at fault for the accident. Here’s what you need to know about “no contact” motorcycle accidents.
How do “No Contact” Motorcycle Crashes Happen?
A “no contact’ motorcycle accident occurs when another motorist causes a rider to be involved in an accident without an actual collision. Due to the small size of motorcycles, riders must take extra precautions and be skilled at riding on only two wheels. This means it’s much easier for a motorcycle rider to lose control due to the interference of another motorist. When a driver engages in the following negligent behaviors on the road, it could cause a motorcyclist to have a single-vehicle accident:
- Speeding or weaving in and out of traffic
- Running a red light
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving while distracted
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Who Is Liable in a “No Contact” Crash?
If you’re sharing the road with other motorists who violate traffic laws or drive recklessly, they can be held responsible for causing a “no contact” crash. For example, if a motorcyclist is in another lane behind a driver and the driver fails to use their signal (giving notice to the motorcyclist), thus causing a crash, the driver in this case would be considered liable.
Involved in a Motorcycle Crash? We Can Help
Dealing with insurance companies can be a daunting experience, especially when it comes to “no contact” motorcycle crashes. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, our legal counsel will help determine who is liable for your accident.
Let us handle the insurance companies while you concentrate on healing from your injuries. From recovering medical costs, lost income, property damage, and more — we’ll be your trusted partner throughout the process.