As a motorcyclist, you must be aware of your driving as well as the other motorists. Many drivers are not aware of how to drive safely around motorcycles. This could cause a motorcyclist to lay down their bike or veer off the road to prevent a collision. In doing so, the motorcyclist may sustain injuries. A no contact motorcycle accident is defined by when a motorcyclist swerves or lays down their bike to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
These types of accidents are usually caused by motorists who are distracted or who do not take the time to look around before safely exiting, merging, or changing lanes.
Here is an example of a “no contact” motorcycle accident. A car and motorcycle are traveling down the same road in separate lanes. The car speeds up and abruptly cuts off the motorcycle without using a turn signal. The motorcyclist has to swerve and crashes to avoid a collision with the car. In this scenario, it may be likely that the driver of the car will be found negligent for the crash. The driver of the car should have used a turn signal when changing lanes. The court will determine if the driver was negligent by examining all the actions taken by each driver in connection to the accident.
These types of accidents can be complicated to determine which driver was negligent. If you’ve had a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, you should contact an attorney. Contact the Denver motorcycle accident injury lawyers at Lampert & Walsh, LLC. Call 720-489-5848 or fill out the online form today.