A: Motorcycle accidents commonly occur due to negligence of a party in addition to the other driver. There may be claims against road owners or street owners, adjacent property owners, and product manufacturers. In cases where serious injury or death results from a motorcycle accident, it is important to have the case reviewed by an expert motorcycle accident lawyer.
Here’s a common motorcycle accident scenario involving more than one defendant: a driver is exiting a driveway, either a residential one or a commercial one, like a shopping plaza. The driver can’t get a full view of the street due to some condition on the property, such as an overgrown tree or bush that obscures view of oncoming traffic. As the driver pulls out, he or she hits a motorcyclist. Here, the other driver and the adjacent property owner could be held liable for the accident.
In other situations, a roadway owner such as a government agency could be liable for a defect in the roadway, or a motorcycle manufacturer could be liable for a defective bike. Because each case is unique, only a knowledgeable Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer would be able to assess the facts and determine whether other parties are liable for the accident.
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Published: May 23, 2012