Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: What Rights Do You Have If A Car Causes Your Accident and Leaves the Scene?
Motorcycle riders in Ontario are often the victims of inattentive drivers. Sometimes the vehicles involved in the accident with the motorcycle continue driving without regard to the motorcycle rider. Occasionally, the driver intentionally leaves the scene in a hit-and-run scenario. In some accidents, however, It seems that the driver remains completely oblivious to their involvement in a motorcycle accident and simply continues to drive on. This is often the case when a vehicle makes a lane change without noticing the motorcycle. A quick acting motorcycle rider may suddenly swerve to avoid impact with the vehicle, resulting in the motorcycle going off the road or otherwise going down. For the motorcycle rider, avoiding contact with another vehicle could mean the difference between life and death.
If a car has caused your motorcycle to go down, even if there is no direct contact, you should immediately report the accident to the police. Sometimes, the police may be able to track down the other driver. If there are witnesses to the accident, you should take down their names and contact information as well. Even if the other driver is never identified, you may still have right to bring a claim for your injuries and losses against your own insurance provider.
To learn more about your rights if you are involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident, contact us toll-free at 1-866-234-6093 for free consultation with an experience motorcycle accident lawyer. We provide a free and confidential consultation.