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New Hampshire Passenger Claims Against a Negligent Motorcyclist

July 1, 2021

Motorcycles are inherently dangerous mechanisms that provide operators and passengers with little protection during an accident. New Hampshire motorcycle passengers who suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident may have a claim for damages against the at-fault party. The at-fault party may include another driver, the motorcycle operator, or the manufacturing of any defective equipment that contributed to the accident. The outcome of these cases depends on the unique circumstances that led to the accident. These cases require a detailed and comprehensive understanding of complex New Hampshire personal injury laws. It is essential that accident victims consult with an attorney to determine their rights and remedies.

In cases where the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in a collision, the victim’s claim will likely be against the motorcycle driver. The victim must be able to establish liability and damages. These cases usually stem from the motorcycle operator negligently colliding into something or the motorcycle crashing because of defective equipment. Typically cases involving a motorcycle crashing into a static object involve some element of negligence. For example, New Hampshire news reports recently described a tragic motorcycle accident. Police stated that when they arrived at the scene, they found that a motorcycle had collided with an empty, parked car. Emergency responders transported the motorcycle driver to a local hospital; however, the passenger died at the accident scene. Law enforcement is urging the public to come forward with any information regarding the incident.

Passengers involved in a two-vehicle accident may file a claim against the other vehicle’s driver and the motorcyclist. It is important that victims understand that an accident can occur even when there is no impact between the two vehicles. For instance, if, for example, a car dangerously cuts off a motorcycle during heavy traffic and causes the bike to wipe out, the driver of the car may be liable to the bike’s operator and passenger for any injuries they experience.

While filing a lawsuit against a motorcycle operator, especially if the passenger is friends or family with the operator, maybe challenging and uncomfortable, it is a critical step in recovering damages. These accidents tend to be quite severe and can result in traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and organ damages. These injuries can take a significant toll on a person’s financial standing, emotional health, and relationships. It is important that victims contact an attorney to discuss what steps to take after a New Hampshire motorcycle accident.

Have You Suffered Damages in a New Hampshire Accident?

The attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates have a long history of successfully advocating and representing New Hampshire injury victims. The lawyers on our team maintain a detailed understanding of complex tort laws that can impact an accident claim. Our office represents clients during settlement discussions, litigation, and appeals of New Hampshire accident lawsuits. We handle personal injury cases stemming from New Hampshire motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, premises liability, and defective products. Our valuable insight continuously proves to be a critical resource to those on their path to recovery. Contact our office at 1-800-804-2004 to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney on our team.