A motorcycle ride is a thrilling experience. With almost nine million registered motorcycles in the United States, it is an experience than many people take part in, but do you know your passenger rights in a motorcycle accident?
There are several things that you need to remember in case you are a passenger involved in a motorcycle accident.
- Be prepared. Have an emergency contact card and camera with you is important. If you are unconscious, the card will inform emergency personnel who to contact about your condition. The camera is necessary for documenting important evidence from the scene.
- Wear a helmet. A helmet is your best protection against a head injury if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.
- Avoid distractions. While this may seem like common sense, having a passenger on a motorcycle creates more distraction than a single rider does.
- After an accident, be sure to seek medical attention and call the police. If the police officer doesn’t file a report, make sure that you do.
If you feel like you were the victim of negligence during a motorcycle accident, contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld. We are dedicated to protecting victims and getting our clients the compensation that they are entitled to. Contact us today for a free consultation.