Los Angeles is a beautiful place to go for a motorcycle ride on sunny days. The climate of our city is attractive for both motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians to go for a ride in their free time. On a good day, we can see some motorcyclists riding through the city, and many of these times, they are accompanied by another passenger. Being accompanied by another person is a common practice. However, if a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, what rights will the passenger have?
We know that motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable drivers that we can find on the road due to the lack of protection that is normal to other vehicles. Well, your passengers are in a much more vulnerable position because they can’t even have control over the motorcycle. For this reason, these people should be the most protected when it comes to defending their rights and obtaining compensation for damages.
First of all, it is essential to note that any passenger must wear the same safety equipment as the driver, both a suitable full helmet and safety clothing.
Like the motorcyclist, if the collision was due to another driver’s negligence, the passenger will also have the right to obtain compensation from the other person involved. Be it a car, a truck, or any other motorized vehicle.
In the case of defective parts, in the same way, he will be entitled to the same compensation as the motorcyclist against the manufacturers, either of the vehicle or the parts, as the case may be.
However, if the case was due to the rider’s negligence, then the passenger has every right to file a lawsuit against the rider and obtain compensation for damages from the rider.