Motorcycle Couples: Your Rights as a Passenger

Many beautiful relationships have begun with the act of sharing an exhilarating motorcycle ride on a gorgeous Colorado evening. While we would never want to discourage anyone from enjoying this experience, we do want to pass along some important information for you to consider:

  1. before taking someone else for a ride on your motorcycle or

  2. if you might hop on the back of someone’s else’s bike.

Sometimes, no matter the level of experience a biker may have, a terrible accident can still happen. Learning to ride with someone on the back of a bike takes practice and skill in the best of circumstances! When things go bad, the physical injuries can be devastating.

Your rights after an accident can change drastically depending on who is at fault for the accident and whether or not the driver and passenger are married. Also, your own UIM auto insurance coverages may be accessible so it’s important that, even as a passenger, you carry the right insurance.

 Scott O’Sullivan, founder of Rider Justice, is a personal injury lawyer and he wrote a detailed blog about Couples on Motorcycles for his firm’s website. Check it out and let us know if you have any questions about your rights as a rider and/or passenger of a motorcycle.


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Related: The right insurance makes all the difference in case the worst happens on the road. Find out what insurance you MUST have as a biker.

If you’re still confused, call us for a free insurance review and we’ll help you work with your insurance company to get what you need.

Chere Martin