Motorcycle Accident With Another Motorcycle Injury Lawyers MN


Our motorcycle accident lawyers have handled many different types of cases. One example is a collision between two bikes. Our client and the other rider were part of a motorcycle club.  On the day of this incident, the club was out for an organized ride in memory of another rider who had been killed in an accident. The ride started at about 11:15 a.m. on a Saturday.  The length of the ride was supposed to be four hours, including several stops along the way.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers MN
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers MN

The collision occurred after the first stop. The riders were riding single file through a small town. Our client was riding in front of the other motorcycle. The bikes ahead started to slow down from about 55 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour. Unfortunately, the other motorcycle rider did not notice that the bikes ahead of him were slowing down. As a result, he ran into the back of our client’s motorcycle. The biker ahead of our client saw the collision in his rear-view mirror. In fact, he noticed the other motorcycle rider looking to the side as he was driving, rather than looking forward.


The collision knocked our client’s motorcycle over and threw him into the street. He hit the ground hard on his right side and then started to slide. The momentum caused him to slide on the road all the way to the shoulder. Initially, he was in shock and could not move for a minute. However, he was eventually able to get his body up to a standing position. He had the wind knocked out of him and could not speak for several minutes.

Fortunately, the club had a medic and EMT in a bus that was following behind them.  Our client was helped over to the medic bus (which also towed his bike) and was taken to the next town.  He went into a saloon to wash up, but his right thigh was becoming increasingly painful and he could see it swelling, even through his pants.  Therefore, the decision was made to call 911.

An ambulance came to the saloon and took him to a nearby hospital emergency room.  Upon arrival at the hospital, it was noted that he had abrasions to his right arm, right ankle, and right thigh. Further examination showed significant swelling and a large hematoma on the right thigh. Scans were taken and were negative for fractures, but did show the large hematoma.

The emergency room doctors cleaned up his wounds and recommended compression, elevation, and ice for the thigh. An Ace wrap was placed at that time. He was also given crutches to help decrease pressure on the right leg. He was also instructed to rest and use ibuprofen and Tylenol for pain. In addition, he was given a precautionary prescription for Tramadol and a work release note for one week off work.


Fortunately, his wounds gradually did heal, and no further treatment was required. However, he missed many of his activities for the rest of the summer and part of the fall. He was most upset about missing his motorcycle rides. Motorcycle riding is a major source of enjoyment and social connection in his life. He usually goes for a ride several evenings during the week and at least once on the weekend. Late summer and fall are his favorite times of the year to ride. He also missed five weeks of work at the bar because he was unable to carry kegs up the stairs with his leg injured.

Physically, this motorcycle rider is mostly recovered. However, he still has a small lump on his upper right thigh, and the area is numb.  There is no pain from this, but it feels unusual, for example when he is washing in the shower.  In addition, he still has scarring on his right arm and his forehead.


If you are on a motorcycle and hit by another motorcycle, our lawyers can help.  We understand the insurance issues. Of course, you don’t want to sue the other motorcycle rider. However, they have insurance that will help with medical bills and more. In our experience, a motorcycle rider that hits another motorcycle wants to help. A motorcycle accident lawyer MN will protect your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.