I was wondering What happens when a prospective customer takes that important test drive -- and gets in an accident?
It wasn't specifically a test drive, but I climbed on a motorcycle and it fell over on me at a dealership in michigan. It caused major medical problems. The day it happened was during an open house, there were other people sitting on bikes which were held up by just kickstands. No signs were up saying you could not sit on the bikes and no accident signs were up. The dealership hauled the bike away and I was left to take care of my own injuries. On top of this, I have a lawyer on their side wanting to fight for less than $1500 for repairs. Don't these dealerships have insurance to cover damage to the vehicles? Don't they take the risk of someone getting into an accident during a test drive? And shouldn't a dealership take all precautions during an open house to make it safe for people looking at bikes in such a small area when the bikes are held up by just kickstands?