A motorcycle accident can be the most severe and devastating accident on the road. Riders have little to no protection from impacts. Even a small and seemingly harmless accident can cause permanent injuries or death. If you were in a motorcycle accident, you need a personal injury attorney.
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Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable drivers on the road. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “more than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death.” The motorcycle itself provides no protection. Rather, it can cause severe injuries. Ejection from the motorcycle is also a common cause of injury. If the rider ejects from the motorcycle, they impact the ground as well as objects in their path.
Common Motorcycle Accident Causes:
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The most common motorcycle accident is when a vehicle makes a left turn at an intersection in front of a motorcycle. When approaching an intersection, parking lot, or driveway and there is a car in the left hand turning lane, assume that they do not see you and be ready to take evasive action. Watch the vehicle’s wheels rather than the vehicle. This can give you an indication as to what the driver is about to do. Look at what is to the side and behind you. Should you need to move out of the way quickly, you’ll know what route to take.
Rounding a corner to find debris like gravel, sand, or leaves on the road can cause you to lose control of your bike. A good rule of thumb is “slow in, fast out.” Enter corners widely to increase your vision at an easy pace, then gain speed out of the turn when you can see.
If you turn a corner that tightens unexpectedly, the best way to make it out is to trust your bike and ride it out. Don’t panic and apply the brakes. Be as smooth as possible on the controls.
Try to be aware of other driver’s blind spots and stay out of them. Watch for signs that other vehicles are changing lanes. Watch for turn signals, the driver looking around about to change lanes, and their wheels moving.
If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, your injuries may require expensive, long-term medical care. You may have a liability claim for your financial loses. Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys can help you meet the burden of proof required to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Call The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today!