Why You Need To Hire A Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
Motorcyclists are at a higher risk for injury during an accident than someone driving a car. Two reasons are because of their size and because they are not enclosed. An accident that may be only considered a fender bender in a car or truck can result in serious injury or death when a motorcycle is involved.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
"According to the federal government, per mile traveled in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents."
If you want to make sure you stay extra safe while out on the roadways, you should know about some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents.
Head On Collisions: Believe it or not, rear collisions aren't as common in motorcycle accidents. Instead, head on collisions are far more likely to happen. This can involve a vehicle that pulls out of a parking lot without paying attention or someone who is distracted by their phone.
Cars That Make Left-Hand Turns: 42% of accidents that occur between a motorcycle and a car, are caused by a car making a left-hand turn. The accident also occurs when the motorcycle is going straight through an intersection or the motorcycle is trying to pass or overtake the car.
It's important to have fun, but its also important to remember to be responsible and pay attention - not only to what you're doing but to what others are doing as well.
Speeding And Alcohol
Alcohol and driving will never mix. It doesn't matter if you're in a car, motorcycle, truck or another vehicle. Just like any other drug, alcohol can slow down your hand-eye coordination.
Liability and The Law
In many cases, motorcycle accidents are due to the negligence of another vehicle, this is not always the case. When you're driving a motorcycle you might get caught up in the moment, not realizing how fast you're going, how you're dipping slightly into other lanes or other ways in which you are being less than cautious.
It's especially important for motorcyclists to remain aware of their surroundings and other drivers. Pay attention to possible blind spots, keep enough distance between yourself and other vehicles, and practice care when driving.
Elements Of A Motorcycle Accident Case
If you're a motorcyclist who was in an accident that wasn't your fault, hire a motorcycle injury lawyer to represent your case and help you get compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation or to learn about your legal rights contact Welmaker at 1-800-494-1916.