Motorcycle accidents are often serious, if not fatal. As a motorcyclist, you know the risks other drivers pose to you—but you also know how important your actions are to your own safety. Part of being a safe rider is knowing what kinds of accidents could happen, what good habits to build, and how an attorney can help if you’re injured in a crash.
Cars Cause Many Motorcycle Crashes
Unfortunately, drivers of passenger vehicles are to blame for a great number of accidents with motorcycles. Sometimes, you, as a motorcyclist, can see an accident coming and take steps to avoid it. At other times, a car may come out of nowhere and cause a crash. However, it’s important you understand how these accidents can occur, including when a passenger vehicle driver takes the following dangerous actions:
- Cuts off a motorcycle
- Tailgates a motorcycle
- Turns left in front of a motorcycle
- Opens his door in a motorcycle’s path
- Drifts into oncoming traffic
- Drives while impaired by drugs or alcohol
It’s also important to acknowledge that some motorcycle accidents stem from causes related to weather, poor road maintenance, defective parts, and road obstructions—so it’s critical you keep an eye out for unsafe motorists, plan ahead to avoid road obstructions, and make safe choices while you’re on your bike.
Be Safe and Stay Alive
You’re the first line of defense against a fatal accident. Cars do cause accidents, but riders can implement strict safety precautions to prevent accidents, too. Though some accidents can’t be stopped or avoided at the last second, it’s important you stay defensive, be alert, and practice safe riding, including:
- Keeping a safe following distance
- Slowing down in hazardous situations
- Being careful with your front brake
- Staying focused
- Staying sober
Our Team of Skilled Attorneys Is Here
Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most devastating motor vehicle accidents and if you’ve been injured, you may be wondering how you’ll get proper treatment and make up for time lost from work. The team at Tavss Fletcher wants you to understand how we can help you recover for medical bills and lost wages, so call our toll-free number to speak with one of our representatives today.