Common causes of motorcycle accidents
Many factors contribute to motorcycle accidents including:
Alcohol or drug use – on part of the motorcyclist or other party
Vehicle blind spots – Motorcycles are smaller than most vehicles and are often overlooked by careless drivers
Motor vehicle driver negligence – this is the number one cause of motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle defects – accidents often occur as a result of cycle part defects or fuel system leaks
Road hazards – uneven pavements, potholes, debris, and puddles can result in motorcycle accidents
Weather conditions – Rain, hail, wind, snow, etc. call all increase dangerous driving conditions
Limited motorcycle visibility – About 70 percent of all accidents occur at intersections because motorcycles aren't as visible due to parked vehicles, buildings, etc.
Unsafe vehicle maneuvers – including speeding, improper turning, and more
Motorcycle accidents are the cause of an estimated 50,000 injuries and as many as 3,000 fatalities every year in the United States.
Motorcycles are more vulnerable to accidents because they are smaller and less protected than automobiles. Due to the increased susceptibility of motorcycles and the negligence of drivers on the road, motorcycle accidents often result in more serious injuries and or death's.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death in a motorcycle accident, you may eligible to file a claim to seek compensation for your losses. A qualified and attorney can evaluate your case often free of charge to determine your legal options.
Protect your legal rights
In the event of a motorcycle
accident, it is important to
take the proper steps to ensure
your legal rights are protected.
Contact a lawyer to learn more
about what to do right after
Who is liable?
In the majority of motorcycle accident cases, the negligent vehicle operator can be held liable for the damages suffered including medical bills, property damage, lost current and future income, also pain and suffering.
In some cases, highway officials may be found negligent if roads aren't properly cared for or maintained. Be sure to note that claims against the government are subject to specific guidelines.
Furthermore, if the motorcycle accident was caused by a defective cycle or auto part, the motorcycle manufacturer or repair shop, may be liable.
It is important to bear in mind that all personal injury claims are subject to statute of limitations laws, which limits the time a victim of a motorcycle accident has to file a suit.
Who can I contact if I've been
injured in a motorcycle accident?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, it is wise to seek the assistance of a qualified personal injury attorney who will get you the compensation to which you are entitled.