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Common causes of motorcycle accidents

On Behalf of | Jun 10, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

It is not uncommon to see motorcycles on New York roads daily. It is a convenient and fast way to get from one place to another, especially when there is heavy traffic. Being on a motorcycle makes it easy to weave through the many vehicles on the road, so you get to your destination in less time. However, what makes motorcycle riding enjoyable and practical also makes it extremely dangerous for the riders, which may lead to accidents.

Motorcycles offer very little protection between the rider and the ground. A motorcycle injury can mean serious injuries for the rider. These injuries can be debilitating and may prevent them from going back to their normal lives after. Injuries from motorcycle accidents can permanently impact your physical and mental health. They can even be fatal.

Knowing the common causes of motorcycle accidents can help you exercise caution on the road and prevent getting in one.

Left hand turns in front of the motorcycle

Other vehicles on the road may only pay attention to and watch out for other cars, so they fail to notice smaller motorcycles when making a left turn. They may also tend to miscalculate the speed of the motorcycle, so collisions happen.

Changing lanes

Another common cause of motorcycle accidents is when drivers change lanes, and they only look for larger vehicles behind or beside them. They may not see a motorcycle in their blind spot, so the likelihood of them changing lanes into them becomes higher.

Car doors opening

When getting into or out of a car, drivers may ensure that other cars are not coming, but not pay the same amount of attention to motorcycles. This may cause them to miss an oncoming motorcycle and hit it.

Majority of motorcycle accidents may not happen when drivers pay closer attention to motorcycles or taking the extra time to ensure that there is not one on their path before taking certain actions. When you get in a motorcycle accident due to driver neglect, the driver may be liable for compensating you for your injuries. An experienced attorney can help guide you through the steps of filing a personal injury claim.


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