People often choose motorcycles as their main mode of transportation or as a hobby because of the sense of independence that they provide. However, there are also a lot of risks that go along with riding a motorcycle. Those in cars often have much more protection in an accident. Motorcyclists are exposed, even if they are wearing protective gear. As a result, motorcycle wrecks can often cause devastating injuries. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was caused by negligence, Solomon Law Group can help with your claim.
We’re committed to fiercely defending our clients who have been wrongfully injured. We understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with a motorcycle accident claim, but that’s where we come in. We can help you recover economic and noneconomic damages. Our lawyers have the experience and skill required to get you the compensation you deserve. We won’t let insurance companies give you an unfavorable settlement.
Motorcycle collisions often happen because of negligence. But it’s not always the driver’s fault. When you know what causes motorcycle collisions, you may recognize what happened in your case.
There are common situations that can result in a motorcycle accident. Awareness of what causes these accidents may help you avoid some of these issues in the future. Some of the causes include:
- Poor Road Maintenance. Motorcyclists have to balance on two wheels while often traveling at high speeds. Roads riddled with potholes, cracks, or are covered in debris pose a serious threat to bikers. They also need to be aware of weather conditions like ice or snow because they can reduce the wheels’ grip on the road.
- Motorcyclist Error. A motorcyclist may overcorrect a turn, be a new motorcyclist, or make a mistake that causes a collision.
- Left-Hand Turns. Cars making left-hand turns may be aware of other cars on the road, but they may not be looking for motorcyclists, who are more difficult to spot. The car driver could also not know how to share the road with motorcyclists. The biker could be trying to pass by the car or drive through the intersection.
- Lane Splitting. This is an issue in slow-moving or standstill traffic. A motorcyclist goes in between the lanes of cars to move forward because the bikes are smaller. However, the motorcyclists can get into accidents because of their proximity to the other cars. Drivers in trucks and cars may not see motorcyclists moving next to them. They may not even think to look for them because they’re assuming people are staying in the traffic lanes.
- Driver Negligence. Car drivers that aren’t paying attention can collide with motorcyclists. They may also not be able to judge distance between themselves and the biker or the speed at which they’re traveling.
- Fixed Objects. These can be extremely dangerous for motorcyclists. Fixed objects include trees, parked vehicles, and telephone poles. When a biker hits these objects, they are likely to be thrown from the vehicle. This can cause serious injuries because the biker has no protection and may be thrown at high speeds.
- Road Rage. Many drivers can succumb to road rage. If they think someone has cut them off or in some way slighted them on the road, they may decide to retaliate. But now they’re more focused on getting back at the other person and not driving safely. If someone who is experiencing road rage takes it out against a person on a motorcyclist, they may try to do something dangerous like nudge or bump the motorcycle, which puts the motorcyclist at risk of accident and injury.
The reason your motorcycle accident happened may not be on this list, but the lawyers at Solomon Law Group will investigate your case and find out what happened.
Were You Injured in Motorcycle Accident?
Those who are injured in motorcycle accidents need representation they can trust. Solomon Law Group will help you at every step of the way. We know how intimidating it can be to deal with insurance companies and we’re familiar with how they may try to get you to settle for less than you deserve. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions.