Some people are surprised to hear that the vast majority of motorcycle crashes are not caused by the biker. They may have a reputation for taking careless risks on the roads, but in most instances, it’s actually the other driver that’s to blame. Sadly, it’s the motorcycle rider who tends to suffer the brunt of the damage.
Motorcycles are less visible to other drivers because of their size, yet even when riders do what they can to increase visibility and safety, such as wearing brightly colored clothing, wearing a helmet, staying alert, and using their headlights during the day, motorcycle accidents can still occur.
In many cases, inattentive drivers are at fault. In 42% of serious motorcycle accidents, the reckless driver of the other vehicle was found to be violating the rider’s right of way. In other instances, the other party’s negligence may involve speeding, driving while fatigued, defective highway conditions, defect in the vehicle, driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, dangerous road conditions, sudden lane change, and more.
If you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, then you may be able to receive fair compensation for damages incurred. Let us help you protect your rights and bring the negligent party responsible for your accident to justice.