Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents occur as frequently as any other vehicle accidents. But the degree of injury may be more severe because motorcycles are fast vehicles that do not necessary provide the most protection.

By being aware of the common causes of motorcycle accidents, you may prevent them or even seek recourse after being injured.

Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions occur when a car and a motorcycle crashes front-to-front against each other. Due to the nature of the collision, it often results in fatalities. As a result, the family members of the victim may sue for wrongful death in those incidents.

Left Turn Accidents

Left turn accidents occur when a car is attempting to make a left turn and hits the car going straight. Generally, the person who is making the left turn is at fault. But if the person who is going straight was speeding or doing some other dangerous activity, then the person turning may be less at fault.

Lane Splitting

Lane splitting is when a motorcycle drives in between two lanes. When an accident occurs, fault will be determine by whether lane splitting is permissible in that state.

Speeding and DUI

Like cars, motorcyclists are not allowed to speed and drive under the influence. When they do get into speeding accidents, fatalities are more likely to occur than when cars get into accidents.

Road Hazards

Motorcyclists can get into accidents when there are potholes, uneven lanes, or even when there are objects on the road. When such occurs, the city may be responsible for your injuries. This depends on whether the city has notice of the hazardous condition and whether they took any actions to prevent it.

Consulting an Attorney

A personal injury lawyer can help you when you are involved in a motorcycle accident. He can go over your rights and potential legal claims.

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Last Modified: 10-23-2014 04:17 PM PDT

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