Understanding Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders face unique dangers on the road. At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we can help determine whether your accident resulted from another driver’s negligence or oversight. We understand the underlying causes of motorcycle accidents in order to help riders in the Daytona, FL, area obtain the compensation that they deserve. To schedule a consultation, contact our law firm today.
Know When and What to Look Out For
Motorcyclists face a significant risk of injury or death in the event of a vehicle collision, as the bike and its rider will typically sustain the brunt of the damage. As a result, it is important that motorcyclists remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Being familiar with the most common causes of motorcycle accidents can help you avoid them. These common causes include:
Motorcycles have a much smaller profile than cars and trucks. Furthermore, most drivers simply do not take extra care to look for riders. Consequently, motorcyclists are commonly involved in vehicle collisions because an inattentive driver failed to notice them.
Drivers Failing to Yield
Motorcyclists face significant danger when a driver fails to yield, as there are other hazards all around them. When a motorist fails to yield to a motorcyclist, it can result in severe injury or even death.
Drivers Failing to Signal
Many motorists find it difficult to properly judge the speed of motorcycles, or pay motorcyclists little attention because they feel safe within the confines of their automobile. A failure to signal can result in a car turning into your path from the other direction or transitioning into your lane without warning.
Drivers Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
Accidents related to alcohol or drugs result in thousands of deaths each year. If a motorist collided with you, ran you off the road, or caused you to crash in some other manner because he or she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we can help you pursue financial compensation.
Drivers Who Follow Too Closely
A motorist who follows too closely can easily cause a rear-end collision. When two cars are involved, rear-end collisions often result in little more than a scratch or two. When the person being struck is a motorcyclist, a rear-end collision can be incredibly dangerous.
Unfortunately, many motorists seem to have an irrational dislike of motorcyclists and bicyclists. If you were involved in a vehicle collision or auto accident because a fellow motorist acted with a gross disregard to your personal safety, we we will do everything possible to see that you are justly compensated.
Seek the Compensation You Deserve
At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, our familiarity with these common causes of motorcycle accidents helps us to best serve our clients. We understand motorcycle law and will work diligently to see that your rights are protected.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, we can investigate your claim, help determine the cause of your accident, and establish liability. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, reach out to our firm today.