Causes of Motorcycle Crashes By Chanfrau & Chanfrau on November 01, 2013

Causes of Motorcycle CrashesThere are many reasons why motorcycle accidents should be taken so seriously. Motorcyclists and other motorists involved in these kinds of accidents can experience serious injuries that can change their lives forever. That's why it's so important that people who are involved in motorcycle accidents to speak with skilled personal injury attorneys to learn what their legal rights might be in such cases.

Right now, our legal team would like to consider some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents and how these may figure into a legal claim.

About Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents refer to any sort of single-vehicle or multi-vehicle collision in which a motorcycle is involved.

Why Motorcycle Accidents Are Serious

For a motorcyclists, an accident is extremely serious since they are much more vulnerable than other motorists on the road. Even when wearing a helmet and riding jacket, they are much more exposed to the full force of a collision and subsequent trauma that may occur following a collision.

For other motorists, motorcycle accidents are serious in that motorcycles can travel at high rates of speed and are small, making it easy to not notice the motorcycle when nearby.

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by the Motorcyclist

When a motorcyclist is responsible for a motorcycle accident occurring, the most common causes are as follows:

  • Speeding
  • Frequent lane changes
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to observe traffic laws
  • Drunk driving
  • Inexperience on the road

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Fellow Motorists

When a motorcycle accident is caused by another motorist who hits a motorcyclist, the most common causes are as follows:

  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to signal when changing lanes
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving
  • Inattentive driving
  • Failure to follow traffic laws

Our motorcycle accident attorneys can assist the injured victim, whether it is the motorcyclist or the driver of another vehicle that's been struck by a motorcycle.

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Other Factors

In addition to driver-related causes of motorcycle accidents, the following may also cause or contribute to the occurrence of a motorcycle accident:

  • Poor vehicle design
  • Malfunctioning auto parts
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Poor road conditions
  • Bad road signs
  • Broken traffic signals

In these kinds of situations, our lawyers will help determine the party responsible for the accident occurring and hold that person or party responsible, whether it's a business or even city officials.

What Our Attorneys Can Do for Clients

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a serious motor vehicle collision, our legal team will fight diligently to ensure that you receive damages to cover medical bills, physical therapy, damaged property, and other related matters. The responsible person or party liable for the accident will also be punished monetarily so that similar negligence does not occur in the future. In the case of a fatal accident, our legal team fights to recover damages related to the tragic loss of a loved one, which includes the emotional pain of the loss.

Learn More About Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it's important that you get skilled attorneys on your side. To schedule a legal consultation, contact our Central Florida personal injury lawyers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results in pursuit of justice.

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