March 06, 2014

Pay Better Attention to Reduce Motorcycle Injury Accidents

Far too often, motorcyclists are painted in a negative light, thanks to social media and online video sites, for a disregard for following the proper safety rules, causing accidents by cutting in and out of traffic, driving at high speeds, or attempting to perform tricks on their bikes. However, what you do not see are those people who are safe cyclists, but who end up getting hurt as a result of someone else not paying attention. If everyone on the road took extra care and paid better attention, many motorcycle injury accidents could be avoided.

Distractions Are the Cause of Most Accidents

People get distracted with their cell phones, kids in the back seat, trying to eat or put makeup on, or other such distractions. As a result, they forget to check their blind spot before changing lanes, take their eyes off the road, or run stop signs or red lights. Sometimes they get lucky and no one is in the other lane, or there is no cross traffic, or someone else notices they are not paying attention, so they get out of the way to avoid the accident.

But it is only a matter of time before their luck runs out — and they end up running you over while you are on your motorcycle. The extent of your injuries can be more serious because you have little protection between you and the other vehicle. If the accident was not your fault, you may have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit against the other person and their insurance company. To find out your legal rights and see if you have a case, it never hurts to take advantage of our free consultation.