Motorcycle accident prevention is critical because these accidents are much more likely to result in fatalities, compared to car accidents. However, you can only prevent a motorcycle accident when you understand the kind of risks that actually increase your likelihood of an accident.
Most motorcycle accidents will involve another vehicle, and in fact, a study by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration in 2005 found that of all the motorcycle accidents in the United States that year, 56 percent of all fatalities in motorcycle accidents. This list of the four most common motorcycle accidents will be one more part of your toolkit when preparing to take a motorcycle ride.
Accidents Caused When a Car Makes a Left Turn
Some of the most devastating accidents for motorcyclists are left-hand turn crashes. In most of these cases, the motorists neglected to check for motorcyclists, or inaccurately judged the speed of the motorcycle, before turning in front of it. However, a car that turns left in front of a motorcycle is not always liable for an accident. The most common reasons for such failures are distractions, motorist inattention, and failure to look out for motorcyclists in blind spots.
Turning a Corner Too Fast
If a Dallas motorcyclist is going too fast around a corner, s/he may find it hard to judge the curve, and could be at risk of an accident when the curve tightens or narrows.
Car Moving into Motorcyclist’s Lane
This designation covers both lane drifters and complete lane changes. In such cases, it’s important for motorcyclists to remain aware of these blind spots in a motorist’s field of vision, and remain out of these spots as much as possible.
These accidents occur when a car follows the motorcycle too closely or when a motorcycle is tailgating a car. Dallas motorcyclists need to leave as much space as possible between their bikes and the vehicles in front to avoid such accidents.
If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you are likely eligible for compensation for your losses. Speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Dallas about filing a claim for compensation that includes medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Call 214-290-8001 to speak with Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer Julie Johnson, or schedule a free initial consultation by filling out the contact form.