Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Any type of accident can be considered serious because of the injuries sustained, but few have the same impact as a motorcycle accident. These vehicles have no protection outside of the rider’s gear, making any accident a recipe for disaster.
The most unfortunate party about them is the fact that they are entirely preventable. A lot of the time, it’s the driver in the passenger vehicle who doesn’t err on the side of caution, resulting in a serious motorcycle accident.
Speeding is a Major Problem
Not all vehicles respect that motorcycles have a right to be on the road. They may not follow laws when motorcyclists are around because they don’t care about their safety. If a vehicle speeds, it can go through an area where a motorcycle is and result in a collision.
Always Check the Blind Spot
The blind spot is the areas next to the vehicle you cannot see when looking in your mirrors or my looking directly left. Drivers must turn their heads enough to see this blind spot. Because motorcycles are smaller, they may be hidden from view.
Left Turns are Dangerous
Far too often, left turns are the areas where many motorcycle accident crashes occur. This is because people either turn in their vehicles in front of the motorcyclist, or because they speed towards the intersection while the motorcycle turns.
Either way, these are some of the more serious accidents because they typically occur at high speed and the impact can send the motorcyclist flying from the motorcycle.
The Beasley Firm recognizes that individuals injured in motorcycle accidents are often left with severe pain and suffering. The injuries sustained in this type of accident are some of the most catastrophic simply because there is very little to protect the rider.
Our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers work hard to help individuals take on the negligent party to seek justice. You deserve compensation and we’re the dedicated team you want to have on your side from start to finish.