Riding a motorcycle down an open road can be one of the most freeing experiences, but also one of the most dangerous and life-changing. It’s important to know the many causes of motorcycle accidents so that you can ride safer and if necessary know when to get legal help.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Collisions with a car or truck: Often times motorcyclists are hard to spot on the road due to their size (especially while lane splitting).
Bad weather: It’s best to avoid riding during storms or on icy roads as control of the motorcycle is greatly compromised.
Motorcyclist under the influence of drugs or alcohol: Drugs and alcohol can greatly effect reaction times, even in small amounts, and lead to tragic consequences.
Road Hazards: Hazards in the road such as pot holes, animals, and debris can pop up suddenly and abruptly! Be sure to always be aware of the road ahead.
Negligence: A motorcyclist may spot an oncoming car, or feel that they could make a turn at speed and continue on anyways.
What to do if you’re in an accident
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, be sure to contact a motorcycle accident attorney immediately!
The Peck Law group specializes in motorcycle accident law. To get in touch for a free case evaluation, give them a call at 866-999-9085 or fill out the form on this page.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.