Motorcycle accidents are incredibly dangerous and potentially deadly. Unlike automobiles drivers, there is not a protective barrier of steel around a motorcycle rider. Because of the increased risks associated with riding a motorcycle, understanding the main causes of motorcycle accidents can help you avoid serious injuries or event death. If you have been injured on a motorcycle due to someone else’s negligence, Tampa, Jacksonville, Lakeland and Orlando motorcycle lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. may be able to help with your accident claim.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are essentially three common factors that could lead to a motorcycle accident.
- Inexperienced motorcycle riders – Inexperienced riders are not familiar with their driving ability and also the abilities of their motorcycle. Failure to stay visible to other drivers, not wearing proper safety gear such as helmets, under- or over-braking, and lack of situational awareness can all lead to serious injury.
- Car and truck drivers not seeing motorcyclists – Often time car drivers fail to see motorcyclists. They can fail to yield to riders’ who have the right-of-way, change lanes unexpectedly in front of a rider, or lose sight of a motorcycle in their blind spot. Distracted driving, including using a cell phone to call or text message, eating, applying makeup, or reading all slow down drivers’ reaction times.
- Excessive speed – Both new and experienced motorcyclists can hold down the throttle too much and travel at speeds that are not only in violation of posted speed limits, but also are unsafe for the road or weather conditions. Uneven or wet roads can cause accidents even when obeying the posted limit. High speed driving and weaving in and out of traffic can also make it difficult for other drivers to spot approaching motorcycles.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer If You’ve Been Injured by Someone Else’s Negligence
Distracted drivers pose a serious threat to motorcyclists. Tampa, Jacksonville, Lakeland and Orlando motorcycle lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. can investigate potential claims to determine liability and help obtain maximum compensation. Contact Burnetti, P.A. for a free, no obligation case review.