Common Motorcycle Accident Causes
Motorcyclists are far more likely to be injured in an accident than the occupants of passenger cars. That’s because other than maybe a helmet, motorcyclists have little or nothing to protect them from an impact. Motorcycles present low and narrow profiles in traffic. Other drivers don’t see them until it’s too late. Here are some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents when other vehicles are involved.
According to our Newport Beach motorcycle accident lawyer, when another vehicle is involved in an accident with a motorcycle, the most common scenario is when the other vehicle is making a left turn into an intersection. The motorcyclist is proceeding straight ahead, and there isn’t time to avoid an impact.
In addition, according to studies and our team of motorcycle accident attorneys Newport Beach, motorcyclists are often struck by another vehicle when they are attempting to make a lane change. This is a result of the driver of the vehicle not realizing that a motorcycle was in his or her blind spot.
Under the Influence
People continue to drive when they’re under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both. Being under the influence drastically increases the chances that an accident is going to happen. A personal injury attorney in Newport Beach from Nazarian Law has represented several victims of an accident that was caused by a person who was driving under the influence.
Distracted driving involves texting, talking on a cell phone or having a driver’s attention diverted from the primary task of driving safely. Any personal injury attorney in Newport Beach from our law offices has seen countless distracted driving accidents.
Nearly all motorcyclists are safe and defensive riders. They realize that the chances for severe injuries increase dramatically if they’re in an accident when they’re riding. Regardless of that fact, insurance companies paint motorcyclists as reckless daredevils. You’ll want to hire the best motorcycle accident attorney in Newport Beach to overcome that bias and maximize any sums that you might deserve in a settlement or award. After being injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t give the opposing insurer any type of statement. You’ll only hurt any case that you might have. Instead, call us as soon as possible to obtain a free and confidential consultation and case assessment. Motorcyclists have the same right to the road as anybody else.