Have You Been Injured In A Motorcycle Accident? Know Your Rights.
Most motorcycle riders operate their vehicles under a fundamental safety rule: when you're on two wheels, you're invisible to other drivers, so always be aware of your surroundings and have an escape plan for any complicated situation.
Unfortunately, even this level of hyper-aware riding isn’t always enough to escape an accident. Here are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Distracted drivers. Automobile drivers don’t always pay attention to the road as well as they should. Any task that takes their eyes away from the road at a critical moment may result in a crash. This includes texting, talking on the phone or to passengers, eating or drinking, and operating the stereo, navigation system, or in-dash display.
- Operator errors. Motorists may make bad judgment calls when it comes to sharing the road with motorcyclists by failing to yield when merging or stopping, misjudging distance when changing lanes near a motorcyclist, or making tight turns without clearance.
- Speeding. When a car exceeds the speed limit, there may not be time to stop for a motorcyclist ahead, causing a potentially lethal rear-end collision with the bike.
- Aggressive driving. Not everyone on the road respects the rights of others. Aggressive drivers may duck and weave between lanes, follow motorcycles too closely, or cut riders off and stop short, intentionally or otherwise—any of which leads to a greatly increased chance of a dangerous crash.
Drunk, drugged, or drowsy drivers also present significant risks to motorcyclists. All of these conditions lead to greatly increased reaction times; poor judgment of speed, time, and distance; reduced visibility; and decreased focus on the road. These impairments can be disastrous for a motorcyclist in the way.
We Are Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys and Can Help You Today.
If a driver caused you injuries, Spada Law Group would like to help you. Attorney Len Spada and his team are dedicated to helping people injured by drivers recover financial compensation for their injuries. Call or text us at 617-889-5000 or fill out the form and we will get back to you immediately. We also offer a free consultation either by phone, in-person or Zoom.