Any accident involving a motor vehicle can be disastrous and result in serious or life threatening injuries. A majority of these accidents are worse than others involving only a 4 wheeled vehicles because there is a lack of protection. In a best case scenario an accident can result in the person walking away with little, or very little, injury.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, we hope you sustained only minor injuries. In either way you most likely want to know what happens next. It is your right to get legal advice from a motorcycle accident lawyer Las Vegas NV relies on. When you call us we will help you to find a solution that meets your personal needs.
There are several causes of accidents, some of which are detailed below.
Cars Making a Left Turn
Up to half of all motorcycle accidents are a result of a driver making a left hand turn. This is because cars easily do not see a motorcycle as it arrives at an intersection. More often than not, when a driver of a car fails to see the motorcyclist, they hit them.
Unfortunately these accidents are often fatal and happen all too often. This kind of accident is very dangerous and may occur when the motorcyclist is on the road and a car does not see them while passing in the other lane. It might also happen when the driver of a car is distracted or falling asleep at the wheel and swerves out of their lane and into the other.
This is generally the fault of the motorcyclist and happens when a biker drives between two stopped or moving vehicles without moving into another lane. Known as lane splitting, this action is often deadly or results in very serious injuries.
Alcohol and Drug Use
The most dangerous people on the road are those that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Their reaction time is slowed, their vision blurred, and their frame of mind off. This is the perfect cocktail for a disaster which is why these drivers pose such as high risk for all those on the road, especially motorcyclists.
Many people are in a hurry to get somewhere. This can result in driving above the speed limit, and when they do, there is a high chance of causing an accident. People speed for all different reasons, but usually they are breaking the law. Irregardless, if they cause an accident, compensation may be available.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you have the right to find out whether or not compensation is available. A lawyer can help you to understand your legal options during a free consultation. Call now.
Thanks to our friends and contributors from Nadia von Magdenko & Associates for their insight into motorcycle accident cases.