Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
In Florida, motorcycle accidents happen every day, with many many motorcycle accidents result in in serious injury or death. Anything from roadway hazards, wildlife, rider error or more commonly a collision with an automobile can cause a serious motorcycle accident. Even if you do not ride a motorcycle it is important for drivers to be familiar with common situations that can result in a serious motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle and Car or Truck Collisions.
A lot of automobile drivers have the misconception that most motorcycle accidents are caused by aggressive riding or motorcycle riders being irresponsible on the road. However, the majority of motorcycle accidents occur because car and truck drivers simply do not see bikers. Poor weather conditions can contribute to a driver not seeing a bike or many times a driver is not aware of a rider in the automobile's blind spot. Drivers should be a little more careful when changing lanes or crossing intersections - always check twice in your blind spot an take a second look for bikers especially when turning left at a busy intersection.
When a rear-end accident occurs between to cars it's often not that serious but for a motorcycle rider a rear-end accident with a car can often be deadly. The momentum from sudden stops can cause the bike to go end-over-end and throw the rider onto the road way resulting in serious injury, spine injury, or brain injury in states where there is no helmet law. Getting rear-ended from a car can throw the biker out onto the road possibly exposing them to oncoming traffic as well as serious injury from impact on the road. Motorcycle accidents of this type can be reduced if drivers of cars or trucks reduce their speed near intersections ahead of time and bikers can improve the safety by giving plenty of room when following a car or truck at speed .
Any experienced biker will know motorcycles are susceptible to skidding, sliding, and toppling. New riders during poor weather conditions are in single bike crashes more frequently, and curvy streets and roads also contribute to single bike accidents. Bad road conditions such as loose gravel, grease from oil leaks, large potholes can also cause a single biker accident.
Open Door Accidents.
Often n crowded city streets many drivers simply do not look out for motorcyclists and can open a door out onto a road in front of an oncoming motorcyclist. Riders can reduce the danger of this kind of accident by staying within the city speed limits and only riding in a lane next to parked cars when necessary.
If you have been injured in a serious motorcycle accident contact the Florida motorcycle accident lawyers at Goldman Babboni & Walsh for a free consultation.