Every year, in Michigan and around the nation, thousands of motorcyclists suffer fatal accidents that could have been avoided. Sometimes, another driver was at fault; other times, the motorcyclist wasn’t paying attention and went off the road. Here are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents.
Three common causes of crashes
One of the most common motor vehicle accidents involves a car colliding with a motorcycle. Due to their relatively small size, motorcycles can often disappear in a driver’s blind spot. As a result, a vehicle might turn left and not see the motorcycle until it’s too late.
On a similar note, some vehicles will outright pull out in front of motorcyclists. As they attempt to change lanes, they don’t think to look back and make sure that a motorcyclist isn’t hiding in their blind spot. They shift to the other lane and end up colliding with an unsuspecting motorcyclist.
Another common accident involves a motorcyclist hitting a corner too quickly. They weren’t paying attention to the road and the sharp turn surprised them. They tried to make the turn, but they were driving too quickly and end up skidding out of control.
Seeking compensation after a motorcycle accident
Many drivers don’t pay attention to motorcyclists on the road. And when you’re dealing with a motorcyclist, being distracted or negligent can have serious consequences. Since they have much less protection than people in passenger vehicles, motorcyclists often take the brunt of an accident.
If you’re a motorcyclist who was injured in a motor vehicle accident, you might be interested in hiring an attorney. An attorney could help you seek compensation for your mental, physical and financial damages and recoup your lost wages.