What causes auto accidents involving motorcycles?

On Behalf of The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C.

November 29, 2018

Riding a motorcycle can be an adventure. A motorcycle lets an Illinois resident have a closer connection to their surroundings than they get when they are in a standard vehicle. In addition, the maneuverability of two-wheeled vehicles is significantly better than that of most cars. However, riding a motorcycle can also be a dangerous undertaking, especially when other drivers act negligently.

Motorcycle accidents are often serious because riders do not have the protection of seat belts, auto frames and airbags to keep them safe. There is nothing to protect a motorcyclist when they are thrown from their vehicle and therefore they can suffer serious injuries from hitting the road and other structures that may be in their path.

Negligence is a common cause of motorcycle accidents. While some accidents are caused by the negligent acts of riders, many are caused by inobservant and dangerous motorists. Drivers who fail to check their blind spots for motorcyclists and who fail to yield to motorcyclists when they are approaching from the opposite direction can cause serious and even deadly collisions.

Distractions can also contribute to the occurrence of motorcycle accidents. Anytime that a driver chooses to take their eyes off of the road they may lose sight of others, such as motorcyclists. When negligence during the act of driving occurs, accidents can happen and when those accidents involve motorcycles the results can be tragic. Seeking compensation for one’s injuries after suffering harm in a vehicle-motorcycle collision should not be intimidating. Personal injury attorneys who support auto accident and motorcycle victims can guide their clients through their claims.