Motorcyclists hear it time and time again — but it’s difficult to understand. Drivers of cars, trucks and buses claim they don’t see bikers on the road until after an accident happens. Unfortunately for motorcyclists, this “motorcycle blindness” leads to a failure to yield to bikers who have the right of way. While these accidents are usually the fault of the other driver, that’s not much comfort to the injured motorcyclist.
If you or someone you know was injured because another motorist failed to yield when you had the right of way, you need to contact a skilled motorcycle accident injury lawyer who will take on the insurance companies and work tirelessly to hold the responsible motorists liable for their careless driving. Contact Team Law today for a free consultation about your accident and injuries.
Motorcyclists are hyper-aware of every other vehicle and object on the roadway. They have to be; their lives depend on giving their full attention to the task at hand while riding. On the other hand, car and truck drivers don’t give bikers the same respect. There are many reasons drivers fail to yield to other vehicles who have the right of way. These may include:
Distracted Driving — Cell phones, the radio, makeup, GPS systems — all of these items take a driver’s attention away from the road.
Road Rage — Sometimes one driver’s lack of patience results in any level of road rage. At the highest level, drivers can ignore right of way laws in an effort to get away from the motorcycle. Driver aggression is a major cause of motorcycle accidents.
Ignorance — Some drivers do not understand “right of way” laws. Failure to know the rules of the road has caused many an accident with deadly consequences.
Drunk Driving — It almost goes without saying that driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) is the highest form of driver recklessness.
One common complaint heard from auto and truck drivers is that they don’t “see” bikes on the road. Further, many drivers have a built-in prejudice against motorcyclists.
For all these reasons, when negligent drivers cause accidents because they fail to yield to bikers who have the right of way, they need to be held responsible for the injuries their carelessness caused you.
The injuries that result from motorcycle crashes can be life-altering and often fatal. These are some common reckless moves drivers make that cause motorcycle accidents:
At Team Law, we’ve helped countless motorcycle riders get justice when they’ve been injured in accidents caused by reckless drivers. “Not seeing” the motorcycle sharing the road is unexcusable; we will make sure the negligent driver who failed to yield and caused your serious injuries will be held responsible. We know that other drivers and their insurance companies try to shift the blame to the motorcyclist. These cases sometimes amount to “he said, she said” which casts doubt on liability. They will say you were driving recklessly or you were speeding or that you failed to yield to oncoming traffic. Our personal injury lawyers won’t let them get away with that. We will prove fault with the help of accident reconstructionists and we will get you the damages you deserve for your injuries after consulting with top medical specialists.
When drivers of cars, trucks, buses and even other motorcycles drive carelessly and fail to yield to oncoming traffic, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. This is especially true when the accident victim is motorcycle rider who had no warning and little protection. At Team Law, we will fight tirelessly to get you every dollar you deserve. We will take on the insurance companies and we prepare every case for court in the event the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer.
Contact Team Law today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable, aggressive personal injury lawyer. We will fight for you and your family.
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