Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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There are many negligent drivers out on the road, and they put motorcyclists at risk every day. Motorcyclists have very little protection when there’s a motorcycle accident and they can be left with serious injuries. No matter how responsible or careful they are, a single act of negligence by someone else can cause a crash.

The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Romanow Law Group know the impact a motorcycle accident can have on victims and their families. We hold negligent parties accountable and fight back against insurance companies who try to limit your financial compensation so they can protect their profits.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Failure to see motorcycles. Many drivers cause accidents simply because they don’t see motorcycles and neglect to look out for them. They also fail to check the blind spots of their vehicles.
  • Quick turns. Many accidents happen when the driver of a car takes a quick left-hand turn without carefully checking for oncoming motorcycles. The car can hit a motorcyclist who was going straight through the intersection.
  • Speeding. Drivers who go above the speed limit are less able to come to a complete stop in time to prevent a collision with a motorcycle.
  • Unsafe lane changes. Drivers sometimes make sudden lane changes, failing to signal or check for nearby motorcycles, and cause a crash.
  • Failure to yield. A driver may fail to yield the right-of-way to a motorcyclist on the road, leading to a collision.
  • Distracted driving. Some drivers take their eyes off the road to text, talk on the phone, eat or adjust controls on the dashboard.
  • Drunk driving. Drivers who are intoxicated have poor judgment and slower reaction times, increasing the risk of a motorcycle accident.
  • Potholes or debris. Poorly maintained roads, missing manhole covers, and unmarked hazards can cause a motorcyclist to lose control.
  • Defective equipment. A design or manufacturing defect on a motorcycle part can lead to an accident on the road.
  • Tailgating. An inattentive driver who is following a motorcycle too closely may rear-end a motorcyclist who must stop suddenly because of traffic conditions.
  • Dooring. A driver parks a car then swings the driver’s side door open into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist.

Recovering the financial compensation after a motorcycle accident can be complicated. Negligent parties often deny doing anything wrong and don’t accept responsibility. Insurance companies challenge the seriousness of your injuries or blame you for the crash and will try to get you to accept less than you deserve.

Romanow Law Group has the experience, knowledge and resources needed to build strong cases that get results. We investigate your crash and demand compensation for all the damages you have suffered. Our attorneys get the attention of insurance companies, who know that we are never afraid to fight for our clients in court.

If you were injured in a Pittsburgh motorcycle accident, learn more about how our firm can help. Call 1-844-GET-MORE or contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers. If you can’t make it to our office, we can come to you – at your home, in your hospital room or anywhere that is convenient.