Motorcycles are fun vehicles that allow for (more than any other kind) true freedom while driving. However, motorcycles require a good amount of training to ride safely, though even then accidents can happen. Even the safest drivers can find themselves in a potentially fatal situation in the blink of an eye. If you operate a motorcycle, you should be aware of the most common types of motorcycle accidents and what you can do to protect yourself.
The attorneys at the Tatum Law Firm have represented many motorcycle accident victims over the years and we can do the same for you. If you have suffered any of the following types of motorcycle accidents, you may want to contact a personal injury lawyer.
Rear-end collisions typically end up with just a little damage when larger vehicles bump against each other on clogged roads or around parking spaces. Because of the smaller size of a motorcycle, however, rear-end accidents can be much more lethal. A tap from a larger vehicle while stopped at an intersection can send you and your bike into oncoming traffic, while a rear-end crash in traffic can crush your bike between two cars.
Fault in a rear-end accident typically falls on the driver who is following behind.
When a vehicle makes a left turn and is hit by oncoming traffic, the results are almost always fatal. These kinds of hits are among the most impactful, regardless of the driver. If your motorcycle is involved in a left-turn collision you can expect serious damages to the bike, as well as major medical bills and potential rehabilitative expenses.
Other Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents
There are many other common types of motorcycle accidents that impact drivers around the country. These accidents can result in many types of injuries, from mild irritations to death.
- Single-Bike Accident: This kind of crash involves only one driver and is usually caused when a driver loses control of his or her vehicle and crashes. Compensation can be difficult to recover here, but not impossible.
- Right-of-Way Violations: Like with all vehicles, if a right-of-way violation occurs, the offending driver can be sued. The size of motorcycles makes these accidents potentially lethal.
- Head-On and Broadside Collisions: Any head-on or broadside collision with a motorcycle is certain to have serious consequences.
- Maneuverability: Not as uncommon as you might think, some accidents are caused when other drivers underestimate a motorcycle’s maneuverability. As with most accidents involving a motorcycle, these are often deadly.
Learn More from a Professional Personal Injury Lawyer
Motorcycles can be great vehicles on which to hit the open road, but you need to be careful to avoid many of the common types of motorcycle accidents that afflict drivers all over the country. This specifically means getting proper training and always driving safely.
When an accident does occur, however, you need to act quickly and decisively to safeguard yourself against any legal issues, which is where the Tatum Law Firm can help. For more information on what our attorneys can do for your case, contact one of our representatives today for a case review.
For more information on the different types of motorcycle accidents, contact an attorney at the Tatum Law Firm today.