When drivers don’t share the road with motorcyclists, serious accidents can happen. There are some important safety reminders that can help drivers avoid accidents with motorcycle riders.
More than half of motorcycle crashes in Texas are the result of collisions with other vehicles. Drivers should observe posted speed limits and be aware of motorcycles around them on congested roads.
Drivers should not follow motorcycles too closely and should not turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. When a driver needs to turn, he or she should use turn signals and check the car’s blind spot before changing lanes to avoid hitting a motorcycle.
Because of their small size, motorcycles can appear farther away than they actually are. It’s important for drivers to look twice for motorcycles, especially at intersections where accidents frequently occur.
Motorcycle riders have a right to a full lane when they ride, so drivers must share the road with them.
By taking recommended safety measures, drivers can help prevent serious accidents and may even save a life.
Motorcycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and the accident victim can incur significant medical bills as a result.
These injuries may include damage to the brain and spinal cord, internal bleeding and broken bones, among others.
In addition, the person who is injured may no longer be able to work or may have their work hours reduced while they heal. They may want to seek compensation for this loss. Accident victims may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.
An experienced attorney can review the circumstances of the accident and help the injured person file a claim.