People who enjoy the feeling of the open road that only comes on a motorcycle usually take great care to ensure they remain safe throughout their ride. They can do all the things they know they need to do, including wearing a helmet and following proper driving laws, but they are still at risk of being involved in a crash if other motorists on the road aren’t driving safely.
Other motorists are one of the biggest hazards that these motorcyclists face when they’re riding. The primary issue appears to be that the small profile of the motorcycle makes it more difficult for other drivers to spot on the road. Even when they do see a motorcycle, some motorists behave as if the motorcycle doesn’t really have a right to share the road with them.
When it comes to accidents that involve a motorcycle and another vehicle, the other driver is more likely to be the cause of the wreck than the motorcyclist. In approximately two-thirds of these cases, the motorist violating the motorcyclist’s right-of-way is the cause of the crash.
Intersections are a considerable hazard for motorcyclists. Approximately 70% of crashes involving motorcycles and other vehicles occur in intersections. Oftentimes, this is due to visual obstacles that obscure the ability of the other driver to see the motorcycle and a general lack of care.
Motorcyclists who are involved in crashes are five times more likely to suffer an injury than someone in another vehicle, and they are 26 times more likely to die. When a victim of one of these wrecks survives, they may have considerable medical care costs. Seeking compensation for the damages of the crash may help to alleviate the financial strain on the victim and their families.