Common Motorcycle Accidents

Common Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are known for being a hazardous mode of transportation. But it’s also a lot of fun for many people. Every motorcyclist needs to follow a few essential rules to stay safe on their motorcycle. They must always wear protective gear. Helmets save lives and prevent serious motorcycle accident injuries. The IIHS reports that helmets are roughly 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries.

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Left Turning Cars

Left-hand turns are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. They occur when a car makes a left-hand turn in front of the bike and is dangerous for motorcyclists. Usually, the turning car hits the motorcycle when it goes through an intersection trying to pass another vehicle.  

Lane Switching Motorcycle Accidents

Another common motorcycle accident scenario begins when a car merges over into your lane while they are right next to you. It happens when you’re riding on a four-lane road next to a vehicle that is not paying enough attention or cannot see you. Motorcycles are indeed blocked in the blind spots of a driver’s car.

Head-On Collision Motorcycle Accidents

Crashes involving a motorcycle and another vehicle cause the majority of deaths from motorcycle accidents. Not surprisingly, head-on collisions between a bike and a car are often fatal for the motorcyclist. Depending on how fast a vehicle is moving, if a motorcycle stops. Unfortunately, this means that the motorcyclist’s chances not to survive or at the very least get seriously injured increase dramatically.

Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accidents

Lane splitting is when a motorcycle drives between two lanes of cars, usually when cars are stopped at a traffic light or slowed down in traffic. It is a common cause of car accidents because of the proximity of the vehicle and the motorcycle and the reduced space the motorcycle has to move. Cars also do not anticipate that anybody will pass them, so drivers aren’t expecting anyone to drive by them so closely. At One Law Group in  Beverly Hills, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys can help you examine every aspect of the crash. Give us a call today at (310) 923-9420

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