Poor weather, defective parts, poorly maintained roads – there are countless factors that can contribute to motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, riders have little protection in the event of a crash. Even with the proper safety equipment, a motorbike wreck is likely to end with injuries.
Fortunately, there are steps that bikers can take to reduce their risk of crashing. One of the most important and effective strategies is to learn the common causes of motorcycle accidents and how to avoid them.
These five factors are behind most motorcycle crashes:
- Inattentive drivers taking left turns;
- Lane splitting;
- Intoxication; and
- Unsafe road surfaces.
As your injury lawyer, Mr. Dow will gather evidence, interview witnesses, evaluate doctors’ records and the police report, and help you fight for the maximum settlement. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation.
Let’s take a closer look at five common causes of motorcycle wrecks:
- Inattentive Drivers Taking Left Turns
- Lane Splitting
Unfortunately, far too many motorcyclists choose to consume alcohol before riding. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 30 percent of motorcycle riders who died in accidents in 2014 had a blood alcohol concentration of at least 0.08 percent.
- Unsafe Road Surfaces
If you were hit by a vehicle while riding a motorcycle, turn to The Luke Dow Law Firm. Luke Dow is an injury lawyer in Austin who will handle the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Mr. Dow will help you avoid mistakes during the claims process such as overlooking certain damages, accepting a low settlement, unknowingly admitting fault to insurance adjusters, or signing a general release. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation.