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Motorcycle crashes are often preventable

| Oct 26, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents |

People who are out enjoying the beauty of nature in fall might do so on a motorcycle. For these individuals, the goal is to have fun and make it home safe. Many of them will do this, but there are some who will be struck by another motorist.

Motorcycle crashes are very serious matters for the people who are hit. It is easy to see why this is the case. There isn’t a frame of the motorcycle to encase the rider. Oftentimes, when a biker is struck, they suffer from catastrophic injuries that can change their future.

It is easy to place the blame on the motorcyclists, but it isn’t always their fault. In fact, two-thirds of accidents that include another vehicle are the other driver’s fault because they didn’t obey the right-of-way laws. This isn’t acceptable since it is an accident cause that is easy to prevent.

The rules of the road apply to everyone equally. There isn’t any room for a person who thinks that just because a motorcyclist is on a low-profile vehicle that they don’t deserve the rights due to them. Slowing down and planning on a safe trip might help those drivers.

Of course, not all motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the motorist. There are some instances in which the motorist just doesn’t see the motorcycle. This is when it would behoove the driver to take a few extra seconds of looking around to ensure there aren’t any motorcycles, or even pedestrians, that are in their path.

Motorcyclists who are struck when they are on the road often have a big financial impact to deal with. Seeking compensation for the damages could help them to deal with this and start the recovery process after the crash.

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