Left-Hand Turn Motorcycle Accidents – Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
One of the more common types of motorcycle accidents involve vehicles making left-hand turns in front of them.
Driving a motorcycle is a thrilling experience. For many bikers, they experience a feeling of exhilaration and freedom when riding a motorcycle. However, there is an inherit risk when driving a motorcycle: you do not have as much protection as you would being in a vehicle. Motorcycle riders are more physically vulnerable; they are completely exposed to the elements around them. This makes them more likely to be seriously injured in the event of an accident.
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Why Left-Hand Motorcycle Accidents Happen
One of the more common types of motorcycle accidents involve vehicles making left-hand turns in front of them. In fact they make up more than 40% of all motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle. They occur for a number of reasons, but some of the more common reasons include:
- When a motorcycle goes straight through an intersection
- When they try to pass another vehicle
- And while trying to overtake another vehicle
Motorcycles are small and are not as easily seen by other drivers. A majority of the time, other drivers are simply not paying attention to their surroundings. They are texting, talking on the phone, eating or otherwise distracted. This type of negligent behavior can cause a serious accident.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, contact the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm at (314) 588-7200 today!
Avoid Left-Hand Turn Accidents
There are many things you can do, as a motorcyclist, to keep yourself safe while riding your motorcycle. You cannot assume that other drivers on the road are being cautious, or paying attention to you. You need to be a defensive driver to prevent being in an accident.
First, it is important to always make sure you are in the correct lane when you make a left-hand turn. It is equally important to use your signal before making a turn. Do not make an unprepared left-hand turn. Be cautious when you approach an intersection, either slow down or come to a complete stop depending on the circumstances. Be sure to take your time, do not rush through an intersection. You may end up running a red light and cause an accident.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you feel that you or someone you love has a motorcycle accident case, contact the St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyers at the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm today. The amount of compensation that may be obtained through a lawsuit varies. The final award will depend on the severity of the victim’s injuries, the amount of lost wages, the medical bills that have been incurred and how responsibility for the motorcycle accident is calculated.
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