Motorcycles, Blind Spots and Accidents
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Jul 14, 2015 in Motorcycle Accidents
Why do so many drivers fail to see motorcycles near them? Motorcycles take up less space and have a smaller profile than the average vehicle, and drivers who are looking for larger vehicles may not visually register that a motorcycle occupies that space.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident contact the experienced team of legal professionals at Harbin & Burnett today to discuss your case. Call 1(888)821-0247 for a free consultation.
Automobile drivers spend most of their time looking for other cars on the road and there are many reasons drivers dont see motorcycles, because motorcycles:
- Have a low profile
- Accelerate quickly
- Easily maneuver between lanes
- Come up quickly behind you
- Change course quickly
Blind Spots: a Danger Zone
A major cause of motorcycle accidents is blind spots. We cannot underscore the importance of not riding in another drivers blind spot. These are areas on the road on either side of the vehicle that dont show up in the vehicles mirrors. Never assume a driver checks their mirrors, but position yourself so they will see you if they do look.
It is well known that motorcycles do not offer the same level of safety as automobiles. Motorcycle accidents result in significant injuries with potentially high medical costs that can add up financially and emotionally.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have seen the devastation that can result from an accident and we understand the pain of being injured or losing a loved one in a wreck. When you and your family have been injured by other negligent drivers, the consequences can be tragic.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle collision caused by a careless driver and the victim is seeking legal counsel, our attorneys are here to help. You need tough, smart attorneys working for you with extensive experience negotiating and litigating. Contact us today to learn about your rights and to discuss the merits of your case.