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As a motorcyclist, you understand the importance of paying close attention to all the vehicles on the road around you.

However, you may not realize that parked cars can pose just as big a problem. The reason for this is simple: Drivers and passengers often open their door without first checking to see if a vehicle is traveling toward them.

If somebody opens a car door, if you don’t see this coming, it’s possible that you could collide with it head-on.

Simply put, motorists are responsible for checking their surroundings before opening a door into traffic. Unfortunately, many people neglect to do so for one reason or another.

If you find yourself involved in this type of accident, the first thing you should do is contact police and an ambulance. Along with this, don’t attempt to move if you’ve suffered an injury.

Tip: if possible, you will want to collect contact information for witnesses while also taking photos of the accident. This can help prove that you were not at fault.

At our law firm, we understand that motorcyclists face a variety of challenges every time they take to the road. In many cases, these people are involved in an accident due to no fault of their own.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an open door accident, it’s time to learn more about the crash and your legal rights. You may soon realize that you’re able to file a lawsuit with the idea of receiving compensation from the negligent party, both for your injuries and other damages.