As a motorcyclist, you know that you can be involved in an accident at any time. It doesn’t matter where you are driving or the time of the day, if somebody else makes a mistake on the road it could put you in a bad spot.
Intersections are among the most dangerous spots on the road. This holds true for motor vehicles and motorcycles alike. Here are some of the many causes of motorcycle intersection accidents:
— The driver of a passenger vehicle neglects to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist.
— The driver of a motor vehicle speeds to make it through a traffic light, thus striking the motorcyclist.
— While making a left turn, the driver neglects to yield to the motorcyclist.
— The driver of the vehicle does not see the motorcyclist stopped in front of him or her, thus resulting in a rear end collision.
At our law firm, we’ve represented people injured in almost every type of motorcycle intersection accident imaginable. For this reason, we know just how dangerous these spots on the road can be.
If you’re involved in an intersection accident, do your best to remove yourself from harm’s way. Along with this, if possible, contact the police and an ambulance.
Depending on your injuries, there may come a point in the future when you want to learn more about your legal rights. If another person, such as a passenger vehicle driver, caused the accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit with the hopes of obtaining compensation to help pay for medical bills and other expenses.