As a motorcyclist, you know that approaching an intersection can be dangerous. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that a motorist may make a left turn in front of you.
While there is nothing wrong with this if there is enough space, this isn’t always the case. Instead, a motorist quickly turns left in front of a motorcyclist, thus leading to a nasty collision.
Fortunately, there are some things that motorcyclists can do to help prevent such an accident. For example, you can slow down as you approach an intersection. Along with this, make note of any motorists who may be “itching” to make an abrupt turn.
Even if you follow the rules of the road and do whatever you can to avoid an accident, there is always the chance that something bad could happen. Worse yet, you have to rely on other drivers to follow the rules of the road.
At our law firm, we have represented many people injured in a motorcycle accident at an intersection. Often, this is the result of a motorist turning left in front of the biker.
If you’re involved in this type of accident, don’t wait to receive medical attention. Due to the force of the collision and a lack of protection, there is a good chance that you could suffer a serious injury.
Once you receive treatment and have a recovery plan in place, it’s time to learn more about your legal rights. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent party with the hope of receiving compensation for your injuries and other damages.