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What causes motorcycle collisions?

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2023 | Motorcycle Accidents |

The majority of motorcycle owners could easily tell you about the excitement of taking their bikes out on the open road. This effort provides a sense of freedom that you simply cannot obtain when driving a car.

Unfortunately, this freeing activity isn’t the safest undertaking. In 2020, the highest number of motorcycle accidents ever was recorded in the U.S. Accidents involving motorcycles can occur in a split second and have life-altering effects on everyone involved. Why do they occur?

Bikers are often difficult for other road users to spot

Some of the reasons that drivers give when they find themselves in a crash with a motorcycle are that they simply didn’t see the rider and that it’s almost as if they came out of nowhere.

The small size of motorcycles in comparison to other vehicles combined with their speed can make them almost invisible to car and truck drivers until it’s too late. They can often sit in a blind spot or approach much more quickly than expected. When a driver misses them, a crash can happen in the blink of an eye.

Other travelers are frequently distracted

Distractions happen all the time when driving. Drinking, talking to passengers, texting, and answering calls can all cause a motorist to divert their attention from the road and miss an oncoming motorcycle. A distracted motorist is more likely to make decisions, like altering lanes without engaging in necessary care and attention.

From fractured bones to traumatic brain injuries, riders frequently suffer catastrophic, life-altering injuries from accidents. You have the right to pursue compensation for your losses if you were hurt as a result of another driver’s negligence. If so, it’s time to seek professional guidance.