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What Are The Main Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

What Are The Main Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents (PDF)


illustration of a motorcycle accident

Almost all motorcycle accidents in Georgia are caused by other drivers acting carelessly or recklessly. In addition to road and weather conditions, parts failures, blown tires, and other issues that aren’t driver related, making a mistake on the road causes a lot more collisions.

An attorney from a car accident law firm may be able to help you understand more about the cause of your motorcycle crash. Generally, they offer free consultations and represent clients on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay any upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses. An attorney can help you determine who is at fault and hold them legally responsible.

Motorcycle accidents are often caused by traffic violations such as:

Follow to close

It is possible for one driver to follow another too closely, resulting in a rear-end collision, and the rear driver is normally at fault. But when the front vehicle is a motorcycle, the risk of the collision being a fender-bender is greatly reduced. 

Leaving some additional space around any vehicle can help prevent crashes and keep you and others safe.

Yield Failure

Despite the fact that failure to yield is a common cause of traffic accidents, motorcyclists are particularly at risk. The motorcycle could be hit by a car, or it could collide with the side of a turning car. Either way, the motorcycle will likely suffer injury. In order to avoid these collisions, many motorcyclists lay their bikes down.

Ignoring traffic signs and signals

The disobedience of a traffic sign or signal can disrupt traffic flow and cause a serious accident. This is most evident at stop signs and red lights.

Not clear adjacent lanes

A driver needs to make sure the lane next to them is clear when merging or changing lanes. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and can easily fall into blind spots. Motorcyclist is at risk from the initial impact as well as if they are knocked off their bike and into traffic if a driver changes lanes and strikes them.

Aggressive driving and speeding

It is dangerous for others to share the road when a driver is aggressive or reckless. In addition to taking unnecessary risks and violating traffic laws, the driver could also run a red light, pass on the shoulder, and more. Speeding and aggressive driving on a motorcycle can cause a crash in which other riders are also injured.

Talk to an ATLINJ Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When you suffer injuries in a Georgia motorcycle accident, your best resource is an attorney who understands the most common causes of motorcycle accidents, how these cases work, and how to hold negligent drivers legally responsible. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.


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