Motorcycle accidents often occur during the beautiful warm days of spring and summer. These types of accidents are more likely to happen in the early morning and/or at dusk. It is important to note that most motorcycle accidents happen in controlled intersections. Often times, drivers turning left fail to see or notice the motorcycle as it proceeds through an intersection. In doing so, they often cut across the motorcyclist’s path.
Another common accident scenario is when a car driver, who is going in the same direction as a motorcyclist, simply changes lanes without paying attention to the motorcyclist. In doing so, this causes the motor vehicle to collide with the motor-cyclist or forces them off of the road.
Less experienced motorcyclists (those driving less then 3 years) are the most likely to get into accidents, with speed being a major contributing factor. Unfortunately, whether the accident is your fault or not, when you are involved in an accident, you could potentially suffer catastrophic injuries.
In nearly each and every accident, the car driver always blames the motorcyclist for the accident. Regardless of fault, Statutory Accident Benefits are available to the injured person. In cases where the motorcyclist is not at fault, they can sue the driver who is responsible for the accident.
Find out everything you need to know about motorcycle accidents on the Thomson Rogers dedicated motorcycle accident site.