Motorcycle accidents that occur at intersections happen for a variety of reasons, and often these crashes result in serious injuries and sometimes death. Riders can reduce their risk of being hit by another vehicle by obeying traffic laws and stopping completely at stop signs, traffic lights, and intersections. However, that is not always enough to prevent an accident when other drivers on the road are negligent. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident at an intersection, you need to contact a motorcycle attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Intersection Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly half of fatal motorcycle crashes occur at or near intersections and “involve a vehicle turning left when a motorcycle is going straight.” Because these accidents are often the fault of a negligent vehicle driver, motorcyclists can improve their chances of avoiding a crash by taking extra time to check their blind spots carefully and waiting to make a turn if their view is partially obstructed. The NHTSA recommends “slowing down your decision-making process” when you’re at an intersection.
Some common causes of motorcycle intersection accidents include:
When an accident happens at an intersection, the motorcycle rider can suffer from serious if not fatal injuries. Possible injuries to the rider may include:
Steps to Take After an Accident
If you were involved in a Florida motorcycle accident, there are steps to take after the crash that can help ensure you receive fair compensation, including:
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you suffered a motorcycle accident injury and have questions about your legal rights, contact Browning Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form, or call us at 850-344-1736.