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Motorcycle Accidents

If the motorcyclist was not at fault, they may be able to seek damages from the party negligent in causing the crash. Motorcycle accident claims fall under the category of personal injury. E.L. Law Firm will have to prove that the other driver in the accident was at fault because he or she failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. E.L. Law Firm will conduct an investigation to learn more about the incident, including whether the other driver followed traffic laws, paid attention to his or her surroundings, or was driving under the influence.
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a number of reasons, including driver negligence.
Negligent acts that may result in an accident include the following:
  • Swerving in front of a cyclist
  • Cutting off motorcyclists at intersections
  • Failing to follow posted speed limits
  • Failing to yield when appropriate
  • Failing to leave sufficient room between vehicles
  • Failure to see a motorcyclist changing or entering lanes
  • Neglecting to pay appropriate attention to other drivers
  • Driving under the influence
Most motorcycle accidents occur as a result of drivers not yielding to motorcyclists and failing to see them in traffic. Also, motorists who make left-hand turns at intersections without exercising proper care may cause these crashes. Left-turn accidents are commonly caused by drivers who:
  • Misjudge the motorcyclist’s speed or distance
  • Fail to see the motorcyclist
  • Panic and stop in the motorcyclist’s path
  • Rely on the judgment of another driver, who also fails to see the motorcyclist

Typical Motorcycle Accident Injuries

You must document everything that has to do with your injury and your activities if you can't return to your normal activities after an injury. Keeping accurate notes of your appointments, follow-up care, and how your injuries affect your day-to-day will help you to prove your case.
  • Bone fractures
  • Severe head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Death