Do You Know The Leading Cause Of Motorcycle Accidents?
There’s certainly no limit to the ways a motorcycle can end up in a collision, from drunk drivers to mechanical and component malfunctions, however, there is one cause that is far and above the reason for most motorcycle-vehicle collisions. And, you may have guessed it, it has nothing to do with motorcycles. The majority of motorcycle-vehicle collisions are in fact caused by the other vehicle. The most common cause of such crashes is motor vehicle drivers failing to adequately check their left-hand lane and blind spot before merging into the left-hand lane or making a left-hand turn.
Left-Hand Turn Motorcycle Accidents
Left-hand turn motorcycle accidents are the most common type of motorcycle-vehicle collisions. These accidents can be easily avoided when motorists honor their duty of care to all other drivers on the road and take adequate precautions, such as checking their blind spot and intentionally looking for motorcyclists, before switching lanes or making left-hand turns. These accidents can also be among the most dangerous for motorcyclists to be involved in. Over half of these kinds of accidents result in the motorcyclist being killed. This can result in catastrophic damages, emotionally, physically, and financially.
Damages for Left-Hand Turn Motorcycle Accidents
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another vehicle negligently making a left-hand turn, you are likely entitled to damages. The good news is that with regard to these kinds of accidents, negligence and fault are usually readily apparent. This can make it a relatively streamlined case when it comes to pursuing damages for your injuries. By bringing a personal injury lawsuit you can recover compensation for all past and future medical expenses related to the injury. This includes travel expenses to and from treatment, therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitative services, and any other medical expenses incurred. You can also recover compensation for lost income if you were unable to work while you recovered, as well as reduced earning potential if you have developed a disability that will prevent you from returning to the same position that you had prior to the accident. You can also receive compensation for pain and suffering, and, in some cases, for punitive damages. There are many different factors that can affect the amount of damages that you are entitled to, and it can be highly situation specific. For this reason, the best way to get an idea of what your claim is worth is to talk directly to an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer who can provide an informed estimate and help you determine the best way to move forward with your case.
Schedule a Consultation with the Draper Law Office
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, and you have suffered financial damages as a result, the experienced Kissimmee motorcycle accident attorneys at the Draper Law Office are ready to fight to get you the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.