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DETERMINING NEGLIGENCE IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury

In order to seek compensation after a motorcycle accident, it is important to show how negligence occurred – showing fault and liability to how the negligent party caused the accident and your injuries.

Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most serious accidents, and receiving compensation requires a personal injury law firm that understands how others, including motor vehicles, act in a careless manner. Here are some common ways negligence results in motorcycle accidents.

A DRIVER DOESN’T RESPECT MOTORCYCLIST’S RIGHTS

Not all drivers pay the same respects of the road to motorcyclists that they would for other motor vehicles. They drive too close to lanes, they change lanes without regard to their blind spots, and even may even brake check a motorcyclist that is behind them. These are considered aggressive driving tactics and can be deemed negligence if the vehicle driver causes the motorcyclist to crash.

RUNNING THROUGH INTERSECTIONS

When we learn to drive, we are taught to approach an intersection with care. However, many drivers are in such a hurry these days that they try to beat traffic lights, they speed up to go through the light or possibly to make a left-hand turn.

This is considered one of the more common causes of a motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists may not be able to stop in time and the car crashes into the motorcycle and the motorcyclist is thrown from their motorcycle. It is a shame that many people look at a yellow traffic light as a sign to actually speed up instead of slowing down.

ONE FACTOR IN PROVING LIABILITY IS NEGLIGENCE

When proof of liability is discussed in a motorcycle accident, negligence is considered the breach of duty to care for others on the road. It is important to show that whoever caused the motorcycle accident was actually doing something that could be considered reckless. Once this is determined, then they need to be held accountable for compensating the injured motorcyclist.

At Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, our proven, trusted, and experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are available to help you navigate the process ahead of you. Our attorneys will work hard to determine who is negligent and hold them accountable for their reckless actions. Call us today. 252-378-2525, for a free initial consultation. We would be happy to help you in your time of need.

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