Four-wheeled vehicles usually ignore motorcycles and do not provide them with the required space that they may need for performing required maneuvers for preventing collisions. This is especially true on highways where the traffic is heavy. There is general prejudice for motorcycles, and many drivers are not aware about motorcycle safety, which contributes to the problem. In a collision between a car and a motorcycle, the motorcyclist will usually suffer serious injuries, and often these injuries prove to be fatal.
Many factors contribute to an accident and investigations are carried out to determine, which driver was responsible for causing the collision. Sometimes the motorcyclist could be partly or totally at fault. However, in most cases, the motorist causes the accident. This is due to certain common unsafe driving habits that include:
- Tailgating – A motorcycle can brake much faster than a car, and there may be legitimate instances when the motorcyclist has to come to a sudden halt. This inevitably ends with rear end collision if the car is tailgating.
- Lane Change – Many motorists fail to notice the motorcycle that may be riding in their blind spot, or they might not pay particular attention and change lanes quickly without seeing properly. This is another major cause of car and motorcycle collisions.
- Not Yielding at a Turn – Motorists in many instances fail to see bikes in the oncoming lane before they make a turn. Such collisions are especially common during a left turn.
Motorcyclists too acknowledge the fact that it is difficult for motorists to see them and hence need to adjust their driving accordingly. In a collision, all these factors are considered before determining who is at fault for the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact the lawyers at Taylor King Law; we’ll be on your side, and by your side.