The Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

As a motorcyclist, even if you are doing everything correctly, a collision with a car or truck can have disastrous consequences.

At Tabor Law Firm, our attorneys stand up for motorcyclists throughout Indiana against the stereotypes and biases. When you are hurt in a motorcycle accident, it doesn't matter if you are riding for pleasure or to get to work. Motorcyclists have the same rights to the road as any car or truck, and we aggressively assert those rights to help you recover much-needed compensation.

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When your or your loved one's motorcycle crash happens, it is important to talk to a lawyer as quickly as possible, so we can secure important evidence. We will also work with experts to determine what caused the accident.

Unfortunately, too many car and truck drivers do not pay attention for motorcyclists. Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Failure to yield/left turns: Many drivers will not wait for an arrow to turn left, or they will simply not see an oncoming motorcycle. It is important to watch for them.
  • Distracted/drunk driving: Because drivers need to look more closely for motorcyclists, it is especially important to avoid looking at a smart phone or getting behind the wheel after having too many drinks.
  • Following too closely: Tailgating a motorcycle could lead to a serious accident if the motorcycle has to suddenly slow down.
  • Dangerous roads: State and local government agencies that know of road hazards such as buckling pavement or potholes need to address them in a timely manner.

All of these causes have one thing in common: They are not the fault of the motorcyclist. Whether or not you were wearing a helmet or protective clothing, these facts have no effect on whether you deserve compensation.

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When driver negligence causes a collision, serious injuries, like a spinal cord injury, or death can occur. Tabor Law Firm has an unparalleled track record of success in cases like these. To learn how we can help you, schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys by calling our office in Indianapolis at 317-643-7009 or 800-266-7103.