It is unfair to characterize bikers this way, acting as if they do this all of the time. It’s a stereotype that needs to be broken. The reality is that cars changing lanes abruptly or pulling out from a side street or parking lot often cause injury to motorcyclists. What other risky driving behaviors result in injury to motorcyclists? Here are some common causes of motorcycle accidents you can control and avoid:
— Speeding when driving close to motorcycles.
— Tailgating and following the bikes too closely.
— Making mistakes while changing lanes, such as not using a blinker or not checking to see if a bike is already in the lane.
— Driving will distracted, perhaps while talking on a mobile phone or even texting.
— Not looking for motorcycles while pulling out onto a street or when turning left.
Breaking the perception that bikers cause wrecks is important work. In a very recent case we were able to clearly establish another motorist pulled out in front of our client, resulting in a $1.265 million resolution. It is clear motorcyclists are not always at fault and should never be considered to be without proper evidence.
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine or anywhere in Orange County? We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with Rivers Morrell personally for a free consultation. Learn about our work breaking the perception that bikers cause wrecks and the successful track record we’ve built over more than 40 years.