It is a great fear of motorcyclists: Getting hit and injured by another vehicle. Unfortunately, this nightmare situation ends up being a reality for far too many motorcyclists here in Louisiana. Serious and potentially fatal injuries can come out of such crashes.
Many collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles come out of a driver violating a motorcyclist’s right of way. We’ll now go over three common causes of such violations:
- Distraction: A driver might enter a motorcyclist’s path as a result of dangerous inattention. Drivers may fall into a variety of distractions out on the roads. Examples include texting, talking on the phone, eating, reading and talking to passengers.
- Lack of motorcycle awareness: Drivers might not give enough thought to motorcycles, including how motorcycles typically move. This could lead to drivers failing to act properly when motorcycles are around.
- Visibility issues: Not seeing a motorcyclist could lead to a driver violating the motorcyclist’s right of way. The size of motorcycles can make them more difficult to see. This can particularly be the case when they end up in blind spots. These visibility issues can be compounded when drivers fail to make an effort to watch for motorcyclists.
One would hope Louisiana drivers would take care to avoid conduct that would increase their chances of putting motorcyclists in danger. Unfortunately, motorcyclists can’t count on this happening. And when drivers fall short in this regard, motorcyclists can be exposed to life-changing harm. Motorcycle crash lawyers can assist injured motorcyclists in the pursuit of fair compensation for such harm.