What causes motorcycle collisions?

On Behalf of | Jan 8, 2023 | motorcycle accidents |

In America, the majority of motorcycle owners would tell you about the excitement of taking their motorcycles out on the open road. It provides a sense of freedom that you simply cannot obtain from driving a car. Another thing that motorcyclists would urge you to do is to keep an eye and an ear out everywhere.

In 2020, the highest number of motorcycle accidents ever was recorded, meaning the problem isn’t one that’s going away.

Accidents involving motorcycles can occur in a split second and have life-altering effects on everyone involved. But why do they occur?

They’re almost invisible to other road users

Some of the reasons that drivers give when they find themselves in a crash with a motorcycle are that they simply didn’t see them and that it’s almost as if they came out of nowhere.

Their small size in comparison to other vehicles, combined with their speed can make them almost invisible to car and truck drivers until it’s too late. They can often sit in a blind spot or approach more quickly than expected. When a driver misses them, a crash can happen in the blink of an eye.

The other driver was distracted

Distractions happen all the time when driving. Drinking, talking to passengers, texting, and answering calls can all cause a motorist to divert their attention from the road and miss an oncoming motorcycle. A distracted motorist is more likely to make decisions like altering lanes without giving them the required care and attention.

From fractured bones to traumatic brain injuries, motorcyclists frequently suffer catastrophic, life-altering injuries from accidents. You have the right to pursue compensation for your losses if you were hurt due to a driver’s negligence.