Car Driver Negligence: A Primary Cause Of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are among the most devastating traffic accidents. They often result in very serious injuries and may wreak havoc on your or your family’s finances and personal lives. Motorcycle accidents often lead to enormous medical expenses, loss of employment or future earning power, and severe pain and suffering for those involved. Victims have the right to make a claim for compensation for the negligent actions of unsafe drivers on the road.

While motorcycle accidents can be the fault of the motorcycle driver, they are often the result of negligent automobile drivers, despite misconceptions to the contrary. Accidents often occur because automobile drivers are not alert to the presence of motorcyclists sharing the road, not because of reckless driving on the part of the motorcyclists. Unfortunately, it is often the motorcyclists who suffer the worst of the injuries in an accident. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 50 percent of motorcycle accidents resulting in death involve another vehicle, and 42 percent of two-vehicle fatal motorcycle crashes involved a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle. It is important to know that if you have suffered as a result of a motorcycle accident, you are not alone.

While many attorneys are unwilling to represent those who have been involved in motorcycle accidents due to the common stereotypical belief that motorcyclists are reckless or dangerous drivers, the attorneys at Northland Injury Law know that many accidents are not the fault of the injured biker. They are passionate in their commitment to protecting your rights, your finances, and your future.

Motorcycle accident cases are often complex and difficult to prove. If you have been injured in one, it is important that you consult an attorney who is experienced in the field of auto accident law. If you have been victimized by a motorcycle accident, please call Northland Injury Law for a free consultation at 816-400-4878.

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