When the weather turns warm and summer approaches, motorcycle enthusiasts bring out their bikes to take to the streets. While riding a motorcycle can be a fun and exciting way to get around town, the bike can increase your chances of getting into an accident and being seriously injured.
There are some common motorcycle accidents that are not caused by the driver of the bike itself, and that you could potentially receive compensation from. Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer if you have been involved in an accident with a larger vehicle, you could be entitled to compensation.
Here are some common motorcycle accidents you could file a lawsuit over.
Vehicle Driver Was Negligent In Checking Blindspots
Motorcycles are difficult for larger vehicles to see and this includes both cars and large trucks. While most motorcycle riders do tend to attempt to ride within other vehicle's field of vision, this isn't always possible. It is also the responsibility of vehicle drivers to check their blind spots for other vehicles before proceeding to make turns, pulling out of a parking spot, or even changing lanes.
If a car or truck driver caused you to crash because they were negligent in checking their blindspots before doing a maneuver with their car, they could be liable to compensate you for damages. Your motorcycle accident lawyer can help you determine if this is the case from obtaining dashcam footage from the car in question or from any witness's dashcams. This can also be proven through security cameras and street cameras.
Road Is Uneven Or Work Is Being Completed
Another common factor in motorcycle accidents is the bike hitting an uneven patch of roadway, or a road crew is doing work on the road. If you have been in an accident due to improper maintenance of the roadway you could be entitled to compensation.
Improper maintenance of a roadway could include large potholes that aren't filled in a timely manner. There could be cracks or even dips in the road that wouldn't cause too much of a problem for a car but could cause a motorcycle to crash. If there is no safe way to avoid these issues, this could be an area where you could sue the city or county for compensation due to their negligence. You can ask your motorcycle accident lawyer to see if this is the case.
The same is true if there is a road crew working and there wasn't sufficient signage ahead of the work beginning on the road. If the work area begins suddenly, there might not be enough time for a motorcycle to react. This can cause an accident. If this is the case, your motorcycle accident lawyer could potentially get you compensation for damages.Share