Most motorcycle accidents happen when a motorist has failed to see a motorcycle and its rider.
Possible reasons for a motorist’s failure to spot someone on a motorcycle
Motorist had become distracted
Low visibility: That makes it hard for any driver to gauge the speed of someone that is riding a 2-wheeled vehicle (motorcycle).
Speeding on the part of either the driver of the larger vehicle, or the one that has taken the seat that is above a pair of wheels.
How condition of roadway could increase the chances for a car-motorcycle collision?
The roadway might have an uneven surface. That would make it hard for any rider to control his or her bike/motorcycle. Obviously, a rider’s failure to control such a vehicle could increase the chances for an accident.
The payment on the road might contain loose gravel. That loose gravel could fly up in the face of someone riding on a pair of wheels. Obviously, it would be hard to control a bike, if there were pieces of gravel hitting the visor on a helmet.
Locations and maneuvers that tend to increase the chances for a car-motorcycle collision
Imagine an intersection where a driver has chosen to make a left-hand turn. That same driver is supposed to yield to all other vehicles, including any motorcycles. Still, there are exceptions to that rule, as per personal injury lawyer in Calgary.
That rule would not apply if the other party had chosen to pass through a red light.It would not apply if the other party were speeding, or if the other party were in the wrong lane.
Actions by riders that tend to increase their chances for sustaining a more serious injury
Lane splitting: This is also called lane filtering. It involves passing slow or stopped traffic. In many states, it is against the law to carry out an action that calls for lane splitting.
Riding in a truck driver’s blind spot: That makes it impossible for the trucker to see the rider. Obviously, if the trucker were unable to see the rider, he or she would not make a point of using caution, while making any moves in the vicinity of that hidden object.
Failing to wear a helmet: This action increases the likelihood for problems, for 2 different reasons.
–First, in the absence of a helmet, the rider is more apt to hurt his or her head. In fact, all the clothing for motorcyclists has been designed to protect some part of the body, it their bike were to become unbalanced.
–Bikers with motorcycle insurance are supposed to wear a helmet. Those that do not cannot expect to enjoy any coverage for their injuries, or for any damage. In other words, their financial losses would be great, due to the fact that each of them had chosen to dispense with a helmet.