Many Wyoming residents own motorcycles and enjoy riding them, especially when the weather gets warmer. However, this mode of transportation is more dangerous than riding in a car. The risks increase considerably for motorcyclists if other motorists are driving in a negligent manner.
One of the more common types of accidents is caused when a car makes a left turn in front of the motorcycle. Many automobile drivers fail to correctly judge a motorcycle’s speed, and a collision may ensue as a result. Motorcyclists should try to anticipate this happening if, for example, they see a car waiting in the turn lane of an intersection. The biker should slow down and consider the available escape routes if evasive action is necessary.
Another common cause of motorcycle accidents is when another vehicle is directly proximate to the biker and changes lanes abruptly. Once again, there are some prudent steps that motorcyclists can take to minimize this risk. They should look to see if the car has its turn signal on or if its driver appears to be distracted. Once again, motorcyclists should be aware of their surroundings at all times. Motorcycles can also end up being rear-ended by another vehicle for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, what would normally be a mere fender-bender can result in catastrophic and often fatal injuries to the motorcyclist due to the lack of protection.
A motorcycle crash can cause serious harm to the rider. A biker who has been harmed in an accident caused by the negligence of another motorist might want to discuss their situation with a personal injury attorney. Through a settlement, an injured motorcyclist could pay for medical bills and other damages related to the accident.