Blind Spot Motorcycle Accidents
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Dec 27, 2017 in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles are smaller than passenger vehicles, making them more difficult for motorists to see. When a motorcyclist is riding in another driver’s blind spot, a collision may occur, potentially causing serious injuries to the motorcycle rider.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle blind spot accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The South Bend motorcycle accident attorneys at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak can work to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact a seasoned motorcycle accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.
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Determining Liability in Blind Spot Accidents
Just because a driver cannot see a motorcyclist does not mean the driver is not liable for a blind spot accident. The driver may be liable if he or she:
- Failed to check his or her blind spots before making a maneuver that caused the collision
- Did not accurately judge the motorcycle’s speed
- Did not accurately judge the motorcycle’s position in traffic
- Was driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Was distracted when the accident occurred
If you were involved in a blind spot motorcycle accident, working with an experienced attorney is in your best interest. Your attorney will investigate the accident, determining if the other motorist is liable for damages resulting from your injuries. Accident reports, traffic camera video and other evidence may be used to determine liability in your accident case.
How to Avoid a Blind Spot Accident
Drivers and motorcyclists should take steps to improve safety on the roadways and avoid blind spot accidents. Drivers should always be on the lookout for motorcyclists and adjust mirrors properly to eliminate blind spots as much as possible.
Motorcyclists can work to avoid blind spots by:
- Leaving room around the bike while riding, creating a buffer zone for safety. This extra space will allow for safety maneuvers to be completed while preventing accidents.
- Staying out of blind spots caused by a vehicle’s window supports and door frames.
- Maintaining safe riding distances when traveling with other motorcyclists to avoid their blind spots.
- Wearing brightly colored gear and using reflective tape on vehicles to improve visibility.
- Tapping the brakes when another car enters the safety buffer zone to signal to other motorists that you are ready to make a maneuver.
Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Now
If you were injured in a motorcycle blind spot accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and loss. The personal injury attorneys at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak will help you pursue the compensation that is owed to you.
Schedule a free consultation to learn about how we can communicate with the insurance company on your behalf to obtain maximum compensation for you. If necessary, we may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay us if we recover compensation for you. Contact us today for a free evaluation.