Motorcycle Accident

When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to understand the cause of the crash. If a driver is to blame for hitting your motorcycle or causing the wreck, then the driver can be held legally liable.

Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents where another driver may be to blame for causing the wreck include:

  • Distracted, intoxicated, or fatigued drivers who didn’t see or stop for the motorcycle

  • Drivers who are speeding and who lose control of their vehicle or who are unable to stop in time before hitting a motorcyclist

  • Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to motorcycle riders when the rules of the road require him or her to yield

  • Drivers who misjudge the speed of a motorcycle rider or who do not accurately judge the distance between their car and the approaching motorcycle

  • Drivers who don’t see a motorcycle rider

  • Tailgating drivers

In these and other situations, the key to determining if the driver was to blame for the accident will be to show whether the driver was unreasonably careless or whether the driver broke any safety rules.