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Motorcycles have just as much right to be on the road as any other vehicle, yet all too often drivers fail to look out for motorcycles, and accidents ensue. The injuries caused to motorcyclists can be devastating given the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides, even when the driver and passenger are wearing the proper safety equipment. Motorcycle accidents take many forms, but some types of motorcycle accidents are more common than others. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, talk to the experienced personal injury attorneys at the law office of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. in Atlanta today for a free case evaluation.
Left-Hand Turn Accidents
One of the most common types of accidents involving motorcycles occurs when a car or truck makes a left-hand turn. If the driver of these larger vehicles fails to check for a motorcycle traveling in oncoming traffic or traveling perpendicular to their position before the turn it can lead to a catastrophic accident. Depending on the direction of travel, the car could either broadside the motorcycle or vice versa. The impact of these broadside crashes in a left-hand motorcycle accident often results in devastating injuries for motorcyclists and their passengers.
Blind Spot Accidents
Another common type of motorcycle accident is the blind spot crash. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles on the road and can easily get lost in a driver’s blind spot when operating a larger car or truck. When a driver fails to check their blind spot before changing lanes they can cause a side impact with a motorcycle or cause the motorcycle to veer off the road in an attempt to avoid a crash.
Right-Hand Turn Accidents
Right-hand turn accidents occur less often than other common types of motorcycle accidents but still cause a number of injuries and deaths every year. This type of crash happens when a car or truck fails to check for oncoming traffic in the intended turn lane before making a right-hand turn. This often results in either a broadside crash into the larger vehicle by the motorcycle that had the right of way or with the car clipping the motorcycle as it passes where the turn is occurring.
Other Negligent and Reckless Driving Accidents
Finally, a number of accidents involving motorcycles and larger vehicles happen because of other negligent and reckless behavior on the road. Drivers of cars and trucks that are speeding, driving distracted, driving drowsy or under the influence, or simply failing to follow traffic signs and signals cause thousands of accidents every year with motorcycles because their negligent or reckless driving behaviors led to a crash. Regardless of the reason, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney will fight for your rights to compensation after an accident.
Call or Contact Our Office
To learn more about what your case might be worth after a motorcycle accident in the Atlanta area, call or contact the law office of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. for a free consultation.