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How drivers of cars and trucks cause motorcycle accidents

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are many modes of transportation that people in New Jersey use to get to their destinations. People may drive cars or trucks, take the bus or other public transportation, ride a bicycle, ride a scooter, ride motorcycles and other modes of transportation. All of these methods will get people to where they need to go, but one of the most enjoyable ways to get to where people need to go is to ride a motorcycle.

Riding motorcycles can be fun, but it can also be dangerous. This is not necessarily because they are dangerous by themselves, but because the other drivers on the roads can cause motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are much smaller than many other vehicles and therefore other drivers sometimes do not pay attention to them.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents

There are many different reasons that motorcycle accidents occur, but some are more common than others. Some of the more common reasons are:

  • Cars taking a left hand turn in front of a motorcycle without enough space
  • Vehicles moving into the motorcycle’s lane without seeing the motorcycle
  • Drivers hitting the motorcycle from behind when the motorcycle needs to stop suddenly
  • Cars opening their doors after parking on the side of the road

When motorcycle accidents occur, the rider is the one who usually suffers the worse injuries. There is very little protection between a rider and the road. It does not take a major accident to cause severe injuries to the rider. The injuries can be devastating both physically and financially as well.

There are many motorcycles on the roads in New Jersey and it is important for the other drivers to pay attention to help ensure they don’t cause an accident. These accidents can be devastating for the riders, but the riders may be able to obtain compensation from the drivers who cause them. This compensation can be very important to ease the financial burdens associated with the injuries and consulting with experienced attorneys could be beneficial.