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Home → Firm News → Tips on how drivers can avoid accidents with motorcycles

When motorcycles are involved in crashes, the riders are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic injuries due to the lack of protections offered by the motorcycle.So, the other drivers on the road need to be extra careful when driving to avoid causing motorcycle accidents.

There are a number of things drivers can do to accomplish this goal. First is to take an extra look when changing lanes since motorcycles are harder to see than other vehicles. Drivers should also travel further behind motorcycles, because sometimes motorcycles slow down by downshifting as opposed to breaking so drivers may not realize they are slowing down. Another is that motorcycles do not all have self-cancelling turn signals and they may forget they are on, so ensure the rider is actually turning.

If a driver fails to follow these tips and ends up causing a motorcycle accident, the driver may be required to compensate the motorcyclist for the damages they cause, including severe injuries. These damages can include medical costs, lost wages and other damages.This compensation can be very valuable as one recovers from the injuries.

There are many people who ride motorcycles in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the other drivers on the road do not always pay enough attention while driving and end up hitting a motorcyclist with their vehicle. The motorcyclist can suffer life-changing injuries as a result and the drivers who cause the accidents may be required to compensate the victim. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this compensation and may be able to ensure they receive what they deserve.

Source: www.msf-usa.org, “Quick Tips: Ten things all car & truck drivers should know about motorcycles” accessed on Oct. 16, 2017