Motorcycle accidents are commonly caused by negligent drivers, and the motorcyclist is almost always the one who suffers serious or fatal injuries. Understanding how and why these accidents occur, and what you need to watch out for when it comes to the behavior of the drivers out there, can help you avoid them. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, the Law Offices of J. Ransdell Keene is here for you and your family.
Car Turns Left into Path of Motorcycle
Cars turning left into the path of an oncoming motorcycle is the most common way in which negligent drivers cause motorcycle accidents. Although the driver of the car has a duty to yield, drivers still fail to see motorcycles. Some are too busy on their phones, yelling at their kids or horsing around with passengers. Others get in a hurry and don’t look for anyone or anything. Either way, be on the lookout for drivers who fail to yield when turning left.
Improper Lane Change
When a driver makes an improper lane change, they can swerve directly into you, change lanes directly in front of you and much too close causing you to rear-end them, or force you to make a sudden evasive maneuver that causes you to crash into another vehicle or to go off the road or into an oncoming lane of traffic.
Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident
A true single vehicle motorcycle accident can be the result of mechanical malfunction, often caused by a defective motorcycle or part. They can also be cause by roadway defects, including debris on the road.
A single vehicle motorcycle accident can also be caused by a negligent driver forcing the motorcyclist off the road. The driver may not even be aware of the accident. And, some accidents that appear to be single-vehicle crashes, as actually hit-and-run.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Louisiana motorcycle accident, call the law offices of J. Ransdell Keene at 800-597-9247 today or email us right away to schedule your free consultation.