A confluence of factors has lead to a significant increase in the number of motorcycles on the road. However, many car and truck drivers are still not used to sharing the road with motorcycles. It is not surprising that motorcycle crashes are becoming more common. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents caused by car and truck drivers are:
- Failure to see the motorcyclist,
- Inattention and distraction (including the use of cell phones and other electronic devices),
- Unsafe lane changes,
- Unsafe passing,
- Failure to yield at intersections,
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and
- Reckless driving.
Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable groups of road users and often suffer the most devastating injuries. This can lead to extensive damages, including huge medical bills, lost wages, permanent injury and disability, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Gage Mathers has represented the legal rights of motorcyclists for decades. If you, or someone you love, has suffered life-changing injuries when knocked off a bike, call the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Gage Mathers now. An experienced trial lawyer is standing by to help you.