How Is Negligence Involved In a Motorcycle Accident?

As with any kind of motor vehicle accidents, in order to seek compensation following a motorcycle accident, it’s important to show how negligence occurred. This is essentially showing fault and liability in how the defendant caused the accident.

Motorcycle accidents are some of the most serious, and recovering compensation requires a firm understanding of how others, including vehicles, act in a reckless manner. Here are some of the most common ways negligence results in motorcycle accidents.

Drivers Don’t Respect the Rights of Motorcyclists

Unfortunately, not all drivers care to pay the same respects to motorcyclists that they do to other motorists. As such, they drive close to lanes, change lanes without checking blind spots, and even brake check motorcyclists behind them. These are aggressive driving tactics and can be seen as negligence if the driver causes the motorcyclist to crash.

Speeding Through Intersections—Either Straight or to Turn Left

We’re taught all the time to approach intersections with care. However, so many drivers are in such a hurry they try to beat the light, speeding up to either go through the intersection or to make a left-hand turn at the light.

This is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists cannot always stop in time and the vehicle can crash into the motorcycle, causing the rider to be ejected from his or her vehicle. Unfortunately, many people look at the yellow light as a sign to speed up instead of slow down.

Negligence Is One Factor In Proving Liability

When discussing the proof of liability in a motorcycle accident, negligence is considered the breach of duty to care for others on the road. It’s important to show that whoever caused the motorcycle accident was doing something that would be considered reckless to hold them accountable for compensation.

At Hardee & Hardee, our Greenville motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal matters ahead of you. We work hard to determine who is considered negligence and hold that party accountable for their actions.

Call our firm today at (252) 787-4651.


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