Veteran riders of motorcycles probably have had at least one near miss when it comes to motorcycle accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, indicates motorcyclists multiply their risk of a fatal accident by 35 times compared to automobiles.
Motorcycles are a lot of fun to operate — nobody who has driven one or ridden on one can deny this — so the risk-taking is understandable. After all, some of us simply need to take more risks to get that zest out of life we call crave. Unfortunately this often results in accidents which cause serious injuries or, all too commonly, death. Below are situations in which you, as a motorcycle rider, have probably found yourself at one time or another. Understand them better and learn how to avoid accidents in the future. If you have already been in an accident, please contact an Aventura car accident lawyer now. The Law Offices of Cohn & Smith are standing by to take your call.
Blind turns plague motorcyclists in densely populated cities across the United States every single day. Cars line up in traffic along sidewalks while others pull out into the road without being able to see vehicles or motorcycles coming their way. Some people edge out slowly, looking in the direction of oncoming traffic, while others simply pull right out into whatever danger may or may not be lurking around the corner. If you are approaching one of these vehicles on your motorcycle, you will either hit the other vehicle or swerve and hit another object. Sometimes you can avoid this situation and other times you can not; when you can not be extremely cautious in order to avoid an accident.