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Common causes of motorcycle accidents

| Nov 21, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents |

There are many different ways that people in Louisiana move around. Some walk to their destinations, some ride bicycles, many people drive cars or trucks and some others ride motorcycles. Riding motorcycles can be a very fun and enjoyable mode of transportation, but there are also dangers associated with riding motorcycles. They provide little protection to the rider, so if there is a motorcycle accident or they lose control, riders can suffer severe injuries as a result.

There are many causes of motorcycle accidents, but some are more common than others. One is a car turning left in front of the motorcycle at an intersection. Another common one is a car changing lanes into a motorcycle. Cars will also rear end motorcycles. Sometimes, people will open car doors without seeing a motorcyclist coming. Other causes are due to hitting debris in the road, taking turns too fast and drinking before riding the motorcycle.

Obviously, some of these causes are due to the error of the rider or other causes beyond other driver’s control. But, many motorcycle accidents are due to the negligence of the other drivers on the road. If another driver causes an accident, they may be required to compensate the motorcyclist for any damages they cause. As mentioned above these accidents often times result in severe injuries that required extensive medical treatment and can permanently injure the rider. This can create a difficult financial situation for the victim.

There are many people who ride motorcycles in Louisiana, and it is important that they ride safely. However, there are many instances when motorcyclists are involved in accidents through no fault of their own. In these situations they could suffer severe injuries, but may also be entitled to compensation from the driver who caused the accident.

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