Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can occur for a number of reasons. This includes driver negligence. Failure to yield and an inability to recognize motorcyclists in traffic are among the common causes of motorcycle accidents. These crashes may also be caused by motor vehicles drivers who do not exercise proper care when making left-hand turns at intersections.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Negligent acts can cause accidents. These are:

  • Swerving in front of a cyclist
  • Cutting off motorcyclists at intersections
  • Failing to follow posted speed limits
  • Failing to yield when appropriate
  • Failing to leave sufficient room between vehicles
  • Failure to see a motorcyclist changing or entering lanes
  • Neglecting to pay appropriate attention to other drivers
  • Driving under the influence

Failure to yield and an inability to recognize motorcyclists in traffic are among the common causes of motorcycle accidents. The most common crashes are from improper care when making left-hand turns at intersections. 

These drivers usually:

  • Misjudge the motorcyclist’s speed or distance
  • Fail to see the motorcyclist
  • Panic and stop in the motorcyclist’s path

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists have little protection from the elements and other vehicles, therefore, injuries can be serious and life-threatening. The most common ones are:

  • Bone fractures
  • Severe head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Get Legal Guidance

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should first seek immediate medical treatment. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm offers free consultations. Getting legal help can put your mind at ease and let you focus on what matters most — getting better.

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