Drivers need to do their part to share the road and help keep motorcyclists safe. There are a variety of safety measures they can take to do this. When they fail to provide for the safety of motorcycle riders, legal protections can help motorcycle accident victims injured by their negligence.
Ways drivers can help keep motorcycles safe
There are several safe driving behaviors drivers can follow to help keep motorcycles safe. The majority of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections. Additionally, the most common driver error is to failure to yield the right of way to the motorcycle rider. These types of motorcycle accidents can be avoided if drivers take care to be alert and watch for motorcyclists, especially at intersections and when making left-hand turns.
Additionally, motorcycles require more time to respond to abrupt changes in the roadway, weather or traffic conditions. Drivers should increase their following distance when behind a motorcycle and should never try to share a lane with them. By giving motorcycle riders the space they need to respond and safely navigate roadway challenges, drivers can help keep them safe.
Remedies for motorcycle accident victims
A personal injury claim for damages can help injured motorcycle accident victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. This can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages which all may be recoverable from the negligent driver responsible for causing the motorcycle accident. These are important legal rights and remedies motorcycle accident victims should be familiar with when a negligent driver has injured them.