Motorcycle Accidents

People Don't See Motorcycles

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, people are 27 times more likely to get in an accident on a motorcycle than in another type of vehicle. One reason for that discrepancy is that motorcycles are hard to see. They are smaller and harder to spot when stopped at an intersection. They can also be hidden behind a van or large truck and seem to appear from nowhere when they change lanes. During rain storms they are even harder to see. A car or truck driver who hits a motorcyclist may be responsible even if he did not see the cyclist.

Bad Road Conditions

Bad roads, like potholes, oil slicks or ruts, that can be minor problems for car drivers are sometimes deadly for cyclists. Slides can send the cyclist spinning into oncoming traffic or nearby trees and buildings. Road hazards such as fresh loose stone, curves and construction are supposed to be marked by the highway department. If hazards are not clearly marked, or not marked at all, the highway department may be considered to be at fault for the accident.

If the person who caused the wreck was on the job when the wreck happened, the company could be held liable. This might happen if a delivery driver ran into a motorcycle.

Get In Touch Today

If you or someone you know was in a motorcycle accident, contact an attorney Edwards & Kautz. We'll listen to the details of your situation and help you get you the settlement you need. To schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer at our Paducah, Kentucky, office, call 270-908-4914 or write to us online.