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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Most Common Reasons for Motorcycle Crashes & Injuries

Motorcycle crashes are deadly, dangerous, and far too common. As a rider, you may be able to avoid being in a deadly collision by understanding how most motorcycle accidents occur.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Lane splitting by riders
  • Riders being hit by motorists opening car doors
  • Other motorists merging, turning, or changing lanes without looking
  • Roadway hazards such as potholes, abandoned construction equipment, poorly-marked construction or terrain changes, etc.
  • Excessive speeding
  • Failure by riders and other motorists to leave sufficient room between vehicles
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving

As a motorist, there are a few things you can do to avoid motorcycle accidents, including:

  • Ensure you leave enough space between yourself and other motorists.
  • Exercise extreme caution when lane splitting.
  • Pay close attention to signs indicating construction work, roadway changes, etc.
  • Recognize the signs of drunk and distracted driving, and steer clear of drivers who exhibit such signs.
  • Avoid engaging aggressive drivers.
  • Avoid lingering in another driver’s blind spot.
  • Never assume the other driver sees you, and always proceed with extreme caution when making turns, riding through intersections, and changing lanes.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Serving Injured Riders in Wichita

At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, we care about helping people like you get justice after being hurt because someone else behaved recklessly or irresponsibly. We are here to make sure you don’t have to pay the price for someone else’s poor decisions, and we may be able to help you recover compensation for medical costs, wages lost, and other financial damages associated with your injuries. Connect with one of our Wichita motorcycle accident attorneys right away in order to schedule your free case evaluation.

Call (316) 688-1166 today to speak to a member of our team.