As summer approaches, we can expect to see more motorcycles on the road. Motorcyclists enjoy the freedom that the motorcycle presents, but the unfortunate part is that there are also some dangers that exist as they are more present.
Motorcyclists are already at an increased risk of danger because of the lack of frame protecting them and the heightened chance at sustaining serious injuries. When you consider more of them on the road, the potential for traffic, and more, the dangers can become reality.
The Increased Number of Motorcycles
The summer is a time for people to take road trips, go on vacation, simply drive out of the city, and enjoy their time in the sun. The overall increase in traffic—including motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians—means there’s more of a chance of an accident occurring.
If drivers are not careful, they miss one of the many motorcycles on the road and it could mean catastrophic injuries for the motorcyclist involved in a crash.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur due to a number of different reasons. While some involve the motorcyclist and his or her actions, there are several instances in which driver negligence or a third party is considered responsible for the damages sustained.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Unsafe lane merging
- Lane splitting
- Left turn accidents
- Parked cars opening their doors
- Drunk driving
At Levine and Wiss, our New York motorcycle accident attorneys stand ready to represent your rights if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Let us help you navigate the process and pursue the compensation you need and we’ll work with you to get the most favorable outcome possible on your behalf.