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In most motorcycle accidents it’s the other guy’s fault

On Behalf of | Feb 19, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

Thousands of crashes occur here in Colorado every year. Some of them are motorcycle accidents. Many people make the incorrect assumption that it is the rider who is at fault in most of them. In reality, studies show that over half of accidents involving a motorcycle and a passenger or commercial vehicle result from negligence on the part of the other driver, not the biker.

Distracted driving is dangerous enough, but if you ride a motorcycle, a distracted driver could easily cause you injury. Due to the low visibility profile of a motorcycle, many drivers claim they simply failed to see the small, two-wheeled vehicles. It is possible for a motorcycle to stay in another driver’s blind spot without realizing it, but it is the responsibility of the other driver to pay attention and check that spot before changing lanes or beginning a turn.

If you are in a crash, your injuries are likely to be more serious than those of the occupants of the other vehicle. With the lack of protection of a passenger compartment, it is no wonder. You could face a significantly long recovery period, if you are able to fully recover at all. During that time, you may not be able to work and could incur substantial medical bills, even with health insurance.

Fortunately, you retain the right to file a personal injury claim against the other driver. If the evidence you present to the court proves that the other party’s negligence caused your injuries, you could receive an award of damages to help cover your financial losses. Other riders involved in motorcycle accidents have relied on Colorado personal injury attorneys to help increase their chances of a successful claim, and you could do the same.