Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

It should not come as a surprise to anyone that riding a motorcycle is dangerous. It is also a popular activity that people across the country enjoy. There are people that ride to cruise and others that ride for sport. One might think that sport riding is more dangerous than cruising but that is not really the case. When you ride for sports, you assume some risks and work hard to protect yourself from them. You are also riding with other people intent on the same purpose. When you are cruising, you have some belief that you are safe on the road, but rarely is that true.

Motorcycle accidents are incredibly common and are often fatal. Sometimes it is the fault of the motorcyclist, but often it is the fault of someone else on the road. If you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle accident, you may need to contact a Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer.

Most motorcycles are built to be streamlined and fast. This makes the ride much more enjoyable for the rider, but it also makes them much harder to see by others on the road. Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles on the road and just a small amount of glare or another vehicle on the road can obstruct a motorcyclist from having a clear view of the road ahead. It does not take much for road conditions to be a hazard for someone riding a motorcycle. Anything from a slippery surface to gravel to uneven surfaces can quickly become dangerous to a motorcyclist. Their smaller size and only having two wheels makes them much less stable on the road and it does not take much for them to wipe out.

Intersections and left turns are particularly dangerous for someone on a motorcycle. An intersection is a common location for a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle. Other motorists do not see motorcycles and do not yield properly. Motorcycles are often in the blind spot of other vehicles and the drivers of those vehicles do not carefully check for motorcycles. The blame cannot always be put on other motorists because sometimes, the motorcyclist is at fault. Reckless driving and speeding are common for motorcyclists. As mentioned above, some motorcycles are intended to be fast, which prompts the driver to make it go as fast as it can and then quickly becomes out of control. Some motorcyclists drive aggressively and tailgate or zip between cars making unsafe conditions for themselves, which can ultimately cause an accident.