Motorcycle accident injury cases differ from car accident injury cases in two ways. First, the injuries are often more serious. Second, New York doesn’t require motorcyclists to carry No Fault Insurance. This means that a Buffalo motorcyclist who is injured may have a hard time getting medical bills paid. We understand that both of these factors make motorcycle accident cases unique.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Most motorcycle accidents happen suddenly. The biker has little time to react. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Left Hand Turns
About half of all motorcycle accidents occur when a car is attempting to make a left-hand turn and the driver isn’t paying attention. Sometimes this is because motorcycles are smaller than cars, so drivers may not see a motorcyclist approaching.
Many motorcycle accidents are head-on collisions. In these cases, motorcyclists may suffer severe injuries because they do not have much protection.
Motorcycles are more likely than cars to fall into other drivers’ blind spots, which means they are often involved in crashes where the other driver was attempting to change lanes and crashes into the motorcyclist.
Rear end collisions are especially dangerous for a motorcyclist. They usually occur because the other driver was distracted and not paying attention. Even a minor fender bender that causes very little damage to a car can seriously injure a motorcyclist.
Potholes and uneven lanes are annoying to car drivers. They can be deadly for motorcyclists. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by these dangerous conditions. If you are injured because of a road hazard, you may be able to file a claim.
Motorcycle crash? We can help.
Given the high stakes to the injured motorcyclist, we explore every avenue available to obtain full compensation for the injuries. We have successfully pursued personal injury damages for motorcyclists throughout Western New York and understand how these cases should be handled.