One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is when a car turns left in front of a motorcycle. This documentation comes straight from a Harley Davidson owner’s manual, which references this inattention on the part of a driver when turning left as being one of the most common types of accidents for motorcyclists. As experienced Arizona personal injury attorneys, we have seen similar accidents resulting in serious injury for the motorcycle rider occur repeatedly. Drivers of cars for some reason simply fail to recognize that they must look for and yield to oncoming motorcycles as well as other oncoming vehicles when turning left.
A common defense in these types of accidents for many negligent drivers and, we might add, their insurance companies, is that the motorcyclist was speeding. They may even admit that they did not see the motorcyclist, but in their mind the accident occurred not because they failed to see the motorcycle, but rather because the motorcycle was going too fast.
This bias against motorcyclists is a good reason to hire the best accident injury lawyer you can find after any motorcycle collision resulting in serious injuries. Now, as personal injury lawyers, we know that driving a motorcycle is completely legal. We feel strongly that someone should not be punished for choosing to engage in the legal activity of riding a motorcycle. Motorcyclists certainly should not be punished when a driver fails to see them when turning, and in so doing causes an accident resulting not only in injuries, but also costing the motorcyclist for medical expenses, lost time at work, and other out of pocket expenses.
An experienced Chandler motorcycle accident attorney will help explain the biases and prejudices many people have against motorcyclists. In any motorcycle collision case, it is extremely important to work these cases up properly, making sure that evidence is gathered efficiently and completely. The attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. will do everything possible to make sure the negligent driver is held responsible for all the damage caused because of his or her failure to see an oncoming motorcycle. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.