If you enjoy spending hours basking in the warm Florida weather on your motorcycle, you are not alone. People use motorcycles to drive to cookouts, pool parties, work, or even nowhere in particular at all. Motorcycles are quick, pleasing to the eye, and gas-efficient, making them the ideal form of transportation for many. However, a motorcyclist is far less protected than virtually any other motorist on the road. This makes motorcycling more dangerous than driving a car, truck, minivan, or SUV. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common types of motorcycle accidents?

  • Left-hand turn accidents: Motorcyclists are very often struck when they are either passing a vehicle, traveling straight through an intersection or are attempting to overtake another vehicle.
  • Lane splitting: If you are riding a motorcycle and are driving in between two lanes, you may be injured because the distance between vehicles is too narrow, or other vehicles do not anticipate another vehicle passing theirs in stopped or slow traffic. 
  • Fixed-object collisions: These very often occur when a motorcyclist hits a deep pothole, telephone pole, or other fixed objects, causing him or her to get thrown from the motorcycle.
  • Head-on collisions: If you are a motorcycle rider and were injured because of another motorist who was driving on the wrong side of the road, there is a good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.

The largest contributing factor to all motorcycle accidents is driver negligence. If you are a motorcycle rider and are injured due to another party’s negligence, with the help of an attorney, you should be able to recover the compensation you need.

What are some examples of driver negligence?

  • Texting while driving
  • Eating, drinking or smoking while driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Disciplining kids while driving
  • Driving at excessive speeds
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Failing to comply with traffic signs or lights
  • Failing to yield
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Disregarding other rules of the road

If you believe another party was doing any of these things at the time of your accident, you should be able to recover compensation. You may wish to boost your chances of winning your claim by providing photographic or video evidence, witness testimony, or medical documentation detailing the severity and extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a healthcare professional, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today.