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The Vulnerability of Motorcyclists in Traffic

By Jimmy Doan  Aug. 13, 2010 11:40a

Most would agree that motorcyclists are at a disadvantage and are more vulnerable to accidents while on the road. Motorcycles being much smaller and less protected than cars leave their drivers far more subject to harm. Automobile drivers are often not as alert as they should be to motorcycles on the road and for this reason, many accidents occur.

A good example of this is when just a few months ago in Phoenix, Arizona, a dump truck driver plowed into eight motorcyclists who were at a standstill while waiting at a red light. Four were instantly killed and the rest badly injured. One of the riders was a 52 year old Phoenix fire captain. The driver of the truck had his attention on shuffling papers while approaching the traffic light and didn't observe the riders waiting at the stoplight in front of him. This type of carelessness happens all too often unfortunately and innocent people and families become the victims of untold suffering because of it.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Following are some of the most commonly noted causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Other drivers running stoplights or stop signs
  • Other driver following too closely
  • Other driver crashing into the back of motorcycle
  • Other driver turning left in front of bike
  • Other driver changes lanes suddenly without warning
  • Other driver speeding
  • Other driver was DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • Other driver made some error due to not paying proper attention (On cell phone, testing, talking with passengers or general inattention )

Seek legal help immediately from a personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. At the Doan Law Firm, we specialize in personal injury law and one of the areas we have experience in handling is motorcycle accidents. Injuries sustained from an accident can have lifelong effects for you and members of your family and if you are the victim of someone else's negligence then you deserve compensation for your losses. Medical expenses can become astronomical and your ability to produce income may also be affected depending on the seriousness of your injuries. We provide aggressive representation to our clients in the Houston area and with thorough investigation and attention to detail, will seek the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney at our office for an appointment to set up a free consultation as soon as possible.

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