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Visibility Issues and Motorcycle Accidents

By Andrus Hood & Wagstaff  Mar. 22, 2011 4:10p

Visibility is an important topic to discuss when considering motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are significantly smaller than other vehicles on the road and are therefore more difficult to see. If another driver is even slightly distracted, it is easy to miss a motorcyclist and cause a serious or even fatal collision. "You came out of nowhere!" or "I couldn't see you!" are excuses heard all too frequently by motorcycle accident victims when they confront the drivers who caused their accidents.

Helpful Tips to Increase Motorcycle Visibility

Here are a few tips that can help increase visibility and therefore decrease the risk of an accident caused by this factor:

  • Drive as though other motorists cannot see you
  • Always drive with your headlight on
  • Wear reflective or fluorescent clothing (black reflective tape is helpful, as it appears black during the day but reflects light at night)
  • Wear a white or light colored helmet
  • Try to avoid blind spots of other drivers
  • Try not to make sudden lane changes or other maneuvers that would place you in a vehicle's way

Unfortunately, even if you are careful and try to avoid an accident, negligent, careless and outright dangerous drivers may place you at risk of being injured in a collision. It is important to seek medical attention and to talk to a lawyer if you or someone you know was injured in a motorcycle accident. You may be able to hold the negligent driver accountable for their conduct, and an attorney can help you with your claim.

To find out more about your legal rights and options in the wake of a motorcycle accident or traffic collision of any kind, contact a Denver personal injury attorney at Andrus Hood & Wagstaff today. The firm offers experienced legal counsel to those injured in collisions in Denver and throughout the surrounding areas in Colorado.

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