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Asheville Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Helping Injured Motorcyclists & Their Families in Asheville, NC

Motorcyclists are at an increased risk of suffering severe injuries in a crash with a larger vehicle. This is due to the fact that a motorcycle's smaller size makes it more difficult to absorb the impact of a collision with a larger vehicle. The result is often catastrophic injuries which can have a devastating impact on the victim's life.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we understand these challenges and the difficulties motorcycle riders and their families face after suffering a severe injury or the loss of a loved one. Our Asheville motorcycle accident attorney can provide the legal guidance and support you need to move forward after a crash with a negligent driver.

Request a free consultation online via our online request form or call us at (828) 373-1945 to speak with an experienced injury lawyer today. 

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents involving vehicles can result from a variety of factors, many of which are related to the vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road. These accidents can have serious consequences due to the lack of protection that motorcycles offer compared to cars.

Here are some common causes of motorcycle accidents involving vehicles:

  • Failure to Yield Right of Way: One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents involving vehicles is when a car or truck fails to yield the right of way to a motorcycle. This often happens at intersections when a vehicle turns left in front of an oncoming motorcycle.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: Drivers may change lanes without checking their blind spots or signaling properly, which can lead to collisions with motorcycles that are already in the adjacent lane.
  • Distracted Driving: Drivers who are distracted by their smartphones, in-car entertainment systems, or other activities are less likely to notice motorcycles on the road. This can result in accidents when drivers don't see motorcycles or react in time.
  • Speeding: Speeding reduces a driver's reaction time and increases the severity of accidents. When a car is traveling at high speeds, it can be difficult to judge the distance and speed of an approaching motorcycle, making it more likely for collisions to occur.
  • Driving Under the Influence: Impaired drivers, whether due to alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications, are less able to react to changing road conditions and may not notice motorcycles until it's too late.
  • Failure to Check Blind Spots: Many motorcycle accidents occur because drivers don't check their blind spots before changing lanes or merging onto highways. Motorcycles can easily disappear from a driver's view in blind spots.
  • Sudden Stops: When vehicles stop abruptly in front of motorcycles, it can be challenging for motorcyclists to react in time to avoid a collision. This often happens in heavy traffic or when a vehicle suddenly brakes for an unexpected reason.
  • Inexperienced Drivers: Inexperienced drivers may not be accustomed to sharing the road with motorcycles and may make mistakes such as misjudging the speed or distance of a motorcycle.
  • Road Conditions: Poor road conditions, such as potholes, gravel, debris, or wet surfaces, can be especially hazardous for motorcycles. These conditions reduce traction and stability, making it easier for a motorcyclist to lose control.
  • Left-Turning Vehicles: Motorcycles are particularly vulnerable when a vehicle is making a left turn across their path. The driver may misjudge the motorcycle's speed or fail to notice it altogether, resulting in a collision.
  • Opening Car Doors: In urban areas, motorcyclists can be at risk of accidents when parked cars suddenly open their doors without checking for oncoming motorcycles.
  • Tailgating: Following a motorcycle too closely can be dangerous, as it reduces the time available to react to sudden stops or maneuvers by the motorcyclist.
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