MOTORCYCLISTS ARE CERTAINLY VULNERABLE TO UNSAFE LANE CHANGES
To many drivers on the road, it is obvious that motorcyclists who share the roadways are without a doubt completely exposed to impacts with other cars. When drivers fail to use due caution when attempting to change lanes, they are putting themselves and other motorists in danger, especially motorcyclists. Unsafe lane changes can create significant problems to drivers of motorcycles. Rearview, and side mirrors have blind spots that make it hard at times to determine if someone is in the lane you are attempting to merge into. This is true for drivers who use these mirrors prior to changing lanes, but a serious problem comes from those who fail to use mirrors at all.
If a person makes an unsafe lane change and impacts a motorcyclist, it would not take much of a bump to strike that person from their bike. Some of the most frequent causes of unsafe lane changes accidents include:
- Speeding in and out of the flow of traffic;
- Not using proper signals to inform other drivers of the merge;
- Aggressive driving to make your way into the next lane;
- Texting or using a smartphone while driving;
- Impaired driving causing swerving into other lanes
Drivers of motorcycles know how dangerous it can be when unsafe lane changes are made by other drivers. These motorcyclists do not have the same protection of their bodies as do people driving cars, vans, and trucks. Understanding that fact, it is clear to say that the injuries that come to motorcyclists who are impacted by unsafe lane changes can be extremely severe and at times deadly. If you or someone you love has been injured on a motorcycle because of another person’s unsafe lane change, contact the legal team at Madalon Law to discuss how they can help you.
MOTORCYCLIST ARE SOMETIMES HARD TO SEE
Automobile drivers are state that they never saw the motorcyclist they hit after an impact has taken place because of an unsafe lane change. That statement can easily lead to the inference that the driver of the vehicle was not paying proper attention to the road. It is important for those who drive motorcycles to understand that other drivers are easily distracted by things going on in their vehicles. With cell phones, eating while driving, and fidgeting with the radio, it’s a wonder that more accidents are not caused by inattentive drivers. If a person who is driving a car is doing something other than focusing on the road, it is obvious that they would not be able to see a motorcyclist approaching them. When they attempt to change lanes while multi-tasking, motorcyclists suffer serious harm.
Because drivers often fail to recognize that they need to share the roadways with motorcycles, accidents due to unsafe lane changes occur. Contacting the Madalon Law Firm regarding you injuries due to an unsafe lane change accident can help you to recover the just compensation you deserve.
DELAYING TO RETAIN LEGAL REPRESENTATION CAN AFFECT COMPENSATION
If you or a loved one has been involved with a motorcycle accident because of an unsafe lane change, it is important that you call Madalon Law today. You will be given a free consultation and speak to one of our motorcycle accident attorneys who will gladly answer your questions. We are based in Fort Lauderdale and represent motorcycle accident victims throughout the state of Florida. Waiting to discuss your case with a legal representative can ultimately cause you more harm than you have already suffered. Call now, and begin the road to recovery.