Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

A closer look at how motorcycle accidents happen

Many motorcyclists have either been clipped by a car or had a close call. The driver often will say, "I never saw the motorcycle." According to studies, nearly one-third of motorcycle crashes are caused by a driver who, for one reason or another, did not see the motorcycle.

If you or someone you care about was injured in a motorcycle wreck, you may be entitled to compensation. Let the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin assist you with your legal decisions. When we handle motorcycle cases, we pore over records and may consult with experts to determine exactly what happened and who is liable in the motorcycle crash.

Other ways a motorcycle crash can happen include other forms of driver negligence, such as talking on a cell phone or texting while driving. In some cases, a biker might take a spill due to road defects or motorcycle defects. There are many ways an accident can happen. Astonishingly, some insurance companies may try to point the finger at the motorcycle rider even when someone else's reckless behavior caused the accident.

Examining the root cause of motorcycle crashes

Our attorneys have handled many motorcycle cases involving a variety of causes. The following is a brief list of some common causes of motorcycle wrecks:

  • Car or truck moves into motorcyclist's right of way.
  • Driver distraction
  • Reckless driving or speeding by another motorist.
  • Road defects, such as bumps, potholes, gashes, loose gravel or debris.
  • Motorcycle defects such as malfunctioning brakes or tires.

With so much at stake in a motorcycle accident, you may need a hard-hitting attorney who can help you pursue compensation for your losses, which may include expensive medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering and future rehabilitation.

Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin

Contact our offices today to arrange a free case review and confidential conversation. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in North Carolina may be able to assist you or your loved one with your case. Call 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online. Tell the insurance companies you mean business.