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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

While most riders use every possible safety precaution, motorcycles lack the protection of a passenger vehicle and a motorcyclist is much more vulnerable to serious injuries when struck by a car or truck. The violent impact of a collision can throw a rider off a motorcycle and cause serious or fatal injuries.

After a motorcycle accident, it is essential to consult a motorcycle accident lawyer immediately. If the crash was caused by another driver’s negligence you may be entitled to compensation. Our motorcycle injury lawyers at Trost Law Group have over 30 years of experience in protecting the rights of those injured in motorcycle accidents and pursuing the maximum compensation available.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Left-Turn Crashes

The single most dangerous situation for motorcyclists, as these account for 42% of all accidents involving a motorcycle and a car. Usually the turning car strikes the motorcycle when it is going straight through an intersection.

Rear-End Crashes

These happen most of the time at red lights and stop signs when a car doe snot stop in time to avoid hitting the back of the motorcycle.

Car-Door Accidents

This type of crash occurs when a driver opens a car door next to an active lane of traffic and a motorcyclist crashes into the door.

Lane Change Accidents

These occur when another vehicle changes lanes in front of or veers into the lane that is occupied by a motorcyclist.

Slippery Weather Conditions

Poor driving conditions are a contributing factor in some motorcycle accidents for both the rider and negligent parties.

Hitting Gravel In A Blind Turn Or Entering It Too Fast

Roadway hazards like gravel and potholes are incredibly dangerous for riders, especially on turns. Controlling and reducing your speed prior to entering a turn helps prevent accidents.

What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, no matter how severe your injury is, the first thing you must do is seek medical attention. As soon as you see a doctor, it is important to ask him or her a number of questions that may help you with your car accident claim or personal injury lawsuit.
What is the full extent of my injuries?
Are there any future health concerns that I should know?
What caused my injuries?
When can I go back to work?
May I have copies of my medical records?

The Importance of Taking Photos After a Car Accident

When a car accident occurs, you may feel overwhelmed with thoughts and utterly frustrated instead of being focused and thinking rationally. At Randall J. Trost, P.C., our Lynchburg personal injury attorney understands how important it is to take prompt, precise action after a collision. Gathering as much evidence as you can only benefit your claim, especially if it’s taken to court.
Photos offer visual details which depict how the accident happened, the individual(s) at fault and the injuries or damages that occurred. Due to the popularity and necessity of cellular phones, the benefit of possessing one is the camera feature, enabling users to take as many pictures as memory space allows.

Why You Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident

Whether you suffered a minor injury or a serious one, it is imperative to see a doctor after a car accident. Not only must you visit a physician to determine the full extent of your injuries, but to also help build your car accident insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

Unfortunately, motorcyclists often get an unjustified bad rap from other drivers. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of them actually operate their motorcycle in a very safe and responsible manner. Often times, the cause of accidents involving these vehicles is due to other drivers not knowing how to safely interact with them on the road. From aggressive driving and tailgating to failing to see motorcycles, there are numerous causes of accidents that are not the fault of the motorcyclist.

Some of the factors that are commonly involved in motorcycle accidents include:

DEFECTIVE MOTORCYCLE PARTS

 


TAILGATING AND OTHER FORMS OF AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

 


DRIVERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL

 

DRIVERS SPEEDING OR BREAKING TRAFFIC LAWS

 


DRIVERS FAILING TO SEE MOTORCYCLES WHEN CHANGING LANES

 


DRIVERS PULLING OUT IN FRONT OF A MOTORCYCLE RIDER

 

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