Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents


There has been a rise in the frequency of motorcycle mishaps across the state. More than 3,200 motorcycle collisions occur in the state every year, of which many crashes result in physical trauma and even demise.

Riding a motorbike makes you more vulnerable to injury as compared to driving other types of vehicles. Motorcycle mishaps are associated with risks of grave bruises to the riders such as head trauma, neck or back injuries and other serious wounds. 

Every mishap is different, but some kinds of collisions are especially frequent. This holds true with motorbikes, since innumerable motorcyclists are wounded annually across the United States owing to usual sorts of driver carelessness.

Following are the 5 usual types of motorcycle collisions:

  1. Left turn collisions

In North Carolina, mishaps often occur because of riders’ fault when they take left in front of approaching motorbikes. Oftentimes, reckless drivers are unable to correctly estimate the pace of impending motorcycles. Riders might also not spot the motorcycles fully. Whatever excuse a rider might give, the motorcyclist becomes helpless to escape a crash. The sufferer is usually tossed several feet from his bike.

  1. Distracted or careless driving by rider 

Motorcycles have a high probability to be overlooked as these are smaller as compared to other passenger automobiles. Many times motorbike crashes happen because of careless riders switching lanes into motorcycles which are usually traveling in the same path. Drivers frequently experience disastrous trauma in such mishaps.

  1. Rear-End accidents 

Popularly called ‘head-on’ occurs when one motor vehicle hits the back bumper of another automobile, usually at low pace. When a passenger vehicle bangs a motorbike from behind, even at a low speed, the power can still be sufficient to toss a motorcyclist from his or her bike.

  1. Intoxicated Driving

Motorists have a high probability to make bad choices on handling motorcycles when they are riding while impaired (DWI). Intoxicated drivers often give rise to motorcycle collisions, many of which end up being fatal.

  1. Dooring Accidents

The way bicyclists are at the risk of experiencing consequences of an accident in metropolitan areas, similarly ignorant travelers in other places can put motorcyclists in danger when they sway open the doors to passenger automobiles on bustling roads.

It is not necessary that every motorcycle mishap involves some other vehicle. It is quite possible for some motorcyclists to often get injured in crashes caused by faults in the motorcycles. A case could still be filed against the negligent party when the victim suffers trauma in a collision caused by a manufacturer’s faulty item or an unprofessional servicing.

Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are frequently caught in hit-and-run mishaps as often there is hardly any damage to the other vehicle, and its driver panics and runs away from the spot. Or else, the other driver coerced you off the road and either didn't know you met with an accident or that it was their mistake. Both of these are complex situations. There is a chance of no other witnesses being present at the spot, and lack of proof to testify the incident. If you are unaware of the person who wounded you in a motorcycle accident, a motorcycle accident legal adviser can assist you with the claim procedure and strengthen your case to get you the reimbursement that you deserve.

How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

Contributory neglect is a supportive defense, implying that it needs to be raised by the opposing party. You need not fret till it arises, however you ought to be ready for it. Just like you have to prove your claim, it isn’t sufficient for the opposing party to just avert that you were contributorily negligent. To be able to successfully raise the defense, the other party must prove two things: 

1. That you have been careless; and

2. That your neglect contributed to causing the accident. 

An experienced North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney who is adept in dealing with motorcycle accident cases will be able to find out if contributory negligence applies in your case or not. They may require that the other party prove their claim, question their proof, and present testimony to prove that you have not been negligent or your neglect did not contribute to the accident. Contact Dominique Wilson Williams today to seek a free consultation and let him analyze your case to help you secure an appropriate settlement.