Motorcyclists deserve a safe driving experience, just like all other drivers on the highway. But sometimes other drivers do not operate their vehicles with care. While these incidents may cause expensive repairs if an accident involves another car or truck, they can cause injury or death if the event involves someone on a motorcycle.
Here are some common types of motorcycle accidents.
Single Motorcycle Accident
Sometimes debris on the road, such as limbs, grass clippings, or chunks of tires, can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of his or her vehicle.
Other motorists may fail to yield to oncoming motorcyclists and may strike those individuals when making a left turn. While this could cause expensive damage if the incident involved another car, it could prove fatal to someone on a motorcycle.
Inattentive drivers may find themselves hitting another vehicle from behind. If a motorcycle is in the path of a distracted driver, the accident may prove dangerous.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Even with all the work that has been done to discourage people from driving while under the influence, people still make poor decisions. If you were injured by a motorist who chose to drink and drive, you should not have to pay for your medical bills. Also, your finances should not suffer from the time you had to take off work.
While we hope that all motorcyclists in Kansas City stay safe on the roads, Woods Law KC would like to assist those who have become involved in an accident. Contact our office today, so we can answer any questions you may have concerning your injury.