What Causes a Motorcycle Accident?

Miley Legal Group

Labor Day weekend is a time of fun family get-togethers and celebration, but it is also a time of heavy traffic and dangerous situations on the roadways. If you plan to drive a motorcycle this Labor Day, these dangers are increased tenfold. The best way to avoid a motorcycle crash is to recognize common causes of motorcycle accidents beforehand and attempt to avoid them.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are a number of different factors that could come together in a number of different ways to cause a motorcycle accident. The small, open design that makes motorcycles so appealing also leaves motorcyclists entirely vulnerable to road hazards.

Many motorcycle accidents happen because the driver of a passenger car forgets to check their side view mirrors before changing lanes. As a motorcyclist, you could cause your own accident by driving too fast, recklessly swerving between lanes or driving in adverse weather conditions.

Hazardous road conditions are also more dangerous to motorcyclists than they are to the average motorist. Such conditions include:

  • cobblestones;
  • road debris;
  • potholes;
  • gravel; and
  • blind corners.

Contacting a Clarksburg Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents can leave victims with long-term or lifelong injuries. If someone else’s negligence caused your motorcycle accident, you should not have to shoulder these extensive costs alone. To learn more about your legal options for seeking compensation after a West Virginia motorcycle accident, contact the Clarksburg personal injury attorneys at The Miley Legal Group for a FREE consultation – (304) 326-1800