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Common causes of motorcycle accidents

On Behalf of | May 2, 2019 | Personal Injury |

People in Hawaii use different modes of transportation to get where they need to go. People drive cars, trucks, ride motorcycles, ride bicycles and sometimes simply walk to where they are going. Which type of transportation people decide to use usually depends on a number of factors such as how far the person is going, how much time they have to get there, the weather and other factors. No matter what people decide to use though it is important that they follow the rules of the road in order to help keep themselves and others on the roads safe.

All of these various modes of transportation present dangers that are not present in others. For example, motorcycle accidents can be more dangerous for the riders than for the people driving trucks. This is because motorcycles offer very little protection to the rider compared to cars or trucks. Very little keeps riders from hitting the pavement or other objects after being thrown off the motorcycle in an accident. Also, due to the size difference between motorcycles and cars, the accident does not need to be as violent to cause these injuries.

There are many causes of motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles as well, but some are more common than others. One is cars making a left hand turn in front of a motorcycle because the driver does not see the motorcycle when making the turn. Another common cause is a car changing lanes into the motorcycle again because the car did not see the motorcycle. A car hitting the motorcycle from behind is another common cause. There are other factors that cause motorcycle accidents as well.

When other vehicles do not pay attention to motorcycles and hit them in Hawaii, it may not cause very much damage to the vehicle, but they can be devastating for the motorcyclist who could easily suffer catastrophic injuries. The victims of these accidents may be entitled to compensation. This compensation will not heal the injuries, but it can still be very valuable as the motorcyclist recovers from their injuries. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this compensation and may be able to guide one through the process.