There are many different causes of Buffalo motorcycle accidents. If you have been seriously injured in a crash, you could be entitled to receive compensation. Contact our Buffalo or Niagara Falls offices today to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Buffalo Motorcycle Accidents | Common Examples
Most of the motorcycle accidents that we have seen in the Western New York area have occurred as a result of negligence. Many car drivers fail to notice motorcycles because of these vehicles’ smaller size, and drivers can easily turn at the wrong time, cutting off and colliding with adjacent motorcycles.
Common causes of motorcycle-related accidents include:
- Drivers running a red light or stop sign.
- Drivers failing to yield right-of-way to the motorcycle, particularly during lane changes.
- Drivers failing to check blind spots for motorcyclists before changing lanes.
Causes of Buffalo Motorcycle Accidents | Injuries
In Western New York, motorcycle accidents become most common in late spring and early summer, and these accidents frequently receive news coverage because the extent of the injuries is far more serious than that of those sustained in car accidents. Victims of motorcycle accidents are the most susceptible of all drivers to sustaining grave injuries; motorcycles lack the protective shell, seatbelts, airbags, and size of passenger vehicles, which makes it easier for other drivers to strike them by accident. An often-used defense that we hear in motorcycle accident-related cases is that the driver of the passenger vehicle simply did not see the motorcyclist. The damage to motorcycles is also worse than that to cars and trucks, as motorcycles are usually totaled in these accidents, leaving their riders with long uphill battles to recovery.
If you have suffered a serious injury from a motorcycle accident in Western New York, contact our experienced Buffalo motorcycle accident attorneys to fight for you.