What Are The Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina?

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Motorcycle accidents are particularly dangerous because, unlike occupants in enclosed vehicles, motorcyclists have nothing to shield them from the full impact of a crash. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), these accidents claim thousands of lives year after year across the country. Survivors are often left with catastrophic injuries and unable to work.

At Kreger Brodish, LLP, we are dedicated to helping injury victims throughout North Carolina secure the full and fair compensation they deserve after being injured in accidents they did not cause. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident at little to no fault of your own, our legal team is ready to evaluate your case and make sure you understand your full legal rights and options.

Call (888) 820-5885 or visit our website to schedule your free case evaluation with a skilled Durham personal injury attorney today. Read on to learn about common causes of motorcycle accidents.

Driver Error

Negligent or reckless driving is a leading cause of auto accidents across the country, including those involving motorcycles. These accidents are entirely preventable by simply driving more carefully. Common forms of driver error that can lead to motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding – This is easily one of the top causes of accidents in the United States. Of course, we all know that speeding is illegal. Sadly, many drivers continue to engage in this irresponsible behavior.
  • Failure to yieldFailure to yield the right-of-way is another all-too-frequent cause of motorcycle accidents. Drivers who fail to check for other vehicles before going through an intersection or merging into an adjacent lane can collide with a motorcyclist and cause a serious accident.
  • Tailgating – Drivers who follow too closely behind a motorcyclist may not give themselves enough time to break. In the event of a sudden stop, even a slight tap by a front bumper can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of their vehicle.