Naturally, motorcyclists are at greater risk for injury and death in an accident than someone in a car or truck. This is simply because they have less protection around them and exposure to the full force of the crash. In many cases, this is devastating.
A common type of motorcycle accident occurs when a motor vehicle turns left into the path of a motorcyclist driving straight. Here are the facts about left turn motorcycle accidents and how an attorney can help you obtain fair compensation after you or a loved one are injured in a collision.
Facts About Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Left Turns
Left turns made by motor vehicle drivers that cause a collision were responsible for 38% of all two-vehicle motorcycle accidents in 2011, according to a study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The only type of collision more dangerous to motorcycle riders than left turns are rear-end collisions caused by the motorcyclist.
One Party Fault vs. Shared Fault
Often during accident reconstruction, the person found at-fault is turning left. In a few cases, however, drivers may share fault. The most important thing to do after a motorcycle accident is the reconstruction. This determines the facts and where the fault lies. Therefore, determining who could be legally and financially responsible for the damages caused by the collision.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Motorcycle accidents can result in a great deal of devastation on many fronts, including financially, emotionally, and physically. If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident, you are likely facing a number of medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle collision, funeral expenses and heartache can be too much to bear.
At Chalker Injury Law, we have helped numerous victims of motorcycle accidents and their families recover after a devastating incident. We will zealously fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve. If you or a family member were in a motorcycle accident caused by someone making a left turn, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced lawyers. Call now for a consultation at (678) 319-9991.