Motorcyclists know that their vehicles provide a unique thrill that is seemingly unmatched by other experiences. Motorcycles also involve a genuine increased danger for riders because of the heightened susceptibility to catastrophic injuries when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents.
In many cases, motorcyclists are injured because of the negligence of other drivers. In such cases, victims can be entitled to damages for all of their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Were you severely injured or was your loved one killed in a motorcycle crash in Minnesota? You should avoid speaking to an insurance company until you have first contacted JD Haas & Associates. You can receive a free consultation when you call (952) 345-1025 today.
Frequent Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
No two motorcycle crashes are the same. Every single accident involves its own victims and unique sets of circumstances.
Still, certain kinds of wrecks are especially common. Some of the most common types of collisions include, but are not limited to:
- Left-Turn Collisions — One of the most frequent kinds of crashes involves a motorist attempting to turn left in front of an oncoming motorcycle. Whether the driver does this because of misjudgment, impatience, or simple failure to see the motorcycle, a motorcyclist is powerless to avoid colliding with the automobile. Motorcyclists not only suffer severe injuries in the impact of the collision, but many also have injuries worsened by being thrown several feet from their bikes.
- Rear-End Accidents — While simple, low-speed “fender benders” involving motor vehicles rarely result in injuries, motorcyclists are not as fortunate when they are struck from behind by larger vehicles. Even when negligent drivers are not traveling at high speeds, the impact can still throw a motorcyclist from his or her bike. High-speed rear-end crashes can be fatal.
- Head-On Collisions — Some drivers strike motorcycles with the front ends of their vehicles. Such accidents usually involve drunk driving, although improper passing can also cause these types of accidents.
- Lane Change Accidents — When motorcycles and automobiles are traveling in the same direction, crashes occur when the automobile driver attempts to switch into the motorcyclist’s lane without noticing he or she is there. Motorcycles can be more difficult to notice in a driver’s blind spot, and bikes are often crushed in these types of collisions.
It is also important to remember that some motorcycle accidents do not involve other vehicles. Some crashes are the result of defective parts or improper repairs, and other parties could be liable for a victim’s injuries in such cases.
Find a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Minnesota
If you were severely injured or your loved one was killed in a motorcycle crash in Minnesota, it is in your best interest to quickly seek legal representation. JD Haas & Associates represents clients all over the greater Bloomington area.
Our firm will fight to help you recover all of the compensation you are entitled to. Call (952) 345-1025 or contact us online to receive a free consultation that will let our personal injury lawyers provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.