Top 4 Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Causes in PA

Motorcycles often present low and narrow profiles in traffic. When drivers of cars and trucks cause accidents involving motorcycles, it’s often reported that the driver either never saw the motorcycle or did not see it until it was too late. Four common causes of Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents Are:

Distracted Driving
Any activity that diverts a driver from the task at hand constitutes distracted driving. Distracted driving might consist of talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, or inputting information into a navigational device.

Left Turns
When a driver other than the motorcyclist is responsible for an accident, more than 50 percent of the time, it is a driver of another vehicle who turns left in front of a motorcycle while the motorcycle is going straight ahead. Motorcyclists have an average of about two seconds to try to avoid an accident in these scenarios.

Lane Changes
Driver’s often don’t realize that a motorcycle is beside them. Mirrors and blind spots must be checked for safety. Any lane change must be signaled.

Drunk Driving
Anyone who drives with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher is in violation of Pennsylvania’s strict drunk driving laws. Their judgment, reasoning, reaction time and functionality may be seriously diminished. The Lebanon PA personal injury attorneys at Henry & Beaver take drunk driving accidents seriously. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, attorneys Wiley Parker and Heather Eggert can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the carelessness or negligence of someone else, do not speak to any insurance adjusters without first contacting an attorney. Contact Henry & Beaver at (717) 274-3644 as soon as possible to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation. We will listen to you carefully, answer all of your questions and advise you of your legal rights.