Due to the smaller size of motorcycles, it is more likely that they will be caught in another vehicle’s blind spot while traveling. Unfortunately, another driver’s failure to see a motorcycle is a common cause of accidents. These crashes may lead to significant injuries that can leave a motorcyclist with costly medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Victims may be entitled to compensation from the party responsible for the crash even if the other driver could not see them at the time the accident occurred.
Five Ways a Driver Is Liable for a Blind-Spot Motorcycle Accident
A driver’s inability to see a motorcycle at the time of a crash is not necessarily an excuse that can relieve the driver of liability after an accident. The driver can still be held liable under several different circumstances, including the following:
- The driver did not check his or her blind spots before attempting to merge or make another maneuver that led to the collision with the motorcycle.
- The driver misjudged the speed at which the motorcycle was traveling.
- The driver misjudged the position of the motorcycle within the lanes of traffic.
- The driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
- The driver was distracted at the time of the accident as a result of cell phone use, eating, drinking, navigational system use, radio use, or other factor.
If you were injured in a motorcycle crash and the other driver claims you were in a blind spot, you may still have a claim for compensation. We can help. We encourage you to check out our many successful case results for more information.