Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. However, the risks of being hit while riding a motorcycle on I-70 or any other high-speed-limit road can be more serious than the risks of being hit on a local road. The speed at which you and the other motorist are traveling at the time of your collision can result in serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. Accordingly, it is important for all motorists to know how motorcycle accidents occur on I-70, and it is important for bikers to know how to reach an experienced Kansas City motorcycle accident lawyer if they are hurt.
3 Reasons Motorcycle Accidents Occur on Highways
Some of the risks that occur on highways include:
- Difficulty seeing motorcyclists. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and may be difficult to see while traveling on the highway.
- Difficulty anticipating the distance between vehicles. Motorcyclists may appear to be further away than they really are because of their small size in relation to other vehicles. Accordingly, car and truck drivers may think they have more space between them and motorcyclists than they really do.
- Difficulty anticipating the speed at which a motorcyclist is traveling. Since motorcyclists are smaller than other vehicles, it can be difficult to anticipate how fast a bike is going, and accidents can result.
Of course, there are also many other reasons why I-70 motorcycle crashes occur, and it is important to be aware that you could be at risk and to be aware of what to do if you are injured.
Call a Kansas City Car Accident Attorney if You Are Hurt
If you’ve been hurt, it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer today at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616 for more information about your rights and possible recovery. We also invite you to learn more by downloading a FREE copy of our book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim, from our website.