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You can seek compensation if a driver pulls out in front of you

There are some primary reasons why motorcyclists get into accidents. Many times, these accidents are caused by other drivers. Why does this happen when motorcycles are as much a part of the roadways as any other vehicle? Motorcycles can appear to be traveling slower than they are, and some drivers simply don't look for them on the roads. They're small, and they simply don't stand out.

Around two-thirds of all crashes involving a motorcyclist involve a passenger vehicle as well. In most cases, it's the other vehicle making a left turn in front of the motorcycle that causes the accident. It's the most dangerous accident you can get into as a motorcyclist, because you'll be more likely to be in a head-on collision or near head-on collision, which is more likely to cause you serious injuries or to result in death.

It's true that your motorcycle is not as visible as larger vehicles, so making yourself stand out can help. Wearing a brightly colored vest over your motorcycle gear or making your motorcycle louder can help make yourself more obvious.

Where are you most likely to get into an accident? Interestingly enough, it's at intersections, even though those are places where one vehicle should obviously have the right of way. Drivers who don't see you, don't slow down enough when you're going to turn or try to pass you are most common in situations involving intersections.

Our website has more on motorcycle accidents and what to do if you're in a crash. With the right representation, you can make sure you get what you need from your claim.

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