motorcyclist on a bikeAfter ensuring you’re covered from head-to-toe in safety gear, it’s important to understand and recognize different scenarios that may result in a motorcycle accident. With this knowledge, you are increasing your safety on the road.

Low Visibility

Low visibility can be caused by several issues – bad weather conditions, the cyclist wearing dark clothes, or a dangerous blind spot. To increase safety, be aware of all factors that could contribute to a lack of visibility for the vehicle driver and act accordingly.

Driving Under the Influence

If you or the vehicle driver have alcohol or narcotics in your system, your body will not have an optimal reaction time in the event of an accident. Even mere seconds can be the difference between life and death. We encourage you to never take part in impaired driving.

Rear-end or Head-on Collisions

The biggest advantage a vehicle driver has over a motorcyclist is his seat belt. If a vehicle driver is hit and is wearing his seat belt, he may be jarred but not thrown completely out of the car. If a cyclist is hit, he can easily be thrown off the motorcycle and into the road.

Lane Splitting

Lane splitting occurs when a cyclist drives between two lanes. This is illegal in Georgia and especially dangerous because of the proximity between the vehicles and motorcycles. A slight turn of the wheel can cause a life-threatening motorcycle accident.

Bushway Law Firm: Your Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcyclists may follow all the rules of the road and still get into a serious motorcycle accident because of another driver’s negligence. If you’ve been injured, you likely will have an extensive recovery journey ahead of you. The Bushway team wants to help you get compensation for that journey, so you don’t have to worry about finances. Talk to us today: 478-621-4995.