Ohio motorcyclists like you understand that riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous endeavor. However, there are certain factors you may run into on the road that can increase your chances of potentially getting into a crash. These are things you may want to keep an eye out for, if possible.
FindLaw takes a look at some of the unseen dangers motorcyclists may face, including things like weather, road conditions, and traffic conditions. For example, the size of your motorcycle is a potential risk. You can be much harder to spot by other vehicles, especially if they are large or if their driver is not paying good attention to their surroundings. Some of the major risks that increase your chances of not being spotted by other drivers include if the driver in question is:
- Driving under the influence
- Being inattentive
- Driving aggressively
It's possible for your limited ability to steer and brake to contribute to crashes as well. Unfortunately motorcyclists can't easily redirect your vehicles if you anticipate a crash is coming. This may mean that while you can see the problem ahead of you, you can't stop yourself in time to avoid it. You are also abnormally affected by imperfections on the road, including potholes, debris, and garbage left behind by other motorists or road working crews.
Have you been involved in a motorcycle crash that has left you with injuries or damage to your bike that has caused significant financial distress? If so, you may want to seek the aid of an attorney. They can help you gain the compensation you deserve.