Though several different factors can cause motorcycle accidents, a motorist’s failure to see a motorcycle, also known as motorcycle invisibility, is the leading cause. Because of their relatively small size, motorcycles are often in the blind spots of regular motor vehicles. Furthermore, if a driver is at all distracted, he or she has a much greater chance of failing to notice a motorcycle on the road. In today’s day and age of large SUVs with larger blind spots, and of drivers commonly talking on their cell phone o even texting, it is much easier for drivers to miss motorcycles. Motorcycle invisibility causes cars to change lanes into a lane where a motorcycle is already driving, usually causing an accident. If you have been in an accident due to a distracted driver or a driver who could not see you, call a Gwinnett County auto accident attorney today for a free consultation.
The three most common motorcycle accident scenarios caused by motorcycle invisibility are:
- Collision of the motor vehicle and motorcycle
- A motor vehicle cutting off a motorcycle
- A motor vehicle violating a motorcycle’s right of way
In over half of all motorcycle accidents, the driver of the passenger vehicle claims their view was obstructed by another vehicle or by glare in the mirror. Claiming invisibility does not eliminate liability on the part of the motorists. There are many types of evidence to still prove that the accident was the fault of the auto driver. Investigation is a key part in building your case, and the sooner you call an attorney, the better.
If you are injured in a motorcycle and the driver claims motorcycle invisibility, contact an experienced auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.