Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident is one of the more, if not the most, deadly accidents involving motor vehicles. Injuries tend to be more serious in turn making medical costs higher.  Out of the majority of common causes of motorcycle accidents, negligent drivers of normal passenger vehicles, not the cyclist, are the leading cause. Of course, negligent drivers aren’t the only cause of motorcycle accidents; road and vehicle defects could also be to blame.

If you think any of the below listed common causes of motorcycle accidents could have caused your accident, you should contact our Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorneys today for a free consultation. Our motorcycle attorneys also provide no win no fee representation and 24/7 on-call assistance to all PA motorcycle accident victims. Call 1-800-444-5309 now for your free consultation.

6 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

  1. Invisibility of motorcyclists- The motorcyclist is undetected by other drivers. Motorcycles are so small compared to normal passenger vehicles that they often end up in the blind spots of their larger counterparts which causes things like cut-offs, violation of the cyclist’s right-of-way, and even contact between the two vehicles. Truck drivers are at even more risk of missing a motorcyclist. Drivers of these large vehicles have many blind spots and do not see the comparatively small motorcycle, which can result in collision. Most motorcycle accidents are caused by a motor vehicle, a car, truck or SUV making a left turn in front of a motorcyclist’s right of way at an intersection.
  2. Limited visibility- Cyclists themselves have limited visibility. Due to the compact size of motorcycles they too often get caught in between larger cars, trucks, and vans making it hard for them to see the road ahead or its surroundings. The most common instances where this occurs are at intersections, between buildings and parked vehicles, and even behind or next to large shrubbery or trees.
  3. Road hazards- Potholes, oil slicks, puddles, debris, and uneven pavement.
  4. Vehicle defects- Any faulty part on the motorcycle such as tires, breaks, handle bars, fuel system leaks, or the accelerator.
  5. Weather Conditions- Heavy rain, snow, hail, wind, etc. can lead to decreased visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
  6. Violation of motorcycle regulations

Our Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you should be focusing on one thing – getting better. Aside from our free consultations, no win no fee representation, and 24/7 on-call assistance, our Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorneys will be on your side every step of the way and will take the worries and stress off your hands. From the moment you hire us to get your compensation we will:

  • send investigators to the scene of the accident.
  • have experts reconstruct the accident when needed.
  • gather evidence to support your motorcycle case.
  • most importantly, fight the insurance companies that don’t have your best interest in mind.


Please, call our Pennsylvania motorcycle lawyers toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton and will travel to you.

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