Every year there are between 4500 and 5000 deaths and about 90,000 injuries involving motorcyclists on the road. Drivers of other vehicles should have a heightened responsibility to people on motorcycles but unfortunately often times they don’t.
Whenever a car or truck driver is on the road they must be aware that they share the roads with motorcyclists.
The driver of larger vehicles will always be at an advantage in a crash with a motorcycle because of the size and weight of the car or truck. That’s why accidents can be so dangerous, even fatal for motorcycle riders.
Whenever a car or truck driver is on the road they must be aware that they share the roads with motorcyclists. Car and truck drivers need to be cautious so they don’t inadvertently turn in front of a motorcycle or fail to yield to a motorcycle at an intersection. Drivers of cars and trucks also have to be aware that failing to stop at a stop sign or running through a red light while dangerous for another vehicle driver can be fatal for motorcycle riders.
Responsibilities of Four Wheeled Drivers
A vehicle driver's failure to realize or acknowledge the presence of a motorcycle is unacceptable. Therefore, other vehicle operators cannot fail make the mistake of failing to look both ways before continuing travel after a stop or yield sign, nor can the driver of a car or truck ever allow themselves to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The risks are just too great.
Whenever someone on a motorcycle is struck by a car or truck questions are asked: Who had the light? Was the intersection properly marked? Who had the right of way? Many times surveillance cameras are available to help us answer those questions. Records from the local municipal agency may also be available. But one fact is certain, The DiCello Law Firm lawyers understand what evidence needs to be secured. Once that’s done the medical and economic experts and other work can be done to secure the resolution necessary to care for what may be a lifetime of needs.