Common Motorcycle Accidents FAQ in the US

Motorcycle accidents are brutal, and 80 percent of motorcyclists involved suffer significant injuries, impacting their minds and bodies. However, aside from the injuries, these accidents may leave riders with many questions. 

That’s why this article from Sandel Law Firm is here. 

Here, we’ll cover four of the most frequently asked questions from motorcyclists involved in accidents. Please continue reading to find the answers you’ve been looking for recently. 

Commonly Asked Questions Online_ Motorcycle Accidents

Commonly Asked Questions Online: Motorcycle Accidents

Whether you’re wondering who’s at fault in most motorcycle accidents or the lawsuit timeline, you’ll find your answer here. However, if we happen to miss your most pressing question, please contact us and ask directly. 

We’re here to help with world-class insider knowledge. Reach out to us anytime. 

Who is at fault in most motorcycle accidents?

The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by reckless drivers. In fact, around 75 percent of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision between a motorcycle and at least one car.

Possibly due to the protection cars and trucks offer, many passenger vehicle drivers are a danger on the road. In many cases, they’ll overlook motorcyclists or simply drive with careless regard. 

The following are the most common motorcycle accidents involving passenger vehicles:

  • Reckless lane changes. 
  • Distracted driving. 
  • Brake-checking.
  • Left-turn accidents.
  • Failure to yield.
  • Door-opening into a lane.

In other cases, motorcycle accidents only involve the motorcyclist, who lost control due to poor weather conditions or other factors. 

Can you get PTSD from a motorcycle accident_Can you get PTSD from a motorcycle accident?

Unfortunately, yes. You can get PTSD from a motorcycle accident. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can develop after any very stressful, frightening or distressing event. One should also note that accidents may also trigger existing PTSD. 

How long does it take to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit?

It’s difficult to say precisely how long a lawsuit would take to file or resolve due to the factors involved. However, often, lawsuits can be filed and settled six months to a year after the accident. That’s assuming other factors don’t complicate the matter or force you to court. 

We guarantee that those of us at Sandel Law Firm will ensure the quickest, ideal result. 

What percentage of motorcycle accidents is the motorcyclist_s fault_What percentage of motorcycle accidents is the motorcyclist’s fault?

According to research, riders’ errors cause almost 66 percent of single-vehicle motorcycle crashes. That’s a significant and worrying statistic that illustrates motorcyclists’ need for more education and safety precautions. 

(Read this article for tips on staying safe on the road.)

It’s hard to find accurate data regarding the percentage of motorcycle accidents where the rider is at fault. However, it’s safe to say those accidents are in the minority. 
If you were recently in a motorcycle accident, ensure your best interests are protected with Sandel Law Firm. We understand motorcycle accidents and can use our insider knowledge to ensure the optimal outcome of your situation. Reach out to us today with a free consultation to discuss the details of your potential claim.

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