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Common motorcycle accidents caused by negligence

Cruising on a motorcycle is a popular activity for many Aurora, Illinois, residents. It is fun and exciting and even relaxing in some situations. Unfortunately, having so little protection when riding a bike can result in devastating injury when motorcycle accidents occur.

Most biking enthusiasts take a safe and responsible approach to bike riding. These people know the risks and they take active steps to avoid danger. However, other motorists are not always so safety conscious and often cause motorcycle accidents by being negligent. The section below describes several of the most common situations that can lead to bike crashes.

  • Turning cars or trucks: Larger vehicles can cause a lot of trouble for bike riders, many times endangering their safety. One way they do this is by turning in front of motorcycles or turning directly into the bike. As you might expect, this can result in serious motorcycle accidents.
  • Vehicle doors: Some drivers never think to check for vehicles after parking and before opening their car door. When a motorcycle rider runs into an open car door, the consequences are much worse than it is when a car or truck experiences the same situation.
  • Rear-end crashes: It should be easy for other motorists to notice when a bike has stopped at a traffic sign or light. However, as motorcyclists know all too well, these rear-end crashes happen quite frequently. Unfortunately, such a crash scenario puts motorcyclists at risk of suffering severe injuries.

While you may not always be able to avoid motorcycle accidents, you can take legal action against motorists for their negligence. This serves two important purposes. First, it provides you with the compensation you deserve for your harm. Second, it holds negligent people to account for their carelessness.