Although some motorcycle riders tend to have a bad reputation, in fact most accidents between motorcycles and other types of vehicles are caused by the other driver, not the motorcycle rider. Some of the most common causes of these types of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield right-of-way to a motorcycle
- Incorrectly judging the speed at which a motorcycle is travelling
- Turning left in front of an oncoming motorcycle
- Not allowing a motorcycle to use the full width of the lane
- Tailgating a motorcycle
As the rider of a motorcycle, you are vulnerable to suffering very extensive and life-threatening injuries in an accident. If you were hurt in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to maximize the compensation you can recover for lost wages, medical bills and for other losses and outcomes.
If you are searching for an experienced Portland and Bangor accident attorney to fight to maximize compensation on your behalf, please contact Lowry & Associates for a free case evaluation. We serve clients from all over the state of Maine.