As an experienced Denton County personal injury attorney who has handled motorcycle accident cases in Carrolton and across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, I have learned that most car and truck drivers just do not watch out for bike riders. Far too often, the negligent motorist responsible for my client’s injuries has told me that they just didn’t see the motorcyclist until it was too late to avoid a collision. Even professionally licensed CDL drivers regularly fail to take care when driving an 80,000 lbs tractor trailer near a motorcyclist.
The injuries sustained by a motorcycle operator or passenger in the event of a multi-vehicle collision can often by catastrophic in nature. If you or someone you loved has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you speak with a board certified personal injury lawyer who as soon as possible. Call the Anderson Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation on your personal situation. Call toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
How Your Brake Lights Could Save Your LifeIntersections are the most dangerous place for motorcyclists. While they are habitually ignored by other road users, it is often even worse at intersections as car and truck drivers will instinctively be on the lookout for other larger vehicles rather than motorcycles. As a result, a driver might fail to see a biker right in front of them, or might make a turn into their path even though it was the motorcyclist’s right of way.
Experienced motorcyclists are accustomed to identifying potential hazards up ahead and taking aversive action before they reach the danger, but that is a lot harder to do when the potential danger is behind you. In order to increase the likelihood that the car or truck behind you notices you on the approach to an intersection, it is always a good idea to apply your brakes – and thus flash your brake lights – in plenty of time as you approach a stop sign, traffic light, or turning. Covering your brakes in this way also gives you the benefit of precious extra seconds just in case you ever need to make an emergency stop due to another driver failing to yield. Gently applying your brakes every time you approach an intersection, rather than simply easing up on the throttle, sends a clear signal to those vehicles following behind you.
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