Motorcyclists are constantly hearing about how dangerous motorcycles are, and how even the most minor accidents can be fatal for a motorcyclist. Some motorcyclists believe that if they drive safely and obey the rules of the road, they will not be victims of such an accident. While it is true that defensive driving will minimize the risk of accident, the truth is that many motorists don't even notice small motorcycles on the road.
Motorcycles are not very common vehicles, and they do not have the sheer size of large trucks like 18-wheelers. Car drivers are not likely to miss the large trucks sharing the road with them, but they are not accustomed to looking for the comparatively tiny motorcyclists, and this is how many accidents occur. You could be minding your own business, driving next to a car that decides to switch lanes, and if the driver does not see you, disaster could occur.
While it is important for motorists to pay extra attention in case a motorcyclist is around, there is little one can do to affect the driving habits of others. It seems that no matter how much attention is drawn to motorcyclists and their plight, motorcycle accidents still occur all across the country, including in Virginia. Fortunately, even if we cannot prevent another's carelessness around motorcyclists, we can do our part to share the road with a heightened conscientiousness.
Northern Virginia Attorneys
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident and you were not at fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Of course you must prove that the other driver was at fault, and this may be difficult if the other driver denies liability. Visit our motorcycle accident web page to learn how we can help you build a strong case to get the compensation you deserve.