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Common motorcycle accidents and how to avoid them

Even though it is the middle of October, motorcycle riders are not ready to but their bikes away for the winter. Indeed, hard core riders will be on their bikes until the first snow falls. Because of this, they must still be vigilant and do what they can to avoid accidents. With that, this post will identify a number of common accidents and what riders can do to avoid them.

A driver changes lanes in front of you – A driver may not see a motorcycle rider before changing lanes. After all, they are not programmed to see motorcycles, even though they have a duty to do so. To avoid this type of accident, riders should stay out of blind spots. While this may seem easier said than done, try to make sure you can see a driver’s eyes in their mirror. 

A driver hits you from behind – While the most common car accident is a fender bender, these types of accidents can kill a motorcycle rider. To avoid this potential tragedy, try to stop on the side of a lane, instead of the center. You could also stop in between lanes of cars.

Hitting gravel in a blind corner – Arguably, there is nothing scarier than hitting a patch of gravel that you could not see. This can cause you to wipe out. To avoid this, slow down to speeds where your reaction time is such that you can make split second adjustments.

If you are injured by another driver and want to know more about your rights and options, an experienced personal injury attorney can help. 

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