Motorcycle Accidents And Blind Spots
The area a driver is unable to see is referred to as their blind spot. After all, a driver can see what is in their range of vision and what visual information is available from their side and rear view mirrors without moving from their typical driving position. But the areas outside of those views need to be checked through a turn of the head and a look over the shoulder. If a person does not check their blind spot before changing lanes or merging, accidents are possible and motorcyclists can be injured.
Whether you were injured in a Florida blind spot accident as a motorcyclist, car driver, or vehicle passenger, there is an Orlando motorcycle accident attorney available to guide you through the damage recovery process.
Motorcycles Have a Smaller Profile
Motorcycles can be overlooked because they are smaller in size than cars and trucks. While the narrow profile of motorcycles makes them agile, they are also at risk when they are in the blind spot of passenger and commercial vehicles.
When possible, motorcycle operators should try to stay out of the blind spots of other drivers to reduce their risk of accident injuries. Because while it is the responsibility of the driver to be attuned to everyone on the road, including motorcyclists, there are many who only make cursory checks of their blind spots, if they check them at all.
And drivers should be alert to their surroundings, making sure to be aware of smaller vehicles and motorcycles. Part of this is adjusting driver mirrors properly before taking to the road. Particularly if you share a vehicle with your spouse or others in your family, you need to check the placement of your rear view mirror and your side mirrors whenever you get behind the wheel of your car or truck.
Additionally, use your turn signals. Signaling lane changes or your intent to merge alerts others to your intentions, which can help in averting a collision as others can adjust their behaviors as well. And before making a lane change or merging into traffic flow, check your blind spot with a look over your shoulder.
After an Injury, Talk to an Attorney
Even if you take all the precautions you can, there is still the possibility of injury as you can’t control the behavior of others. If another’s negligence leads to your accident injury, talk to an Orlando motorcycle accident attorney about financial compensation for medical fees, motorcycle repair expenses, and emotional trauma. Always speak to an experienced accident attorney before speaking to any insurance company.
Do you need a personal injury attorney with extensive motorcycle accident experience? After a blind spot accident, there can be bills, fees, and out-of-pocket costs. You do not need to navigate a complicated motorcycle claim on your own, contact the Orlando personal injury attorneys at Israoui Law. Our skilled Florida personal injury lawyers will assess your situation, determine the worth of your claim, and negotiate on your behalf until a full and fair settlement amount is reached. If necessary, a lawsuit can be filed. To protect your financial future, call 407-381-4529. Turn to Israoui Law for the personal attention you deserve.