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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Driving any type of motor vehicle is a threatening activity when the vehicle isn’t handled properly or when the driver fails to pay attention to his or her driving.

Unfortunately, even the safest and most concentrated drivers are not guaranteed safe travel, as they are always threatened by the actions of other drivers on the road. Many of these dangers affect motorcyclists more than drivers of other vehicles, as motorcycles are inherently more vulnerable than most cars and trucks.

In order for motorcyclists and other drivers to stay safe on the road, it is important to be familiar with the common causes of motorcycle accidents so that they can hopefully be avoided.

Accident Causes

Collisions with other vehicles account for the majority of motorcycle accidents. These can be traced to accidents caused by the motorcyclist as well as the driver of the other vehicle. Accidents caused by motorcyclists are typically the result of unsafe driving practices such as:

  • Weaving through traffic
  • Speeding
  • Failure to inspect / repair motorcycle problems
  • Driving while intoxicated

In the case of accidents caused by the drivers of other vehicles, most accidents can be traced to

  • Failure of the other driver to see the motorcyclist on the road (often when changing lanes)
  • Speeding
  • Driving while intoxicated

Of course, there are some accidents that are not caused by either driver’s fault, but by dangerous road conditions including:

  • Road construction
  • Dangerous weather
  • Debris on the roadway

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 and schedule a consultation.





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