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Motorcycle and Car Collisions
Motorcyclists are accustomed to sharing the road with different kinds of vehicle, but not all car drivers are. Many car operators are unaccustomed to keeping an eye out for motorcycles on the road. As a result, they often make careless decisions, endangering the lives and wellbeing of those operating motorcycles.
If you or someone you know has been hurt on the road as part of a motorcycle accident involving a negligent car driver, there is someone who can help. The Cedar Rapids personal injury attorneys at Leehey Olson Law, P.C., can help you navigate the legal system and seek the compensation you need. Contact our offices today at (319) 294-4424.
How Motorcyclists can Avoid an Accident
There are a number of things motorcyclists can do to prevent tragic accidents:
- Keep a larger following distance from trucks and other larger vehicles that may have trouble seeing you.
- Avoid driving in a vehicle operator’s blind spot.
- Always use extreme caution when driving. Except for a helmet you have nothing protecting you from collision with a vehicle. Account for the fact that drivers may not see you or may not use their signals properly.
However, even when these steps are taken, tragic accidents can occur due to the negligence and inability to drive safely on the part of car drivers.
When car operators decide to navigate their vehicle in a risky way, they must be held accountable. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of car driver unwilling to share the road, you have a right to seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Contact the Cedar Rapids personal injury attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424 to discuss your case.