What Are the Main Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

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Meet Andrew S. Kryder, Esq., the founding partner of The Kryder Law Group, LLC, Accident and Injury Lawyers. Andy and his legal team have decades of experience representing motorcycle operators seriously injured in accidents in Chicago and across Illinois.

Known for making complex legal issues understandable, Andy describes the major causes of motorcycle accidents in this video.

The motorcycle injury lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers provide legal representation for clients with a motorcycle accident case. A motorcycle rider can suffer serious injuries—like head injuries or fatal accidents—that may be caused by head-on collisions or accidents involving other vehicles. Many motorcycle accidents happen when drivers don’t see riders because of distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, lane splitting, reckless driving, and road hazards.

The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois

Andy begins, “Many people ask, ‘What’s the most common reason for motorcycle accidents?'”

Reported Motorcycle Crashes Result from Lack of Visibility

“Well—in my experience,” he answers, “it boils down to one word. Visibility.”

Visibility is the Common Factor in Motorcycle Crashes

He continues, “The reality is that motorcycles are just harder to see. I also think that people in cars are not conditioned to be looking for motorcycles. They’re looking for other cars.”

The Main Cause of Crashes Involving Motorcycle Riders

What Are the Main Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Infographic“So, when I’m asked, ‘Why do motorcycle accidents happen?’ My number one reason is: visibility! It’s just harder to see motorcycles than other cars.”

Why Is a Motorcycle Crash So Devastating?

“Unfortunately,” Andy reflects, “motorcycle collisions cause some of the most devastating injuries that we see, and it’s easy to understand why.”

He explains why reported motorcycle crashes cause fatal motorcycle accidents. “When you’re on a motorcycle, you’re simply exposed. You don’t have the same protections that you have when you’re in [a car accident].”

Tips from an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

“Now the riding season is upon us,” Andy advises, “I want you to consider this: in my view, the number one reason why motorcycle collisions occur is lack of visibility.”

“So when you take to the road, I want you to assume that [other drivers in] the cars around you don’t know you’re there.”

Preventing Fatal Crashes

“If you assume that, and drive defensively, and also put on reflective gear, a lot of needless collisions can be prevented this year.”

How The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers Can Help

In summary, Andy says, “If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, give us a call. We can quickly evaluate your case and determine if you’re entitled to benefits.”

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