How to Avoid Motorcycle AccidentsAs a motorcycle rider, you know that being on your bike is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have. It can also be one of the most dangerous. Other motorists often fail to recognize you on the roadways and cause catastrophic injuries because of their inattention. In this blog series, we’ll be looking at causes of common motorcycle accidents and give you tips for staying safer on the road.

One of the most common motorcycle accidents is a car turning left right in front of you. The other driver isn’t paying close enough attention to register that your motorcycle is oncoming traffic, just like another car would be.

By staying hyper aware of your surroundings and being prepared for evasive action, you may be able to avoid a collision or lessen your injuries.

  • Be aware of where the danger lies: gaps in traffic near intersections, driveways, and parking lot entrances are all places where drivers may be paying more attention to where they are going than where you are on the road.
  • Watch other drivers’ behaviors: drivers in the turn lane are concerned with crossing through traffic and may not be aware of your presence. Watch the driver to see if they see you, and watch their wheels for indications that they are starting to move.
  • Slow down and cover your brakes when you approach any of these dangerous situations. Driving defensively can save your life.
  • Prepare for evasive action. Is there an empty lane next to you? If you are surrounded by other vehicles, your only choice may be to slow down in anticipation of the impact.

At Shafner Law, our attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of motorcycle accidents seek the justice they deserve. Call our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers today at (303) 796-0555 for your free consultation if you or your loved one has been seriously injured. We serve clients throughout Denver and the entire state of Colorado.