North Carolina and South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle riders enjoy the relaxation, thrills, and sense of freedom on the open road. However, these riders are also faced with many risks. Motorcycles are much smaller than other passenger vehicles and can be more difficult to see on the roads. If a motorist does not see a motorcyclist, then an accident is inevitable.
North Carolina and South Carolina attorney Brian Steed Tatum has a long history of helping injured motorcyclists and their families after a motorcycle accident. As this aftermath is stressful for clients, his experience ensures that his clients receive all the care they need while getting the compensation they deserve.
Limited Visibility Motorcycle Accidents
A limited visibility motorcycle accident occurs when a motor vehicle driver does not see and yield to a motorcyclist. Because of the motorcycle’s size, even the smallest lapse in attention can cause a driver in a car or truck to fail to see that the motorcyclist had the right of way.
Often, drivers who are in motorcycle collisions claim that they did not see the rider—either not at all or not until it was too late to avoid the collision. However, these limited visibility accidents can be caused by drivers who are distracted, impaired, or drowsy. While motorcyclists can take many steps to ensure that they are visible to other motorists, if these motorists are not operating their vehicle with reasonable care, then collisions can be devastating.
In order for riders to increase their visibility, they should take the following steps:
- Wear brightly colored clothing and light-reflective helmets
- Add reflective tape or reflectors to their bikes
- Keep out of vehicles’ blind spots and do not follow other vehicles too closely, as this can decrease reaction time and increase the risk that a rider will not be seen by other vehicles
- Choose a lane that allows for maximum visibility when approaching intersections
- Keep signals, brake lights, horn, and mirrors in proper working order
- Be aware of surrounding vehicles
- Avoid riding in extreme weather conditions that impair visibility
Both motorcyclists and passenger vehicle drivers driving responsibly will promote motorists’ safety on the streets, the highways, and in traffic jams.
Consult an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Working with an experienced legal professional who will help you understand all of your options so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. This is the first step after suffering from injuries caused by a motorcycle accident. Experienced motorcycle accident attorney Brian Steed Tatum is ready to help clients understand their legal rights and the process of seeking legal recourse after a motorcycle accident.
At the Tatum Law Firm, we are determined that our clients receive the maximum compensation that they are entitled to receive by law. We take care in getting to know our clients and their cases so that we are able to support them during all steps of the legal process. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle collision, please contact our office at (704) 307-4350, or reach out to us online for a free case evaluation.