Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Cleveland
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Riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car. Motorcycles are smaller, less visible, and less stable than four-wheeled passenger vehicles. Riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, which makes them vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash.
Recent statistics show that 5,579 motorcyclists died in crashes, as stated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In Ohio, there were 223 motorcycle fatalities in 2021, as reported by the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).
Contact the Cleveland motorcycle accident attorney at Dodosh Law Offices for help. Call (440) 298-2344 for representation in Westlake and Independence, and throughout Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, and Summit Counties.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Many motorcycle crashes are not the fault of the rider. Most motorcyclists stay alert to their surroundings, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, travel at safe speeds, and check carefully before changing lanes. Unfortunately, when other drivers on the road are not as diligent, motorcycle riders can suffer the consequences.
Other drivers are at fault for many motorcycle accidents. Common causes include:
- Negligent left turns: This is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. Drivers turning left at intersections cut across the paths of oncoming motorcyclists. In many cases, they fail to register that there’s a motorcycle in the roadway.
- Dooring: When a driver or passenger in a parked vehicle opens a car door into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, the rider must make a split-second decision of whether to swerve into traffic or collide with the car door.
- Unsafe lane changes: Motorcycles are smaller and less noticeable than passenger vehicles. Drivers who fail to signal and check their blind spots before switching lanes can collide with motorcycles.
- Tailgating: Following too closely is dangerous driving behavior that can lead to rear-end collisions. When a passenger vehicle hits a motorcycle from behind, it can have deadly consequences for the rider.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident in Cleveland, Dodosh Law Offices can help. Contact the firm today at (440) 298-2344.
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