Intersection accidents account for a high number of motorcycle accidents. The reality is that drivers have a hard time seeing motorcycles. At night or other times of low visibility, motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence.
The injuries which result from a motorcycle accident are usually severe. In intersection accident situations, a driver turns left directly into the path of a motorcycle. There are three things which will happen. First, the motorcyclist can try to take evasive maneuvers, like laying the bike down or trying to maneuver to the side. Second, he or she can try to stop, but depending on the speed of the bike, abrupt brake use can cause the motorcyclist to lose control of the bike. Third, a collision may be unavoidable. No matter what the outcome, serious injuries are very likely.
Fortunately, Pennsylvania motor vehicle law gives the right of way to motorcycles in these kinds of situations. Drivers who are making left hand turns must yield to oncoming traffic which is close to the intersection. For more information about Pennsylvania law and left turn accidents involving motorcycles, click here.
Motorcyclists who sustain serious injuries have legal rights to seek compensation for their injuries, medical bills and lost wages. In addition to the other driver, other parties may be liable. Read more about liability beyond the other driver in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident case. For more information, contact a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer.
More Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Legal Articles:
- Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accidents – Steps to Take After an Accident
- Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Law – Who Pays for Medical Bills?
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