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Avoiding a Louisville Motorcycle Accident and Injuries

What are some first hand tips for avoiding a Louisville motorcycle accident and injuries?  A motorcycle is no match for a car or truck, pound for pound, and its driver and passenger are not well protected in an impact.  Motorcycle riders inherently understand the risks and danger of traffic and sharing the road with other vehicles.

Based upon accident data from the Kentucky State Police, what are some tips to protect you while avoiding a Louisville motorcycle accident and injuries?

Be Especially Alert of Vehicles Approaching a Left Hand Turn

One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents resulting in injuries is a car, truck or other vehicle turning in front of an oncoming motorcycle.  National data shows almost half of fatal motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers who don’t “see” an oncoming motorcycle when they make a left hand turn.  Always allow yourself plenty of room when approaching an intersection.

Stay Out of the Quarter Panel Blind Spot

Most drivers do not adjust their mirrors appropriately.  Most mirrors are set to show the side of the car instead of what is going on in the lane next to them.  Stay out of the rear and front quarter panel of any vehicle you are traveling beside.  Most drivers don’t really look intently before changing lanes, and these accidents often result in serious and life-threatening injuries for motorcyclists and their passengers.

Stay Ahead of the Game

Many motorists have a hard time judging the actual distance between their front bumper and the motorcycle they are following.  They are often distracted and may not be as prepared to stop as quickly as you are.  Motorcyclists and their passengers are at serious risk of permanent injury or a loss of life when they are hit from behind.  If you feel the driver behind you is too close, they are!

The attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC have represented accident and injury victims in Louisville and across Kentucky since 1924.  We aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for our injured motorcycle accident clients.  Contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation.  We hope some of these tips help with avoiding a Louisville motorcycle accident and injuries which may alter the future of your life.

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