Motorcycle accidents occur for many different reasons, however, it is not unusual for a Georgia accident report to say something like “the driver claimed he did not see the motorcycle.” It is very common for a driver to not notice a motorcyclist until it’s too late to stop the crash. Why are motorcycles so easy to overlook?
Here are six reasons that Georgia motorists fail to see motorcyclists:
According to one study done by the International Motorcycle Safety Conference, drivers are more likely to notice motorcyclists if they ride motorcycles or have close friends or family members who ride. Drivers who are more aware of motorcyclists on the road are less likely to cause a car accident.
Although many studies have shown that drivers, not motorcyclists, cause most motorcycle accidents, insurance companies tend to portray motorcyclists as reckless risk-takers. Our Atlanta injury lawyers fight these stereotypes to help injured motorcyclists receive the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney, please contact Kaufman Law.