How Does Failing to Yield the Right-of-Way Cause a Motorcycle Crash?

How Does Failing to Yield the Right-of-Way Cause a Motorcycle Crash?

Drivers of cars, SUVs and trucks often overlook motorcycles on Georgia roads. When motorists fail to give motorcyclists the respect and the right-of-way they deserve, Georgia motorcycle accidents and injuries can occur.

Sometimes these accidents are just that — accidents. However, sometimes motorists contribute to the crash because they failed to yield the right-of-way and caused one of the following types of crashes:

  • Turning left in front of a motorcyclist can cause a car and motorcycle collision, leading to a motorcyclist’s injuries, such as road rash, broken bones, fractured ribs, spinal cord injuries, and head injuries.
  • Sideswiping a motorcycle because the driver didn’t look before changing lanes can lead to leg and arm fractures, broken hips and crush injuries.
  • Forcing the biker into oncoming traffic or off the road by crowding a motorcyclist in his lane can lead to traumatic brain injury or death.

The road is a public space that is equally open to all vehicles — two-wheeled as well as four-wheeled. Motorists need to learn that they need to check their blind spots before changing lanes, signal their intentions, and not crowd bikers so that motorcyclists are safer on the roads.

If you were injured in an Atlanta motorcycle crash by a driver failing to yield the right-of-way, or if your loved one was killed by a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries or loss. Call an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney at Kalka & Baer for a free case discussion. We would be glad to send you a copy of attorney Tony Kalka’s book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash.

Categories: Motorcycle Accidents