The Left Hand Turn

Left-turn accidents account for 36 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Most often these accidents occur when a motorcyclist is riding through an intersection and the driver of the vehicle coming from the opposite direction turns into the rider’s path. The result can be catastrophic and even deadly for the rider.

How Left-Turn Motorcycle Crashes Happen

When a common motorcycle crash like this occurs most of the time the fault lies on the vehicle making the left-hand turn and typically, they happen because the driver of the vehicle:

  • Fails to see the smaller size of the motorcycle.
  • Misjudges the speed the rider is going.
  • Misjudges how close the rider is to them.
  • Is distracted doing something they shouldn’t be doing while driving.
  • Is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The reasons these crashes occur are never an excuse and the driver of the vehicle who caused the crash should be held accountable for their negligence.

Experience Matters

When choosing a law firm, there is no substitute for experience. We’ve dedicated our careers to helping injured people rebuild their lives after serious accidents. As a leading Hudson Valley personal injury firm, we have earned a reputation for excellence through a history of successful verdicts and settlements. Below are just a few examples of the awards we have obtained for our clients.

$4,700,000.00 Wrongful death motorcycle collision.

$4,000,000.00 Hudson Valley motorcyclist injured out of state.

$3,500,000.00 New Jersey couple injured in a motorcycle wreck in Sullivan County.

$2,100,000.00 Hudson Valley man injured in a motorcycle wreck.

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by O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
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