Blind Spot Motorcycle Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Injured in Motorcycle Accidents in Buffalo, New York.
Motorcycle accidents frequently result in devastating injuries and, in some cases, even death. One of the most common types of motorcycle accidents involves the blind spots of other vehicles. A blind spot is a section of the road that is not visible to a driver in their side and rear-view mirrors alone. When a motorcycle rider is in another driver’s blind spot, the driver may not be aware of the motorcyclist’s presence on the road without physically moving their head and body to check the blind spot. Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents result from other drivers neglecting to check their blind spots.
Although blind spots can be hazardous for all vehicles, they are especially dangerous for motorcycle riders because motorcycles are much smaller and have less protection than other vehicles in the case of an accident. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of blind spot motorcycle accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York would like for motorcyclists and other drivers to remain safe and avoid blind spot accidents. When a driver takes the time to properly identify where their vehicle’s blind spots are and when a motorcyclist does their best to avoid riding in a vehicle’s blind spot, both drivers and motorcyclists can help to prevent these types of accidents.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in a blind spot motorcycle accident, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team are determined, disciplined and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for injured motorcycle riders in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and throughout New York State. Victims of motorcycle blind spot accidents may be eligible for monetary compensation for their medical treatment, pain and suffering, lost wages and future losses through a personal injury lawsuit.
Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for people who were seriously injured in Buffalo, New York and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York motorcycle accident attorneys will strive to obtain the best result possible for motorcycle accident victims. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to find out how we can help you!
While motorcycles do not have any blind spots, other vehicles have numerous blind spots, especially large semi-trucks. A blind spot is a particular space where a driver is unable to see other vehicles directly or in his or her mirrors. The number of blind spots vehicles have, as well as where they are located, is dependent upon the length, width and type of vehicle. Additionally, when a vehicle is backing up, turning or changing lanes, the location of blind spots can change.
When entering a vehicle, it is imperative for drivers to identify all of their blind spots. Drivers can find out where their blind spots are by sitting down and looking over their shoulders, and then looking in their mirrors and determining what they are unable to see. Most blind spots are located in the back and front sides of vehicles. Blinds spots are also usually caused by the head rests and window pillars.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking blind spot motorcycle accident lawyer in Buffalo, New York, Jed Dietrich, Esq., for the help that you need! The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939. Call us today!
It is important for drivers and riders to take steps to avoid blind spot accidents—which are often preventable. Both motorcyclists and drivers alike can greatly lower the risk of blind spot crashes by abiding by several crucial safety measures.
It is essential for car drivers to practice a great deal of care to prevent blind spot accidents, which includes:
- Ensuring that the rearview mirror is properly adjusted, so that the rear window is completely outlined;
- Adjusting the sideview mirrors in a manner that makes them point in the direction of the blind spot;
- Driving defensively and constantly monitoring the vehicle’s front and back areas;
- Gradually slowing down, which can bring the motorcyclists into sight from a driver’s blind spot;
- Always looking over their shoulders before merging in with traffic or changing lanes;
- Making sure to use their turn signals to warn other motorists of their intended course of action;
- Remaining aware and vigilant of all other users of the road—especially motorcyclists; and
- Equipping a vehicle with specially designed convex mirrors to reduce blind spots.
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When motorcycle riders are involved in crashes, the chances of being seriously injured are high. While drivers must always be cautious on the road, motorcyclists should also take extra measures to protect themselves and remain safe.
Some practices that motorcyclists can take to lessen their chances of being the victim of a blind spot accident include:
- Not riding in the blind spots of other vehicles;
- Avoiding maneuvering or weaving through heavy traffic;
- Riding either slightly ahead of or far enough behind other drivers;
- Driving defensively and being aware of other vehicles on the road;
- Making themselves more noticeable to other vehicles by wearing brightly colored clothes;
- Always keeping their headlights on, which can greatly improve their visibility to other drivers;
- Swiftly passing other vehicles when necessary, so as to avoid being in a vehicle’s blind spot for longer than necessary;
- Maintaining space around the motorcycle, to create a safety zone; and
- Using turn signals, hand signals and brake lights to make surrounding vehicles aware of any probable maneuvers.
Even experienced motorcyclists can find themselves in dangerous situations caused by being in a driver’s blind spot. Although a driver should be fully aware of their surroundings before merging or changing lanes, motorcyclists should do their best to always remain visible in the mirrors of the other drivers in order to prevent serious bodily injury or death.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious injury in a blind spot motorcycle accident, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York blind spot motorcycle accident injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form.
Even highly vigilant drivers may fail to see motorcyclists until after it is too late because the capability of the human eye to see motorcycles traveling at high speeds is restricted. However, just because a driver did not see a motorcycle rider does not mean that they are released from liability for a blind spot crash.
Drivers of other vehicles frequently cut off riders or veer into their lanes. Studies have frequently shown that a majority of motorcycle crashes are the result of the other driver’s negligence.
Some of the common reasons drivers of other vehicles are held liable for a motorcycle accident include:
- Failing to check their blind spots before switching lanes or turning;
- Inaccurately judging the speed of the motorcycle;
- Incorrectly estimating the position of the motorcycle in traffic;
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and
- Driving while distracted.
After a blind spot motorcycle accident in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York or throughout New York State, it is important to act fast to ensure that your rights are protected. There are strict time constraints applicable to claims for injuries that resulted from a motorcycle accident. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. today!
If you, or a loved one, were injured by a motorcycle accident, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, today at 716-839-3939. Our team of highly experienced and top rated motorcycle accident injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York will fight for the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered. This may include monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!