Intersection and Stoplight Motorcycle Accident
Generally, intersections pose one of the greatest dangers to motorcyclists and car drivers alike. Collisions at intersections and stoplights involving motorcycles have been a major cause of concern. The inherently dangerous nature of motorcycle intersection collisions, especially when fused with a motorcyclist’s lack of protection, make them some of the most devastating accidents that riders can endure. Regardless of the other type of vehicle involved, motorcycle riders suffer severe injuries very frequently, including permanent disabilities, or even death.
The probability of accidents involving serious injuries or even fatalities substantially increases whenever two roads converge and cross at a 90-degree angle. T-bone crashes, in which the front of one vehicle smashes into the side of another, typically result at intersections. Intersection collisions between a car and a motorcycle are often much more injurious than ones involving two cars, resulting injuries can impact riders’ lives for years to come. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while only 5% of traffic signal accidents involve motorcycles, motorcyclist fatalities accounted for 10% of related fatalities.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York intersection and stoplight motorcycle accident attorneys have witnessed firsthand the adverse effects that the injuries suffered by intersection motorcycle accident victims can have on them, and ultimately their loved ones. After an intersection collision, an injured motorcyclist may need to overcome a lot of obstacles to restore their health and get their life back together. Our team is here to assist you in rebuilding your life through your legal rights to seek compensation. Since 2005, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team has been battling to secure winning results for our clients. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of intersection motorcycle collision lawyers in Buffalo, New York so that they can attempt to secure the best possible outcome for your injuries. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!Common Causes Of Motorcycle Collisions At Intersections
Even the most veteran motorcyclist may be defenseless against careless, negligent or erratic actions of nearby drivers. Numerous factors can lead to motorcycle collisions at intersections. It is beneficial for every motorcyclist to be mindful of these common causes in order to reduce his or her vulnerability to these threats.
Some common causes of motorcycle crashes at intersections include:
- Motorists turning left in front of oncoming riders;
- Speeding in an effort to beat a red light;
- Failing to acknowledge traffic lights or stop signs;
- Drivers causing a rear-end crash by failing to notice a motorcycle stopped at the intersection;
- Obstructed views or misjudgment of a motorcyclist’s distance;
- Improper traffic maneuvers;
- Overly aggressive or reckless driving;
- Bad weather conditions;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Inattentive or distracted driving;
- Cell phone usage;
- Drivers of larger vehicles, such as commercial trucks, not seeing a motorcycle in their blind spots due to its slender profile; and
- Driving while sleep-deprived or exhausted.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in a motorcycle collision, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, today at 716-839-3939. Our team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York intersection and stoplight motorcycle accident attorneys will fight for the monetary compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered, including your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.Common Injuries Suffered In Intersection Motorcycle Crashes
Intersection collisions involving motorcycles can result in the other vehicle running a motorcyclist over or a rider being forcefully thrown off his or her bike. In cases where a rider is thrusted into other vehicles, he or she is in grave danger of being struck multiple times and enduring numerous points of impact with minimal protection. Even in situations where a motorcyclist manages to avoid an intersection collision, a rider’s instantaneous maneuvers may cause him or her to lose control of the motorcycle and end up in a different accident. Some injuries commonly suffered by motorcyclists in intersection accidents include:
- Road rash;
- Skull and jawbone fractures;
- Facial and craniofacial injuries;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Spinal cord injuries or complete paralysis;
- Severe neck and back injuries;
- Amputation of legs, feet, hands or arms;
- Seriously fractured and broken bones;
- Organ damage and internal bleeding from trauma;
- Acute disfigurement;
- Permanent disability; and
- Long-lasting emotional trauma.
The injuries above may require emergency medical care and additional treatment such as surgery, specialized doctors or rehabilitative physical therapy to recover from.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle intersection accident, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of red light motorcycle accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York 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. We are the aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!Who Is At Fault For Your Intersection Motorcycle Accident?
According to the AAA Foundation, in 2017, 939 people were killed in running red light accidents, which is a 28% increase from 2012. Drivers of other vehicles cause most accidents with motorcycles. Often in cases where a motorcyclist is struck by a vehicle at an intersection, the other driver was negligent. Further, other drivers are negligent when they improperly proceed through an intersection and cause a motorcyclist to collide into them. Victims of motorcycle intersection and stoplight collisions caused by someone else’s negligence may be entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries. Our highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team will thoroughly investigate your claim to gather evidence to prove that:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care;
- The driver breached that duty of care by acting negligently;
- The breach of the duty of care caused the accident; and
- You suffered actual damages as a result.
If you were injured in a motorcycle intersection or stoplight collision, you may find yourself in the hospital for days or even weeks, instead of being able to work. Costly medical bills may keep piling up, especially once your paychecks have stopped coming in. In such tragic cases, full compensation for all of your economic and noneconomic losses will be critical to your welfare. Trust experienced injury lawyer Jed Dietrich, Esq. to pursue monetary compensation for all of your losses, including your missed time from work, medical expenses and the pain and suffering that you endured. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is known as the aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyer of Buffalo, New York and he is ready to fight for you. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. today at 716-839-3939.
WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED IN AN INTERSECTION MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK MOTORCYCLE INTERSECTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
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!