How Negligent Drivers Cause Head-On Crashes With Motorcycles
Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous, but they can be even more catastrophic when motorcycles are involved.
A motorcycle rider doesn't have protection from a vehicle bearing down on him other than his helmet and clothes. He can suffer disabling injuries, like paralysis, traumatic brain injury, internal organ damage, or death.
Understanding how drivers cause these accidents can help you protect your right to compensation if you suffer injuries in this type of wreck.
How Do Motorcycle Head-On Collisions With Vehicles Occur?
Head-on collisions are caused for a variety of reasons, with the underlying reason being unsafe driving practices. Causes of motorcycle head-on collisions include:
- Wrong-way driving. Driving the wrong way on a one-way street or on a highway entrance and exit ramp is a common cause of a deadly head-on collision. Often other negligent behaviors, such as drunk or distracted driving, contribute to this tragic behavior.
- Losing control on a curve. When a driver is speeding on a curve, he can easily lose control and veer into an oncoming motorcycle.
- Unsafe passing. Because a motorcycle is less visible, a driver attempting to pass when it's unsafe may not realize the motorcycle is headed toward him before it's too late.
- Distracted driving. When a driver is eating or drinking, talking on a cellphone, texting, or otherwise distracted, he can unknowingly drift into oncoming traffic.
- Intoxicated driving. If a driver is intoxicated due to drug or alcohol use, he can make poor driving decisions, including ones that cause him to hit a motorcycle head-on.
- Falling asleep. When a driver nods off while behind the wheel—even for a few seconds—or is drowsy, his vehicle can cross over the centerline into the path of a motorcycle driver in a matter of seconds.
Let Alan Morton Help You Hold the Negligent Driver Accountable for Compensating You
If a negligent driver caused your head-on motorcycle accident, Alan Morton is here to help you hold him responsible for compensating you. Mr. Morton can thoroughly investigate your accident, collect the evidence you will need, and hire any necessary experts to build a strong case for compensation. To start the process, call our office to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.