Reckless Drivers and Dangers for Motorcyclists
Having a motorcycle can be liberating and exciting; however, motorcyclists also have to deal with dangers caused by reckless drivers, making riding a motorcycle more hazardous than driving other types of vehicles. Many drivers refuse to acknowledge the rights of motorcyclists or allow them the same rights that all other drivers enjoy, therefore putting motorcyclists in danger of serious physical injury.
As a motorcycle driver who was the victim of a reckless driver, you may be able to pursue legal action against the irresponsible driver. Contact an experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today by calling our office at 615-277-2765 to see how we can help you.
Common Reckless Behaviors
Reckless drivers injure thousands of people every year, but motorcyclists are often at a higher risk for injury because of their exposed condition. Some of the more common reckless driving behaviors that other drivers exhibit, which put motorcyclists at risk for injury, include:
- Following too closely
- Not yielding right-of-way
- Using excessive speeds
- Not checking blind spots before changing lanes
- Not using turn signals when changing lanes
- Running stop signs and red lights
These behaviors can greatly increase the chances of an accident occurring, and if a motorcyclist is nearby, he or she could be in danger of sustaining significant physical injuries.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a reckless driver while you were on your motorcycle, call a qualified Tennessee personal injury lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765. We may be able to help you by providing comprehensive and quality legal representation.