Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on our nation’s roads for obvious reasons. Even though there has been a trend for cyclists to wear bright reflective riding jackets, drivers of automobiles sometimes don’t see them when changing lanes with the result sometimes being sideswiping the cyclist or the cyclist running into the vehicle.
The most common type of accident is a rear-end collision. Usually, but not always, the driver of the “tailing vehicle” is found to be at fault due to the “Assured Clear Distance Ahead (ACDA) rule. This rule stipulates that the tailing driver must always maintain a distance from the vehicle in front of him which allows him to prevent a rear-end collision should the lead vehicle suddenly brake or come to a full stop. However, there are circumstances in which the lead driver can be found to be at fault such as when the lead vehicle suddenly moves into the lane of another driver entering that driver’s “rightful lane of travel”. This is the most common scenario of an accident not being the fault of a motorcyclist.
It is important for injured motorcyclists to obtain excellent legal representation when filing a personal injury case. The experienced attorneys of Albrecht & Albrecht have won over $50 million in judgements for their clients! If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in an auto accident, please schedule a free consultation with one of our Personal Injury attorneys to discuss the details of your accident and injuries.