Prevent Motorcycle Accidents by Sharing the Road

There are over 4,000 fatal motorcycle accidents per year in the United States, and over 80,000 motorcycle injuries. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers of cars, trucks and buses that do not share the road with motorcycles as required by law.

“Last year I represented a motorcyclist whose leg was amputated after a semi truck hit him. My client had his blinker on and was turning left just as the truck began to pass him on the left,” said attorney Eric Hageman, who represents clients throughout the United States. “My client did everything right, but he still ended up suffering a devastating injury because of the truck driver’s negligence. It is really frustrating to see tragic situations like this one – involving a basic lack of awareness of motorcyclists on the road – over and over again.  However, we are trying to do whatever we can to fix this problem by holding drivers who don’t see motorcyclists accountable.”
Attorney Eric Hageman
Attorney Eric Hageman

Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as drivers of larger vehicles. This month is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is spearheading a campaign to remind all road users to safely share the road with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

We support NHTSA in its safety campaign, and urge all drivers to safely share the road with motorcycle

  • Never drive while distracted by texting, talking on a cell phone, eating, reading (yes, it is done), or other activities that take your eyes off of the road;
  • Motorcyclists have the legal right to a full lane width, so allow them that room;
  • Because motorcyclists can be easily hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot, always look for motorcycles by checking your mirrors and blind spots before switching to another lane of traffic; and
  • Allow three or four seconds when following a motorcycle to give the motorcycle rider more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.

Attorney Eric Hageman has represented clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against drivers, truck companies, construction companies, bus companies and others. He has won millions for his clients, including a recent $4,000,000.00 settlement in a wrongful death case. You can contact Eric about your personal injury or wrongful death claim at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).

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