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You may be ready. Your bike may be tuned up, the weather has warmed up, and you are eager to get back on your bike. Yet, it isn’t you—or even your fellow riders—that you need to worry about most as you prepare to hit the road this spring. Instead, the people to watch out for are the ones who are driving big four-wheel vehicles.

Other Drivers May Forget About You

One of the biggest risks to you is that posed by other drivers. Those who get behind the wheel of a car or truck may:

  • Not be looking for you. People who aren’t riders tend to forget that riders share the road with them. They may scan the road for other cars or trucks and simply forget to account for riders.
  • Misjudge how close you are to their vehicles. The majority of vehicles on the road are four-wheeled, larger vehicles, such as cars and trucks. Drivers of these vehicles have a specialized concentration challenge; they tend to recognize vehicles only on a comparable size. Thus, when they see a smaller vehicle (such as a motorcycle) they may think it is further away than it really is simply because of its small size.
  • Be distracted or otherwise negligent. A car or truck driver may be on the phone, eating, or just simply negligent and cause a collision.

You shouldn’t have to pay for the negligence of a car or truck driver. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial responsibility for an accident that you didn’t cause.

Call a Des Moines Motorcycle Accident Attorney If You’ve Been Hurt

If you have been injured, then you may have the right to recover damages. Please contact an experienced Des Moines motorcycle accident lawyer today at 515-984-0091 or 800-800-5678 toll-free and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, to learn more.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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