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I was injured in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident. The driver of the car says he didn’t see me, so he is not responsible for the accident. Is this true?

In 2010, almost half (49.5 percent) of Wisconsin motorcycle accidents involved hitting or being hit by a passenger vehicle. Wisconsin car-motorcycle accidents often occur when drivers don’t pay attention and forget their responsibility to share the road safely. Unfortunately, when a passenger vehicle hits a motorcyclist, the motorcyclist is likely to sustain serious injuries.

The best way for a rider to avoid a Wisconsin car-motorcycle crash is to be seen. Motorcyclists can increase their visibility by using their headlight, even in the daytime. You can also boost your visibility by wearing bright colors and reflective clothing, trying to stay out of blind spots, and using your horn to alert cars of your presence.

Motorcyclists should do their part to be seen, but drivers are ultimately responsible for watching for traffic—and this includes motorcycles!

If you have been injured in a Wisconsin motorcycle crash, talk with a Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyer before agreeing to anything or signing any papers. The attorney will be able to determine who is really responsible for your injuries.

The Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham are devoted to helping riders get fair compensation for their injuries. We’ve written a book to help motorcyclists get the compensation they deserve. Request your free copy of The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims by clicking the link in the sidebar. We also provide free "Watch for Motorcycles bumper stickers. To learn more or schedule a free consultation, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham