Blind Spot Accidents

Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, making them easier for other drivers to miss, increasing the danger for bikers on the road. One of the most common types of motorcycle accidents involves blind spots. When riders find themselves in places where drivers of bigger vehicles can't see them, accidents occur and can result in painful injuries.

If you've been involved in a motorcycle blind spot accident caused by another driver's carelessness, contact Steelhorse Law. We'll provide you with comprehensive, compassionate legal representation.

What to do After a Motorcycle Blind Spot Accident

Any kind of accident is terrifying for those involved. A motorcycle accident is even more terrifying due to the lack of protection offered by a bigger vehicle. After a blind spot accident, you may be in pain and feel disoriented. But the minutes after it are crucial to preserving your case's integrity. If able, follow the steps below to protect your case.

  1. Receive medical attention: Your well-being is the most important thing. Ensure you receive a thorough medical evaluation, even if you feel okay, as some injuries may not cause pain. In some cases, they won't materialize at all until it is too late.
  2. Report the accident to the authorities: Under Georgia Code  § 40-6-273, you must report any accident involving injury or death. Officers will create a detailed report about what they saw and share their preliminary investigation results.
  3. Document the scene and gather evidence: Take photos and videos of the scene, including the other vehicle that caused the accident, your injuries, and any other involved parties. Also, photograph the motorcycle's damages.
  4. Gather witness information: This could include statements regarding what they saw and their contact information. Witness testimony is very valuable when determining liability. Also, get the at-fault driver's insurance information.
  5. Contact Steelhorse Law: The most important call after your motorcycle blind spot accident is to Steelhorse Law. One of our attorneys will begin evaluating your case to get you the highest amount of compensation possible. We'll protect your rights like they were ours.
  6. Notify your insurance company: They will help you file a claim and advise you on where to get your repairs done. However, do not discuss the accident itself with them. The other insurance company will attempt to pay you a minimal amount- never talk to them without your lawyer present.

Determining Who's at Fault in Your Case

Even if the driver whose blind spot you were in when the accident occurred didn't see you, they can still be found liable for the accident. One of our attorneys will work to prove they were at fault for the blind spot accident by showing that they:

  • Did not accurately judge the motorcycle's position in traffic
  • Failed to check their blind spots before making a maneuver that caused the collision
  • Were distracted when the accident occurred
  • Did not accurately judge the motorcycle's speed
  • Were driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Tips to Avoid Blind Spot Accidents

Always exercise caution when on your bike to avoid dangerous situations. As a motorcyclist, you can actively work to prevent blind spot accidents by performing the following actions.

  • Know where blind spots of nearby vehicles are and stay out of them.
  • Create a buffer zone for safety to allow for safety maneuvers to be completed.
  • Ride in front of or behind a vehicle. Only ride beside when safely passing.
  • Always signal to other motorists that you are ready to make a maneuver.
  • Keep extra space between your motorcycle and other vehicles.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing and use headlights to help other motorists see you.
  • Maintain a safe riding distance when traveling with other motorcyclists.

Know Where the Blind Spots Are

Blind spots happen because a driver can't see a spot using their eyes or mirrors. Depending on the size and shape of the vehicle, blind spots could appear:

  • Directly behind the rear of the car
  • Directly in front of the vehicle if it's high off the ground
  • Directly along the sides toward the back
  • Around door and window frames

If you've followed our motorcycle safety tips and have still been involved in an accident, it's time to call Steelhorse Law. We're here to support you the best way we know—by ferociously defending you and winning compensation for your injuries.

Passionate Representation, Fair Compensation. Steelhorse Law.

After going through the trauma of a motorcycle accident, the last thing you need to worry about is whether your attorney has the skill to represent you if the case goes to trial. Steelhorse Law will provide you with a passionate and driven lawyer to ensure you get fair compensation.

Our team of attorneys is standing by to take your call and schedule a free consultation. We'll listen to you, evaluate your case, and determine how we can help. For legal representation that doesn't back down from a fight, choose Steelhorse Law.

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