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    Reasons why road users are to blame for motorbike accidents


    Motorbike Accidents

    Have you been hurt or injured in an accident on the road? Was this not your fault and took place in the last 3 years? Then you may be eligible for a road traffic accident claim.

    As the number of cars increases on both the roads and motorways, we need to be even more careful when it comes to our driving. But we all have to look out for our own safety which may lead to being injured in a road traffic accident.

    So what are the main reasons some road users are to blame as far as motorbike crashes are concerned?

    Changing direction

    One of the most common causes of motorbike traffic accidents is when a road user does not pay enough attention when it comes to lane discipline. When making their move over to a different lane some road users are not clear in their intention or don’t give enough space to oncoming vehicles including motorbikes. This can lead to a potentially hazardous collision that may involve a multiple-vehicle accident.

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    Emerging from a junction

    Another way in which a road traffic accident is caused by road users is by not signalling properly when emerging from a junction. This potentially dangerous move leaves riders unaware and causes a host of motorbike accidents. In addition to this, some road users don’t spot junction signs ahead and simply drive on with no thought for the possible consequences.

    Inducing an accident on the road

    Some motorbike accident claims occur when the road user brings about a collision. This can be done in a number of different ways such as reversing round a corner without looking as well as not indicating when turning into or out of a road.

    Loss of control

    This is considered to be one of the main causes of motorbike incidents. It is especially relevant when users lose control in wet or wintry conditions and do not brake in time. The majority lose control on a bend, either on country lanes or rural roads as they cannot anticipate in time.

    Accident Advice Helpline assists a wide variety of people when it comes to motorbike compensation claims where the fault lies with someone else. With more than 10 years of experience in dealing with compensation claims, our team of advisers are available round the clock to assist you with the claim process.

    Date Published: October 17, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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