Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Reckless Drivers
There is a popular perception that motorcycles are dangerous, and that motorcyclists are usually to blame for collisions with cars or other vehicles. However, studies have shown that the majority of motorcycle accidents involving multiple vehicles are caused by the drivers of other automobiles – not the riders. Reckless drivers can compromise biker safety and can inflict serious injuries in the process.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident that resulted from a reckless driver’s improper actions, then you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. Successful legal action can gain you financial compensation for your medical bills, motorcycle repairs, and other damages as well. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.
Reckless Driving Behaviors
Driver error can be a one-time mistake caused by distraction or thoughtlessness, or it can be an ongoing behavioral problem. Legally, a driver is considered reckless when he or she puts others in danger through needlessly aggressive or careless actions. Some examples of reckless driving behaviors include:
- “Buzzing” motorcyclists (by approaching them too closely on the side)
- Tailgating (by following too closely behind)
- Failure to yield
- Frequent lane changes and the failure to use a turn signal
Drivers who commit errors like these can face civil and criminal penalties. A Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorney from our firm can help you take the appropriate legal action against a reckless driver who has caused you harm.
The above list represents only a few of the destructive driving behaviors that can endanger the safety and life of a motorcyclist. If you have been the victim of a multiple-vehicle accident caused by another party’s reckless driving, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.