Automobile drivers often fail to take care to operate their vehicles in a safe manner. Every day it is easy to spot negligent drivers talking on their cell phones, texting, eating, reading, brushing their hair, or engaging in other activities while driving. Many drivers fail to realize that they are driving poorly or that their level of focus decreases drastically when they drive distracted.
Still other drivers ignore feelings of drunkenness or tiredness and get behind the wheel when they are unfit to drive. Anyone who drives an automobile negligently puts other drivers at risk of a serious accident, particularly motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users.
Many drivers believe that they are relatively safe when they multitask while driving. They feel a sense of security from being surrounded by the steel frame of the vehicle that separates them from the road. Most drivers probably don’t realize how fast they are driving and how devastating a collision would be.
Motorcyclists, on the other hand, are exposed to the road at all times and can be severely injured in even a low speed accident. While motorcycle riders must remember to remain vigilant at all times and follow road laws, sometimes negligent drivers create dangerous conditions so suddenly that an accident is unavoidable.
A negligent driver is anyone who is not devoting his or her full attention to the road while driving. If you spot a negligent driver who appears to be distracted, be sure to steer clear of the vehicle. Do not try to pass the vehicle if the driver is swerving, braking erratically, or otherwise driving dangerously. If you are involved in an accident, try to memorize the driver’s license plate number in case he or she flees the scene. This is a key piece of information that could be used to track down the driver. Seek emergency medical attention immediately even if you believe that you are not seriously injured.
If you have been injured in an accident with a negligent driver, consider contacting a motorcycle injury lawyer immediately. The negligent driver may be liable for creating unsafe road conditions and causing an accident and you likely have a right to fight for compensation. To learn more about negligent driving and injury compensation, please contact the experienced Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.