If you ask a biker what it's like to fly down the highway on a motorcycle, you will probably hear about the great sense of freedom, the wonderful feeling of the rushing wind and the warming sun. You may also hear about the ever-present danger of other vehicles. In fact, some motorcyclists claim that when they ride their motorcycles on a major highway, they act as though every other driver on the road is actively trying to harm any bikers they see.
This is obvious hyperbole, but it does touch on a very real and very serious issue that any motorcyclist must be aware of at all times: the general negligence that other drivers often display when near motorcyclists. The truth is that nobody hops behind the wheel trying to get into an accident, but oftentimes motorcyclists simply slip under the proverbial radar. Drivers who are used to looking for large cars in their mirrors or peripheral vision can completely fail to see motorcyclists in some instances.
It may sound like a cheap excuse that drivers use in order to justify treating bikers like second-class citizens on the road, but think about how many times you hear about car accidents in which the other car "just came out of nowhere." Sometimes drivers miss things on the road, and this omission is far more likely to occur with motorcycles because drivers are not always on the lookout for them.
If you live in Tennessee and you drive a motorcycle, you probably know that you should exercise extreme caution while riding. What you may not know is that if you are injured in an accident, you could recover compensation with a successful personal injury claim. Visit our webpage to learn how we can offer you legal assistance that may help you get the compensation you deserve.