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Distraction and Dooring- How Drivers Cause Texas Motorcycle Crashes

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If you are a biker, you know that avoiding a crash is too often up to you; the drivers around you are certainly not looking out for motorcycles.  As Dallas, Texas motorcycle crash attorneys we have seen biker after biker injured by the carelessness of drivers.  Some of the most common driver errors that injure bikers include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Not looking for motorcycles when making a left hand turn
  • Opening a door suddenly when parked
  • Following too closely
  • Sudden lane changes

The problem is that drivers do not look twice for motorcycles.  They take a quick look, if they look at all, and then move quickly in traffic.  The smaller profile of a motorcycle necessitates an aware eye.  When a driver is distracted by their cell phone, radio or rowdy children, chances are they have no idea you are near them in traffic.

We urge you, as a biker or a driver, to spread the word about motorcycle safety.  We must look twice for bikes, keep an eye on the motorcycles around us and arrive alive.  Motorcycle safety begins with you.  Please do your part!

 

If you are a biker who has been injured in a crash, don't go it alone. Know your rights and speak with an experienced motorcycle crash attorney. We represent clients throughout the great state of Texas including Irving, Grapevine, Arlington, Colleyville, North Richland, Bedford, Hurst, Euless and all points in between. Contact us online or call us directly at 817.830.4888 for your free consultation.

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