When riding a motorcycle and a car pulls out in front of you, you’re often left with seconds or fractions of a second to react. Unfortunately, there are rarely any good options. With that amount of time, riders often do not have enough time to maneuver around the car, even if you’re a highly experienced rider on a Kawasaki. Harley riders certainly can’t zip around a 16 foot long vehicle, either. In many of these accidents, motorcyclists are forced to “lay it down” or have no option other than to hit the side of the vehicle. This is the worst fear of many motorcyclists.
The U.S. Department of Transportation “Hurt Report” studied motorcycle accidents and concluded that around 75% of all motorcycle wrecks in the USA involved an impact with another vehicle such as a car, van or truck. In about 65% of those wrecks, the driver of the car failed to yield to the motorcyclist. Unfortunately, in most of these cases, drivers say they did not see the motorcycle coming.
Fatal North Spokane motorcycle wreck
While we do not have all of the facts, this could be what occurred recently in North Spokane. According to KHQ, a motorcyclist was going west on East Holland and hit a car pulling out of the Walmart. Tragically, the motorcyclist died as a result of their injuries in this crash.
Contact a Spokane Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, insurers do not like compensating motorcycle accident victims. In some cases, they even try to blame to cyclist and delay or deny claims.
If you have been injured by a driver pulling into traffic in front of your motorcycle, or a loved one was tragically killed by a driver who did not notice them or was otherwise distracted, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation. We are experienced Spokane personal injury lawyers who have a long history of helping clients receive the compensation they deserve.