Recently, a motorcyclists got into an accident with an 18 wheeler, where the motorcyclist eventually died from the injuries. It's unclear whether or not the 18 wheeler driver will face charges, since it looks like the driver had a green light, but it was trying to turn left, which is not allowed without a protected arrow. This is concerning, because an 18 wheeler is obviously substantially larger than a motorcycle, so you can imagine the fear that many motorcyclists have when seeing something like this. However, there are a few things to take away from this story, legally and in order to stay safe in the future.
Car accidents happen every day here in San Antonio and large cities across the United States, meaning that numerous people are negligent on a daily basis. If you have been in a car accident or someone you know has experienced a car accident, then you know that it's not always the easiest thing to figure out who was the negligent party. It's important to take pictures and document the entire situation so that you can show a court and lawyers that you were not negligent. Unfortunately this isn't always the best way to figure out if someone owes you money for a car accident.
Were you recently in a motorcycle accident, here in San Antonio, Tx? Are you driving along highway 410 or 1604 trying to get to a special occasion when a car blindsided you or bumped you from behind?
A motorcycle is an invigorating way to travel, but some steps should be taken to insure that it is safe. Because motorcyclists have to share the road with both cars and trucks, even the best riders are at risks for harm. Staying safe on a motorcycle therefore is a combination of good practices and defensive driving.