Kurt Arbuckle: I’m Kurt Arbuckle. I’m an attorney in Houston. I represent people who have received personal injuries.
One of the kinds of collisions that happen that I represent injured parties in is motorcycle collisions. This is the third in a series of videos I’m doing on motorcycle collisions.
I’ve been discussing the various kinds of collisions that occur. In this video, I want to mention the kind that happens when the call pulls out of a driveway or a parking lot or some small side street and doesn’t pay enough attention to see that a motorcyclist is coming down the street.
They don’t see a motorcyclist because they don’t see a big car there, so they don’t pay enough attention to notice that there’s a motorcyclist. They may also be distracted by other things they’re doing in their automobile or truck.
This leaves the motorcyclist in the position of either hitting them or trying to avoid the collision and perhaps losing control of the motorcycle.
Motorcyclists face hazards on the road that other people don’t face. A pothole may not be much to a car but it can actually cause a motorcyclist to lose control.
When the car pulls out and puts the motorcyclist in the position of having to quickly make decisions on how to avoid the collision, the motorcyclist may not have time to judge other road hazards in order to prevent them from causing the motorcyclist to lose control of the motorcycle and become severely injured.