Kurt Arbuckle: My name’s Kurt Arbuckle. I’m an attorney in Houston, and I represent people who’ve been injured in motorcycle collisions. This is the fourth in a series of videos I’m doing on motorcycle crashes, to give you some insight into what you may be facing if you’re a motorcyclist that’s been involved in a collision.
This time, I want to talk about the blind spot that automobiles and trucks have. Oftentimes, drivers, especially if they’re distracted by other things, will just glance in their rearview mirror or glance in their side mirror and not see anything that looks like a big car, so they just change lanes or something, exit a freeway.
Yet if there’s a motorcyclist there, that puts the motorcyclist in the position of either being run off the road, being hit by the car, or having to take some kind of drastic, fast action to avoid the collision which may cause the motorcyclist to lose control of the motorcycle and become injured.
This kind of collision, that’s a result of someone’s not paying attention when they change lanes or when they make some other maneuver, is the fault of the person driving the car. The person driving the car or the truck has the absolute responsibility to make sure that there’s no one in that blind spot before they make that maneuver.
If you’ve received injuries because someone didn’t pay attention, you should seek legal advice for compensation for what you’ve gone through as a result of that collision.