Kurt Arbuckle: I’m Kurt Arbuckle, an attorney in Houston. This is the second in my video series on motorcycle collisions.
40 percent of all motorcycle collisions that occur in the United States are the result of a driver turning left in front of a motorcyclist who has the right of way. The motorcyclist is driving down his or her lane of traffic, and the car or truck is in the oncoming lane, and wants to turn left. They glance up. They don’t see a car.
They may be distracted by something else they’re doing in their car or truck, and they make the left turn right in front of the motorcyclist causing the motorcyclist to hit their car, or causing the motorcyclist to become injured as a result of trying to avoid the collision and losing control of the motorcycle.
If you’ve had an injury like this, you’re not alone. Other motorcyclists throughout the country frequently encounter cars that simply don’t pay attention and turn right in front of you. If you have that kind of injury, you may have a valid claim, and it’s likely that you may have some severe injuries as a result of the motorcycle collision. Definitely seek legal advice if you have this kind of injury.