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by Jeff Rasansky - November 29, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Contrary to what some drivers seem to believe, motorcyclists have equal rights with cars on the road.

This may surprise you, but the majority of motorcycle accidents aren’t caused by motorcyclists; they’re caused by other drivers.

Motorcyclists Have Rights

Motorcyclists Have Rights

One of the most-common accident scenarios involving motorcyclists has to do with right of way. While these types of accidents are common-enough for those driving passenger cars, they’re usually much more serious for motorcyclists.

Passenger-car drivers oftentimes turn into the path of motorcyclists who are moving through an intersection or making a left turn across opposing lanes of traffic, all because they failed to keep a proper lookout. This is the most-common scenario for motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, and the results are often fatal.

Automobiles sometimes get very close to motorcyclists, assuming the bike only has the right to as much lane as it occupies. A motorcyclist has the right to a full lane, and most drivers know this full well.

If someone sideswipes you by carelessly pushing you out of a lane or even forces you out of the lane knowingly, you have every right to hold them accountable for any resulting damages.

Big rigs.

Every motorcyclist knows the terror that comes with having one of these huge rigs get a bit too close. Big rigs are required to respect the rights of everyone else on the highway, and while most truck drivers are excellent operators who know their business, there are the companies that hire unqualified people and who put them on the road anyway.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, let our attorneys review the facts of your case and advise you of your options moving forward. Motorcyclists oftentimes suffer far more serious injuries than drivers of passenger cars, and when the wreck wasn’t your fault, you have every right to expect to be paid compensation for the injuries you suffered.

Call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation.

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