Left-Turn Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists can get struck by cars on virtually any roadway in Southwest Florida. One location, however, tops the list: intersections.

Bikers are more vulnerable at intersections and turn lanes than anywhere else. Whenever cars cross traffic — for example, when pulling out of a driveway or executing a turn — motorcyclists are at risk. Left turns in particular are a major source of danger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents involving left turns account for about 35 percent of fatalities.

Why are these accidents so common? The fault almost always lies with the driver, not the motorcyclist. For example, perhaps the driver:

  • Was not paying attention
  • Did not accurately judge your speed
  • Failed to look both ways before turning
  • Had poor vision or coordination
  • Exercised bad judgment

Drivers often claim they didn't see the motorcyclist. But perhaps they weren't looking.

Zealous Advocates For Accident Victims

When a driver collides with a biker at an intersection, the tragic consequences can last a lifetime. Motorcycles simply don't provide the level of protection as passenger vehicles. What may have been a fender-bender for a car could be fatal for a biker.

Sorting through the legal and practical aftermath of an accident takes time. At Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC, in Fort Myers, we understand that a motorcycle accident affects not only the rider, but also his or her entire family. Our lawyers can help you pursue justice, accountability and a financial recovery that reflects the full extent of your loss.

Assertive · Caring · Dedicated

As zealous advocates, we care about your rights. We are assertive in standing up for clients through trial or settlement negotiations. Let us lift your worries by handling the legal aspects of your accident.

For a free consultation with an experienced injury attorney, call 239-603-6143 or reach out to us online.