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How does visual recognition relate to motorcycle accidents?

Using a motorcycle as one's primary mode of transportation is appealing to some New Haven residents. That is because with its compact size and relatively good gas mileage, motorcycle can be an economical and convenient way to get around. The thrill of riding a motorcycle is also a draw for many individuals, though people who are interested in purchasing them should be aware that motorcyclists are often the victims of collisions with other automobiles.

One of the reasons that cars, trucks and other large vehicles often hit motorcycles is because they fall outside of the drivers' regular and expected patterns of visual recognition. For example, when driving on a freeway, a driver may be cognizant of other cars and large trucks. They may not immediately notice small vehicles like motorcycles and may fail to check their blind spots before making driving maneuvers. When drivers fail to fully observe what is around them, they may not recognize smaller objects like pedestrians and motorcycles that may be in their paths.

When a motorcycle is involved in an accident it is often the motorcyclist who suffers the greatest harm. Without a structure around them or safety features like air bags to protect them, they can endure broken bones, traumatic injuries to their brains and spines and other significant forms of physical loss.

Drivers should be on the lookout for all vehicles and objects in the roadways and that includes motorcycles. A victim of a motorcycle accident should be aware that they have rights and may be able to pursue compensation. A conversation with a personal injury attorney may help them prepare themselves to make important decisions about litigation and other options for seeking their damages. The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming, and a civil action could help address that.

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