Drug use and motorcycle crashes

by | Jun 7, 2019 | personal injury

Motorcycle collisions have many different causes, whether a motorcyclist is at fault or a reckless driver causes the accidents. High speeds, distracted driving and fatigue are some of the factors that play a role in the prevalence of these accidents. However, drug use is an especially concerning risk factor, and many motorcyclists have lost their lives in wrecks caused by intoxicated driving. In some instances, a motorcyclist may cause an accident because they are under the influence of drugs, but many motorcyclists have been hit by drugged drivers as well.

Operating a motorcycle can be especially difficult when one is under the influence of drugs, so it is pivotal for motorcyclists to avoid driving in this state. Moreover, those operating a larger vehicle may be more likely to collide with a motorcyclist for various reasons, whether they do not notice a motorcyclist because they are drowsy or because they are driving aggressively as a result of their intoxicated state.

If you were hit by a driver who was under the influence of drugs while you were riding a motorcycle, you should immediately examine the legal options that may be open to you. Filing a lawsuit may be necessary and this could help you recover, at least from a financial viewpoint. Unfortunately, many more of these accidents will occur in the next few months, and it is important for motorcyclists and drivers to be especially vigilant during holidays. We cover many other legal topics that are interconnected with motorcycle collisions throughout our blog.