Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can occur due to a number of reasons, such as negligence, a defective product, or dangerous weather and road conditions.


Negligence is one main cause of motorcycle collisions. Negligence can be exhibited when a driver:

  • Becomes complacent with driving
  • Overlooks various caution signs
  • Drives above the speed limit
  • Drives while intoxicated
  • Talks or texts on his or her cell phone while driving (risks of an accident are increased if the driver only uses one hand on the steering wheel)

Product Defect

Another frequent cause of a motorcycle accident is when there is a defect in the vehicle, such as:

  • brake failure
  • a flat tire
  • defects in signal lights

Manufacturers need to be accountable in providing safe motorcycles that meets all safety codes and regulations of the State.Operators of the motorcycle should also periodically check to see if maintenance is required to avoid such unwanted accidents.

Weather and Road Conditions

Finally, bad weather and/or road conditions may have also caused your collision. These conditions include:

  • Rain, snow, or hail
  • Uneven road
  • Debris in the road

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