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Motorcyclists and cars turning left in front of them

Motorcyclists realize that danger lurks around every corner, with any type of accident having the potential to cause serious injury.

You know that there is nothing more important than avoiding trouble on the road. You also know that some drivers don't take the same level of care as you.

If a driver fails to see you or judges your speed incorrectly, he or she could turn in front of you (such as at an intersection).

As a motorcyclist, you must realize that this could happen when you least expect it. If you see a car make a left turn, you can slow down in an attempt to avoid trouble.

While doing this, you need to be aware of what is going on around you as well. If you attempt to swerve into another lane, for example, it could result in an accident with another vehicle. The same holds true if somebody is driving closely behind you.

Your best chance of avoiding an accident or a serious injury is to slow down as much as possible. Even if you're unable to completely avoid the collision, the slower you are traveling the greater chance you have of preserving your health.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you must receive immediate medical attention. As you receive treatment and look toward the future, consider the impact that the crash will have on your life. Depending on the circumstances and your injuries, you may be able to file a lawsuit with the idea that the negligent party will pay you compensation for a variety of damages.

Source: RideApart, "10 Common Motorcycle Accidents," accessed Aug. 07, 2017

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