Left Turn Motorcycle Accident

Sep 14, 2018

The Hurt report was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and it was published in 1981. Authored by professor Harry Hurt at the University of Southern California, it remains the most thorough motorcycle accident study to date. One of the most significant conclusions of the Hurt Report was that when a motorcycle accident was caused by the driver of another vehicle, the most frequent configuration was that vehicle turning left into the path of a motorcycle going straight. Most of the time, those crashes occurred in intersections. If a you or a loved one have been hurt, you should contact the best personal injury attorneys Brooklyn NY has to offer and get the help you deserve.

Motorcycles present smaller, lower and narrower profiles in traffic. Drivers who make left turns in front of motorcycles and cause accidents, injuries and deaths often remark that they either never saw the motorcycle in traffic, or they did not see it until it was too late. If that is what happened to you or a family member, you should speak with a Brooklyn left hand turn accident attorney at the Levitsky Law firm as soon as possible.

The Hurt report tells us that when a motorist turns left in front of a motorcyclist and causes a crash, the motorcyclist only has an average of 2.2 seconds to avoid the collision. The median speed before impact is 29.8 mph, and the median speed at the time of impact is 21.5 mph. Here are some common injuries suffered in left turn accidents involving motor vehicles:

  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
  • Multiple fractures.
  • Facial and dental fractures and lacerations.
  • Organ damage.
  • Severe road rash with infection.

Do not give a statement of any kind to the opposing insurance company. New York law does not require you to do so. Instead, contact a Brooklyn left hand turn accident lawyer right away and arrange for a free consultation and case viability assessment. No legal fees are even due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.