Motorcycle collisions happen in many ways, and there are certain hazards that motorcyclists should be especially conscious of during the summer months. In many parts of the country, a lot of road work occurs during the summertime, and this can be helpful when it comes to reducing the likelihood of a motorcycle crash (eliminating potholes, etc.). Unfortunately, road work can also lead to a motorcycle collision in various ways and motorcyclists should exercise caution when approaching and riding through a road construction zone.
Some motorcyclists have been involved in accidents in work zones as a result of their own negligence, such as trying to speed through a work zone or pass vehicles by maneuvering through traffic. However, even when a motorcyclist is very responsible and cautious, they may be involved in an accident in this environment. For example, a construction crew member who is operating a truck may not see a motorcyclist and collide with them. Or, a motorcyclist may be struck by debris or by another vehicle that is driving too fast through a work zone.
Sometimes, drivers become agitated in work zones, which can lead to aggressive driving and increase the chances of a motorcycle crash. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident which occurred in a work zone, be sure to review your legal rights. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit is the appropriate course of action in the wake of such a collision, and this can open up financial resources that help motorcycle crash victims recover from the wreck.