Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable at road junctions and extra care should always be taken when approaching or moving away from a junction.
Junctions often feature in accidents involving motorcyclists. Drivers can inadvertently pull out in front of a motorcyclist who is temporarily hidden from view; a motorcyclist can discover, too late, that the vehicle that was signaling to turn off the main carriageway at the next junction is actually going straight ahead; the driver of a vehicle following a motorcycle might miss the indicator flashing to signal that they’re turning right; or, a pedestrian might step out in front of a motorcycle.
If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at a junction that was not your fault, a Lawyer with experience of motorcycle accident law and motorcycles, such as Motorcycle Law Scotland’s Brenda Mitchell, will be able to advise you on claiming against the party at fault.
To find out how the Courts have approached the issue of junctions, please have a look at the decisions below. Remember, no two cases are the same: your case is unique, the accident circumstances are unique and each case is fact sensitive.