Five Ways a Driver Is Liable for a Blind-Spot Motorcycle Accident in South Dakota


A driver’s inability to see a motorcycle at the time of an accident is not necessarily an excuse that can relieve the driver of liability. The driver can still be held liable under several different circumstances, including:

  1. The driver failed to check his blind spots before attempting to merge or made another maneuver that led to the accident.
  2. The driver misjudged the motorcycle’s speed.
  3. The driver misjudged the motorcycle’s position within the lanes of traffic.
  4. The driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
  5. The driver was distracted at the time of the accident by a cell phone, navigational system, radio, eating, drinking, or another reason.