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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Distracted drivers and motorcyclist fatalities

Motorcyclists face all sorts of hazards when they take to the road, and our blog has covered many. However, distracted driving is a major area of concern and distracted drivers have claimed the lives of many motorcyclists over the years. Unfortunately, there are all sorts of distractions that can get in the way of a person's ability to drive properly and these distractions will lead to more fatalities and serious injuries in the months ahead. If your loved one was hit by a driver who was not paying attention to the road, you should know what your legal options are.

Drunk driving and motorcycle wrecks

There are many threats that motorcyclists face on the roads each day, but some are especially concerning. Although hazards such as poor road conditions due to ice or heavy rain can lead to a tragic motorcycle crash, it is especially upsetting when someone's recklessness leads to a collision. Sadly, many drivers choose to get behind the wheel even though they are over the legal limit or are impaired as a result of drug use. Drunk drivers pose a threat to everyone on the road, but motorcyclists are especially at risk.

How many fatal motorcycle crashes take place on rural roads?

When it comes to preventing motorcycle accidents, there are many pointers to keep in mind. For example, motorcyclists should avoid driving while intoxicated and watch out when road conditions are poor. However, it may also be helpful to go over statistics on motorcycle accidents to gain a better understanding of the types of places and factors involved in many motorcycle wrecks. For example, some people may think that motorcycle accidents are very uncommon in rural areas, even though statistics show that many crashes happen on rural roads.

Piecing your life together after a motorcycle crash

Traffic accidents can be devastating for anyone involved in a crash, whether they were driving a large truck or a small vehicle. However, these wrecks can be particularly deadly and result in devastating injuries for those who are struck by other vehicles while riding a motorcycle. Motorcyclists face an especially high risk of death or serious injury for various reasons and sadly, some drivers fail to pay attention to others on the road, which can be especially problematic since motorcycles are harder to see due to their smaller size. If you were hurt in a motorcycle wreck, it is essential to consider your options as you piece your life back together.

How many motorcyclists are hurt each year?

In a recent post, we reviewed the number of motorcyclists whose lives are saved as a result of helmets. However, it is vital to remember that many motorcyclists are hurt in these accidents and the injuries can interfere with their lives in all sorts of ways. Not only do such injuries often lead to lost wages or even an inability to return to work ever again, but they can also cause a great deal of pain, result in limited mobility or a life-long disability, and leave victims with costly medical expenses.

How many motorcyclist lives do helmets save?

Whether you ride a motorcycle on a daily basis as your primary means of transportation or simply enjoy to ride occasionally when you have free time, you likely encounter a variety of risks. Sometimes, motorcyclists cannot prevent an accident regardless of how safe they are, with drunk and careless drivers on the road. However, you might want to go over some of the different ways to avoid a fatal motorcycle accident, such as wearing a proper helmet. Although this may not be enough to save your life, it could help reduce the likelihood of one of these accidents.

Misalignment and motorcycle crashes

As a motorcyclist, you may have a wide variety of stressors, such as operating your motorcycle during inclement weather or the risk of being hit by a distracted driver. However, there are many other reasons why these accidents can occur, threatening the lives of motorcyclists and also leading to lifelong injuries. For example, if your motorcycle is not aligned properly, you could find yourself in an accident.

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