For many people, riding a motorcycle is part of their daily routine. It takes a great deal of experience and skill to safely operate a motorcycle, and due to the lack of protection they have compared to being in an enclosed vehicle, it is imperative that motorcyclists always exercise extreme caution. However, even when a motorcyclist is careful, a tragic accident can still result due to the negligence of another. Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries, and in some cases, these injuries can be fatal.
Some of the common injuries that motorcyclists can sustain in an accident include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain Injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Nerve damage
- Bone fractures
- Loss of limb(s)
In a recent one-year study, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that motorcyclist fatalities in the United States totaled at 5,286, which is a 5.1 percent increase from the previous year. The organization also reports that motorcyclist fatalities occurred 28 times more often than deadly accidents in other vehicles.
No two auto accidents are identical, and because of this, there are often several causes of motorcycle accidents. However, some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include negligent drivers. A driver may not see a motorcyclist on the road, or the driver may be distracted, perhaps while texting on a cell phone. In some situations, a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol when striking a motorcyclist.
Some of the common types of motorcycle accidents which result in injuries and claims for compensation may include:
- Excessive speed accidents
- Rear-end motorcycle accident
- Lane splitting accident
- Hit and run motorcycle accident
- Driving under the influence
- Dangerous road conditions
- Left-Turn collisions
There are also several cases of single-vehicle accidents when it comes to a motorcycle crashes, where no other vehicles were involved. However, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the specific cause of the injury, another party may still be found negligent. For example, defective safety gear, such as motorcycle helmets, have been found to be the direct cause of a motorcyclist’s serious injury in what would have otherwise been a minor accident. If a negligent party was the cause of your injuries, you may currently be pursuing monetary compensation in a motorcycle accident case.
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