Most motorcycle crashes occurred on parts of roads other than intersections. One contributing factor to these statistics may be speed. At intersections, motorcycles are much more likely to travel at slower speeds, stop or start. Conversely, stretches of roads without intersections result in higher speeds on average and there is no reason to slow down or stop.
In the case of fatal motorcycle accidents, surviving family members of victims may have wrongful death actions against negligent parties. However, accidents do happen, so protect yourself by driving defensively at all times and in all conditions. Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents tend to be particularly serious and can make it difficult for victims to pay medical bills, while taking time off work to recover. For example, the lack of significant protective barriers between a motorcycle and the road, as well as the difficulty that other drivers may have to anticipate and see a motorcycle, make drivers prone to serious injury in the event of an accident.
In most cases, these types of accidents occur because the motorist did not check his blind spot and therefore did not see the motorcyclist or did not give way as required by law. When a motorcycle turns a corner, another distracted driver could drift into your lane and hit you head-on. The insurance laws in your state can be very different with respect to motorcycles compared to automobiles; therefore, it is very important to consult with an attorney about the laws applicable in your state. Treating these types of injuries can be painful and costly, so if you were recently injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Sutliff & Stout at 281-853-8446 to schedule an individual consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who can evaluate your case.
About half of the drivers with fatal injuries from touring motorcycles and cruisers or standard motorcycles wore helmets. A manufacturing defect, on the other hand, means that there was some deviation from the intended design while the motorcycle was being assembled, and this deviation made the motorcycle dangerous in some way. The safest way to share the road is to follow this advice: “Suppose you are invisible to other drivers and drive your motorcycle accordingly. Although motorcycle accidents occur in some places more frequently than in others, other factors regularly affect the rate of motorcycle accidents involving fatalities and injuries.
When motorcycles collide, their drivers lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, making them more likely to be injured or killed. At least eight of the ten states in which the highest number of motorcycle fatalities occurred are traditionally southern or somewhat southern states. Since motorcycles are smaller, other motorists often misjudge the speed at which a motorcyclist is traveling and become his travel path causing an accident.