According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), per vehicle miles traveled, motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely that people in automobiles to die in a traffic crash. Motorcycle accidents account for 14% of all traffic-related fatalities, and 2018 alone, 4,985 motorcyclists were killed while on the road.
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Ten Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Unsafe lane changes
- Car doors opening
- Driving under the influence
- Lane splitting
- Sudden stops
- Inexperienced drivers
- Left-turn accidents
- Dangerous road conditions
- Motorcycle defects
Motorcycle Road Safety
Riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving any other motor vehicle. However, motorcyclists can minimize their risks by taking steps to stay safe by:
- Wearing safety gear and bright colors
- Reducing lane splitting
- Keeping speed to a minimum
- Staying sober while driving
- Avoiding road hazards and riding in poor weather
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Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and death, and may require a lifetime of medical treatment. Avrek Law Firm’s motorcycle accident lawyers have years of experience in representing motorcycle accident victims and their claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident and need to speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer, call our office or fill out the online form to schedule your free consultation today!