Many motorcycle accidents lead to serious injuries and even fatalities because motorcyclists don’t have the same protection that a car or truck provides. Something that would be a minor car accident can cause serious injuries for motorcyclists.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
While there are a number of causes of motorcycle accidents, here are some of the most common situations that they can occur:
Cars Making Left Turns: Often drivers do not see or misjudge a motorcycle’s speed before making left-hand turns. This accounts for almost half of all accidents involving motorcycles.
Changing Lanes: Drivers often do not double-check their blind spot and, since motorcycles are smaller than most vehicles, they can go unseen to a driver changing lanes.
Rear-End: Rear-end accidents have a much larger impact on a motorcyclist versus a vehicle. In certain circumstances, a rear-end collision can lead to a motorcyclist being ejected from their motorcycle and cause serious, life-threatening injuries.
As opposed to the heavy-set protection of a standard car, motorcycles are less covered and protected. Some of the most common injuries are:
Concussions and head injuries – even when proper headgear is worn;
Biker’s Arm; and
Crush injuries to the lower extremities.
The Longo Firm is Here to Help You
Having an attorney who is experienced with personal injury and motorcycle accident cases is invaluable in making sure your medical bills paid and getting your life back on track. The Longo Firm is always here to help answer any motorcycle accident-related questions you may have.
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