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What are Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle riding can be enjoyable, but it can also be dangerous. Motorcycle riding is the riskiest mode of transportation in the United States. Motorcycle riders and passengers are vulnerable to serious and catastrophic injuries or death every time they are on the road. Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash and five times more likely to be injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

When a motorcycle accident involves other vehicles, more than one-half take place at intersections, and more than two-thirds of at-fault drivers say that they did not see the motorcycle, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Motorcycle riders and passengers are at a higher risk for injury than passenger vehicle occupants.

Motorcycle riders can wear safety equipment, such as helmets and leg protection, to help lessen the impact of accidents.

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What are Common Causes of Car Accidents?

Common Causes of Car Accidents

On average, there are approximately six million car accidents each year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When a car accident occurs, it can lead to a variety of damages for the victim and their family, including lost wages, expensive medical bills, vehicular damage, and pain and suffering.

Drivers have a duty of care to other motorists on the road. When a driver breaches this duty of care and it results in an accident, they can be held liable for any damages that result. A driver can breach this duty of care in many ways, including distracted driving, driver fatigue, impaired driving, and reckless driving. Victims should contact a lawyer to help recover their entitled compensation for damages from the accident.

Distracted Driving

When a person is behind the wheel, it is crucial that they stay cautious and focused on the road.

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Can Not Wearing a Helmet Affect My Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Most states have laws that make it mandatory for motorcyclists to wear helmets for their own protection. Much like seat belt laws that are meant to protect occupants of cars and trucks, motorcycle helmet laws are seen as a public safety issue. Implementation of such safety measures may bring up concerns about what happens when an accident does occur. Can a motorcyclist who failed to wear a helmet still file a claim for injuries after a motorcycle accident?

Helmet use is important since riding on a motorcycle is significantly more dangerous than riding in a car. In fact, studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the likelihood of being injured in a motorcycle accident is about five times higher compared to those in cars. The odds of being killed in an accident are 28 times higher for those riding on motorcycles over those riding in cars.

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