Motorcycle Accidents
 
Every year, between 80,000 and 92,000 motorcycles get into an accident. Out of this number, approximately 5,000 are fatal. With 8 million registered motorcycles in the US, that means that around 1% of all motorcycles in the US get into an accident annually.

Motorcycle accidents, while not as rampant as accidents involving other vehicles, are more likely to end with a fatality. Even when there is no loss of life in a motorcycle accident, injuries are usually severe and life-threatening. As bad as motorcyclists have it when it comes to injuries from accidents, it gets even worse. Accidents that these two-wheeled vehicles get into are rarely their fault.
 
Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents that bring about injuries are usually the fault of the other vehicle, which usually fails to see or notice the motorcycle, causing the accident to happen. It has been noted that 75% of accidents involving a vehicle and a motorcycle is the fault of the driver of the vehicle. The other 25% of reported motorcycle accidents are single vehicle ones, which means only the motorcycle is involved.

To better understand the risks that motorcyclists engage in while on the road, here is the list of the most common accidents they can get into:

  • Lane Changing – Accidents can happen when a driver changes lanes without checking for incoming motorcycles. Failing to check blind spots and signaling the intent to change lanes can also be blamed for lane changing accidents.
  • Dooring – Serious injuries can result when a driver opens their car door without looking to see if there is incoming traffic before doing so. Dooring can injure both the motorcyclist and the vehicle driver.
  • Speeding – Speeding can cause accidents, whether you are a motorcycle, a car, a truck, or any other vehicle on the road. The accident can be caused by one vehicle speeding and losing control or both vehicles speeding and not anticipating what will happen next. When speeding is the cause of an accident, it is safe to assume that the greater the speed of the vehicle the more severe the injuries.
  • Lane Splitting – Motorcycles are small enough to fit in between two cars, which is why some motorcyclists do lane splitting, in order to get ahead of the traffic. There is no rule against lane splitting in most states (except for Florida where it is illegal), but it is not considered illegal either.
  • Car Turning Left – This is another accident that can be attributed to the driver either being preoccupied, not checking their blind spot, or simply misjudging the speed of the motorcycle that they actually see coming up.
  • Car Turning Right – This accident can happen when a vehicle is turning right into another street or road from an outside lane without checking for incoming motorcycles or bicycles on their right side.
  • Bad Road Conditions – Motorcycles that don’t see a pothole or debris on the road ahead can get into an accident because of this. Even when they try to avoid such obstacles, they still have the tendency to suffer injuries if their maneuver actually causes them to crash instead.
  • Bad Weather Conditions – A sudden downpour can make roads more dangerous, not only for motorcycles but also for other vehicles as well. Wet roads make braking more difficult and the possibility of potholes hidden by puddles of water also pose a threat to motorcyclists.

 
Injuries a Person Can Suffer in a Motorcycle Accident

In accidents involving a motorcycle, whether there is another vehicle involved in the accident or not, usually end up with the rider suffering serious injuries. Here are some of the injuries a motorcyclist may end up with when they get into an accident:

Head and neck injuriesHead injuries can be fatal in motorcycle accidents, particularly if a rider does not wear a helmet. While over the years more motorcyclists have been wearing DOT-compliant helmets, a fair percentage still opt to not wear this safety headgear, with a few choosing to wear non-compliant helmets. While wearing a helmet cannot guarantee that injuries won’t happen, it does prevent serious injuries, giving a person a chance at surviving the crash.

Bone injuriesBone injuries are also common among those who find themselves in a motorcycle accident. From broken arms to broken legs to spinal injuries, you will find those motorcycle accident victims can suffer from a long list of bone injuries.

Road Rash – This is when a motorcyclist slides across the road after being thrown off their motorcycle. This can come in three degrees, red skin (first degree), broken skin surface (second degree), and tissue, as well as fat, are exposed (third degree).
 
What to Do When You Were in a Motorcycle Accident

Getting in a motorcycle accident can be a life-changing occurrence. The injuries you sustain from such a thing happening can actually change your life. You may find yourself with mounting medical bills, rehabilitation schedules, needing time off from work, and even finding it difficult to continue working in the same capacity. When this happens, your finances will definitely take a nosedive.

If your motorcycle accident was caused by someone else, you may be eligible for compensation. Getting financial aid can help get you back on your feet and can help you live a relatively normal life despite what happened. If you want to find out if you are owed money because of your accident, answer this questionnaire.

Don’t wait too long to get the information you need to file a motorcycle accident claim. A statute of limitations is common with all claims and if you don’t act now, you might miss your window for claiming what is rightfully owed you. Answer this short questionnaire and immediately learn if you might get paid for your medical bills, loss of income and other monetary damages.

 

Motorcycle Accidents
 
Every year, between 80,000 and 92,000 motorcycles get into an accident. Out of this number, approximately 5,000 are fatal. With 8 million registered motorcycles in the US, that means that around 1% of all motorcycles in the US get into an accident annually.

Motorcycle accidents, while not as rampant as accidents involving other vehicles, are more likely to end with a fatality. Even when there is no loss of life in a motorcycle accident, injuries are usually severe and life-threatening. As bad as motorcyclists have it when it comes to injuries from accidents, it gets even worse. Accidents that these two-wheeled vehicles get into are rarely their fault.
 
Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents that bring about injuries are usually the fault of the other vehicle, which usually fails to see or notice the motorcycle, causing the accident to happen. It has been noted that 75% of accidents involving a vehicle and a motorcycle is the fault of the driver of the vehicle. The other 25% of reported motorcycle accidents are single vehicle ones, which means only the motorcycle is involved.

To better understand the risks that motorcyclists engage in while on the road, here is the list of the most common accidents they can get into:

  • Lane Changing – Accidents can happen when a driver changes lanes without checking for incoming motorcycles. Failing to check blind spots and signaling the intent to change lanes can also be blamed for lane changing accidents.
  • Dooring – Serious injuries can result when a driver opens their car door without looking to see if there is incoming traffic before doing so. Dooring can injure both the motorcyclist and the vehicle driver.
  • Speeding – Speeding can cause accidents, whether you are a motorcycle, a car, a truck, or any other vehicle on the road. The accident can be caused by one vehicle speeding and losing control or both vehicles speeding and not anticipating what will happen next. When speeding is the cause of an accident, it is safe to assume that the greater the speed of the vehicle the more severe the injuries.
  • Lane Splitting – Motorcycles are small enough to fit in between two cars, which is why some motorcyclists do lane splitting, in order to get ahead of the traffic. There is no rule against lane splitting in most states (except for Florida where it is illegal), but it is not considered illegal either.
  • Car Turning Left – This is another accident that can be attributed to the driver either being preoccupied, not checking their blind spot, or simply misjudging the speed of the motorcycle that they actually see coming up.
  • Car Turning Right – This accident can happen when a vehicle is turning right into another street or road from an outside lane without checking for incoming motorcycles or bicycles on their right side.
  • Bad Road Conditions – Motorcycles that don’t see a pothole or debris on the road ahead can get into an accident because of this. Even when they try to avoid such obstacles, they still have the tendency to suffer injuries if their maneuver actually causes them to crash instead.
  • Bad Weather Conditions – A sudden downpour can make roads more dangerous, not only for motorcycles but also for other vehicles as well. Wet roads make braking more difficult and the possibility of potholes hidden by puddles of water also pose a threat to motorcyclists.

 
Injuries a Person Can Suffer in a Motorcycle Accident

In accidents involving a motorcycle, whether there is another vehicle involved in the accident or not, usually end up with the rider suffering serious injuries. Here are some of the injuries a motorcyclist may end up with when they get into an accident:

Head and neck injuriesHead injuries can be fatal in motorcycle accidents, particularly if a rider does not wear a helmet. While over the years more motorcyclists have been wearing DOT-compliant helmets, a fair percentage still opt to not wear this safety headgear, with a few choosing to wear non-compliant helmets. While wearing a helmet cannot guarantee that injuries won’t happen, it does prevent serious injuries, giving a person a chance at surviving the crash.

Bone injuriesBone injuries are also common among those who find themselves in a motorcycle accident. From broken arms to broken legs to spinal injuries, you will find those motorcycle accident victims can suffer from a long list of bone injuries.

Road Rash – This is when a motorcyclist slides across the road after being thrown off their motorcycle. This can come in three degrees, red skin (first degree), broken skin surface (second degree), and tissue, as well as fat, are exposed (third degree).
 
What to Do When You Were in a Motorcycle Accident

Getting in a motorcycle accident can be a life-changing occurrence. The injuries you sustain from such a thing happening can actually change your life. You may find yourself with mounting medical bills, rehabilitation schedules, needing time off from work, and even finding it difficult to continue working in the same capacity. When this happens, your finances will definitely take a nosedive.

If your motorcycle accident was caused by someone else, you may be eligible for compensation. Getting financial aid can help get you back on your feet and can help you live a relatively normal life despite what happened. If you want to find out if you are owed money because of your accident, answer this questionnaire.

Don’t wait too long to get the information you need to file a motorcycle accident claim. A statute of limitations is common with all claims and if you don’t act now, you might miss your window for claiming what is rightfully owed you. Answer this short questionnaire and immediately learn if you might get paid for your medical bills, loss of income and other monetary damages.

 

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