Motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous, and are more common than many riders assume. There are many unique risks posed to motorcyclists, making these vehicles much riskier than other types of motor vehicles. According to the Hurt Report, in at least half of all motorcycle accidents that involve another motor vehicle, the rider is not the one at fault. Motorcycle accidents can also be caused by product defects and hazardous road conditions. No matter what the cause of your accident, you deserve the aid of Atlanta’s best personal injury lawyer. To receive a free review of your motorcycle accident case, contact us today.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accident statistics can be frightening, but they can also help you avoid riskier circumstances. If you ride a motorcycle, you should know that:
- 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle.
- Two thirds of motorcycle-automobile accidents are caused by the driver violating the motorcycle’s right of way.
- 70 percent of motorcycle-automobile accidents occur in intersections.
Many of these accidents occur because of a motorcycle’s limited visibility. For many drivers, motorcycles are difficult to recognize, appearing as smaller moving targets on the road. Also, motorcycles are vulnerable to road hazards that do not affect cars. These include potholes, debris, uneven concrete, train tracks, and instability due to high speed.
Making matters worse is the motorcycle’s open chassis. This leads the rider exposed to injury, without the protections of a four-wheeled automobile. This is why so many motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
At Kim Injury Law, we understand the nuances of determining liability in these cases. With our years of experience trying these cases, we know what it takes to get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and cover your expenses. But, more than that, we become your partners in the pursuit of justice. We can’t get started until we hear from you, so contact us today.