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While all forms of transportation come with inherent risks, motorcyclists are at particularly high risk of suffering injuries and death in accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that, while motorcyclists represent only 3% of the registered motor vehicle fleet nationwide, they account for 14% of all traffic-related fatalities. Motorcycles are dangerous because they lack virtually all of the safety features of passenger vehicles, such as airbags and seatbelts, which have been credited for saving thousands of lives. While helmets are a motorcyclist’s first line of defense against injuries, they are not 100% effective, and even the most conscientious motorcyclists can make deadly mistakes. What follows is a summary of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact a Laurel motorcycle accident attorney.
Motorcycle accidents occur for many of the same reasons all traffic accidents occur, but the most serious motorcycle accidents tend to occur when motorcycles and passenger vehicles interact. Some of the most common cause of motorcycle accidents include:
As a result of their lack of safety features, motorcycle accidents can often cause severe injuries and even death to riders, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and burns.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident that you believe was the result of another driver’s negligence, you should consider pursuing a personal injury action to recover for your damages. To get started, please contact a Laurel motorcycle accident attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles by calling 301-723-7076 or filling out our online form.