Since 1966, over 100,000 motorcyclists have been killed in a motorcycle accident. Lack of seatbelts and outside protection make motorcycle accident victims especially vulnerable to serious injuries. However, those who were wearing helmets during a motorcycle accident have a much higher chance for survival than those who were not.
In most cases, a motorcycle accident involves the motorcycle and another moving vehicle. In almost 75% of these types of motorcycle accidents, the front of the motorcycle strikes the other vehicle. However, more than a quarter of motorcycle accidents are caused by the motorcycle crashing into a stationary object. Like other vehicular accidents, motorcycle accidents are much more likely when either driver is speeding or under the influence of alcohol. Motorcycle accidents can be prevented through defensive driving/riding. The number of motorcyclists involved in fatal motorcycle accidents while speeding was double that for drivers of other vehicles. Reducing the frequency and severity of motorcycle accidents can therefore be as simple as observing posted speed limits. Another major factor in motorcycle accidents is vehicle's blind spots. Motorcyclists who make their presence known can avoid motorcycle accidents caused by other drivers. A helmet can greatly reduce head and neck injuries if a motorcycle accident does occur.
The injuries received in motorcycle accidents are generally much more severe than those from regular vehicular accidents. Motorcycle accidents can result in debilitating injuries and even death.
If a motorcycle accident has affected your quality of life, or if a loved one has been severely injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you may wish to speak to the motorcycle lawyer at the Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen.