Motorcycle Accidents


Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are very common in the United States and often result in serious injuries or fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 5.579 motorcyclists killed in 2020, and they are approximately 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash.

Types of motorcycle accidents

There are several types of motorcycle accidents, some of which are more common than others. These include:


    Head-on Collisions

    Often, the most deadly head-on collisions occur when a motorcycle collides with another vehicle or object head-on.


    Rear-End Accidents

    These accidents occur when a car or truck hits a motorcycle from behind, often resulting in severe injuries to the rider.


    Lane Splitting

    It occurs when a motorcycle rides between two lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic. It can be dangerous due to limited space and visibility.


    Single-Vehicle Accidents

    These accidents occur when a motorcycle crashes without any other vehicle involved. Speed, road conditions, or rider error may cause them.


    Intersection Accidents

    These occur when a motorcycle is hit by a vehicle while passing through an intersection. 


    Lane Changing Accidents

    These occur when a car or truck changes lanes and collides with a motorcycle.

    Five Tips to prevent motorcycle accidents

    While there is no guaranteed way to prevent motorcycle accidents, there are several steps riders can take to reduce the risk of an accident. These include:

    Motorcycle accidents can result in severe personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractures. Victims may require hospitalization, surgery, or long-term rehabilitation to recover from their injuries. In some cases, the injuries sustained can be permanent and may have lifelong consequences.

    If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us, we’ll be by your side helping you during your recovery. Also, you’ll be advised by an expert lawyer that will help you understand your legal rights and pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the accident.


    Wear protective gear

    This includes a DOT (Department of Transportation) compliant helmet, gloves, and clothing made of abrasion-resistant materials. This can help reduce the severity of injuries in an accident.


    Follow traffic laws

    Riders should follow the same traffic laws as other motorists. This includes obeying speed limits, signaling when changing lanes, and avoiding distracted driving.


    Be visible

    Motorcycles are smaller and more challenging to see than other vehicles on the road. Riders should increase their visibility by wearing brightly colored clothing or using reflective gear.


    Keep a safe distance

    Riders should maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles on the road, allowing enough time to react to sudden changes in traffic flow.


    Ride sober

    Motorcyclists need to be aware of their surroundings and anticipate potential hazards on the road, such as potholes, debris, or other drivers’ actions. Alcohol or drug consumption affects the ability to detect these hazards on time.

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