Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
When it comes to travel, there is nothing quite like the exhilaration of cruising the open road on a motorcycle. What motorcycles lack in safety, they make up in fuel efficiency, agility and maneuverability. But unfortunately, motorcycles can still be dangerous, especially in the company of other drivers who fail to keep an eye out for motorcyclists.
Approximately three-quarters of all motorcycle accidents involve collisions or near-collisions with a car or truck on the road. Much smaller in size and weight than other motor vehicles, motorcycles are often overlooked or unnoticed by other drivers on city streets and state highways. The result can be a collision of catastrophic nature, resulting in a lifetime of medical bills and emotional suffering.
According to the latest data from the NHTSA, motorcyclists are about 24 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle accident, and about four times as likely to be injured.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, maximize your compensation through professional legal representation with our experience lawyers at Morrow, Gates & Morrow.
Common Motorcycle Accident Causes & Injuries
Motorcycle riders know all too well that cars often drive recklessly or negligently around them. Though motorcycles may be smaller, they still have equal rights on the road and should be given the proper following distance and attention that other vehicles receive. Unfortunately, many drivers do not give full attention to the road, resulting in irresponsible driving that can often lead to accidents.
The most common types of motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Blind spot collision
- Left-turn accidents
- Motorcycle defect accidents
- Rear-end collision
- DUI accidents
Most motorcycle crashes involve other vehicles and, as statistics prove:
- 78% of motorcycle accidents are head-on collisions
- 42% of motorcycle accidents with other cars occur when the car is turning left
- 5% of motorcycle accidents are rear-end crashes
Obstructions on the roads or poorly designed highways are also common reasons for motorcycle accidents. These typically result in the following common motorcycle accident injuries:
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Amputation injuries
- Internal injuries
When the Unexpected Happens, Call Morrow, Gates & Morrow
Determining who is at fault for your accident can be challenging. Let our experience motorcycle accident attorneys lead the investigation process and help you hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
The most notable motorcycle accident case that we handled includes:
$620,000.00 settlement – victim was injured when a left-turning motorist struck his stopped motorcycle.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us today at (337) 942-6529. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and have the experience to guide you through the entire legal process.