Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
In the United States alone, motorcycle accidents are nearly seven times more prevalent than car accidents. In terms of safety, motorcycles are barely better than being a pedestrian. The lack of protection offered by the bike compared to the safety features and protection of an enclosed vehicle means that the rider faces all natural and man-made elements. Motorcycle accident injuries are often much worse and more likely to end in serious injury or fatality than regular car accidents.
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a number of reasons. However, most are the result of a collision, or near collision, with a car who fails to detect or recognize a motorcyclist on the road. Accidents can occur in any of the following scenarios:
- Head-on collisions
- Cars making left-hand turns
- Motorcyclists lane splitting
- Cars rear-ending motorcycles
Injuries that occur because of these accidents can render the victim eligible for compensation to treat emotional trauma and pay medical bills.
Speak With a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Atlanta
In the event that you are the victim of a motorcycle accident at the hands of another driver, the team at Ausband & Dumont is prepared to help you explore your legal options. By filing a personal injury claim, you may be eligible for financial compensation to cover any medical expenses and provide emotional closure after the accident. To speak with a member of our team, call us at (404) 812-0051.