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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

80 percent of motorcycle accidents lead to death or injury

Motorcycle accidents are violent, they happen quickly and they lead to injuries and death in the vast majority of cases. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that over 80 percent of the accidents that get reported to the authorities have one of these outcomes.

Car turns in front of motorcycle, critically injuring rider

For motorcyclists, one of the most dangerous possible situations is when a driver does not see a motorcycle and turns in front of it. These impacts can be nearly unavoidable, and motorcyclists, without the benefit of a metal vehicle around them, can be seriously injured.

Older motorcycle riders may be in greater danger

Naturally, anyone on a motorcycle can be involved in an accident, regardless of age. However, a study of fatality trends carried out by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that older riders were seeing the biggest increase in deadly wrecks.

Punitive damages may be possible in motorcycle accident cases

Punitive damages are not part of every personal injury case because they're not designed to compensate the victim for his or her expenses, like medical bills and lost wages. Nor are they meant to compensate the victim for any pain an suffering.

Avoiding driver mistakes while on a motorcycle

As a motorcyclist, you want to work hard to avoid accidents, even the ones that are not your fault. Motorcycle crashes often result in no injuries for those in the cars and serious injuries -- or even death -- for those on a bike. Don't be so adamant about your rights on the road that you don't look for driver mistakes.

2013 data: Florida has most motorcycle accidents in country

Motorcyclists are inherently in a dangerous position out on the road. They ride powerful, fast vehicles that can travel as fast as cars, but that lack any of the protections provided by cars. No air bags; no seat belts; no padding or protections offered by the vehicle. Motorcyclists rely entirely on a helmet and some smaller pieces of safety gear to protect them in case of an accident. Sadly, though, when motorcyclists get into an accident, they often suffer serious or even fatal injuries.

Motorcycle accidents and motorists

It is summertime and more bikers and automobiles are on the road in Hillsborough. As a result, the number of motorcycle accidents with motor vehicle operators are on the rise. Many of these accidents are the result of run-ins with motorists who are engaging in distracted and reckless driving behaviors. Other reasons for motorcycle accidents include poor road conditions and a lack of sufficient driving experience.

Non-helmeted motorcycle accident victims at risk for TBIs

Motorcycle owners have the option of not wearing helmets in Hillsborough when they are cruising the streets. However, those who choose to forgo these safety devices are more likely to suffer from traumatic brain injuries than riders who wear them.


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