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Understanding the Severity of Motorcycle Accidents

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CO injury lawyerMotorcycle accidents can be some of the most severe road accidents, often leading to serious injuries or even death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that motorcycle accidents are nearly 28 times more likely to result in fatalities than accidents involving passenger cars. Something that makes motorcycles especially dangerous is that it does not matter how safe a motorcycle driver someone is. You can be the safest motorcycle driver in the world, but it only takes one person’s negligence to turn a lovely day out on your motorcycle into a day of grief and tragedy.

If you have been injured on your motorcycle because of the negligence of another, consider contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights as you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.

What Factors Contribute to the Severity of Motorcycle Accidents?

One of the most significant factors contributing to the severity of motorcycle accidents is the lack of protection motorcycles offer their riders. Unlike cars, motorcycles do not have a metal frame, airbags, or other safety features to protect riders in the event of a collision. As a result, riders are at much higher risk of suffering severe injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries, and internal organ damage, even in low-speed accidents. Another factor contributing to the severity of motorcycle accidents is the high speed at which many riders travel. Motorcycles can reach high speeds quickly, making it difficult for riders to react in time to avoid an accident. Additionally, the small size and narrow profile of motorcycles can make them difficult for other drivers to see, increasing the risk of deadly collisions.

Road conditions and weather can also impact the severity of motorcycle accidents. For example, wet or icy roads can increase the risk of accidents and make it more difficult for riders to maintain control of their motorcycles. Poorly maintained roads, such as those with potholes or other hazards, can also increase the risk of accidents and the severity of injuries sustained in those accidents.

To reduce the severity of motorcycle accidents, it is essential for riders to engage in safe riding behaviors and always to wear appropriate protective gear, such as helmets and protective clothing. In addition, governments and communities can work to improve road conditions and visibility and to promote awareness of the dangers of motorcycle riding.

Contact a Fort Collins Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, consider contacting the skillful Larimer County motorcycle accident lawyers with Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.

Source: https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/813306

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