Motorcycle accidents can be particularly devastating for motorcyclists and their passengers. Not only are motorcyclists exposed to greater injury and death when an accident occurs, but motorcycles are often less visible on the road, causing other drivers to fail to yield appropriately, follow too closely, or act in complete ignorance of the motorcycle's presence, forcing the motorcyclist to act evasively.
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Motorcycle accident related injuries
As a result of both the increased risk of accidents, and the severity of injuries suffered when a motorcycle accident does occur, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer from serious damages in a motorcycle accident, including:
Motorcycle registrations have been on the increase in recent years, and with those increases comes an increase in motorcycle accidents as well. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,008 motorcyclists died and another 76,000 were injured in accidents in 2004-an 8% increase in fatalities and a 14% increase in injuries since 2003. Read this for more information about common motorcycle accidents.
Precautions you can take
Fortunately, there are a few simple measures motorcyclists can take to prevent many accidents and minimize the damages caused by accidents, including:
- Licensing and training. Riding a motorcycle is not like driving a car. It involves specialized skills and training. In fact, a disproportionate number of motorcyclists involved in accidents are not appropriately licensed to operate a motorcycle.
- Safety gear. Use of helmets and other safety gear has been shown to significantly decrease the incidence of death and serious injury when motorcycle accidents occur.
How to get help from an experienced motorcytcle accident attorney
If you or someone you love was in a motorcycle accident, it's important that you act quickly to gather the evidence you need, and to preserve your legal right to compensation for your losses.
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