Statistically motorcycle accidents happen no more frequently than automobile accidents. But federal government studies have determined the chances of serious personal injury resulting in death are 35 times greater when a motorcycle is involved. Educating yourself of three of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents, will help you prevent these tragedies from occurring.
- 42% of all car versus motorcycle accidents happens when an automobile is trying to make a left hand turn. Generally the car hits the motorcycle because the cyclist is trying to pass the car and beat the car through the intersection.
- Because of a motorcycle’s size and instability, accidents involving road hazards, which would be of little consequence to a 4,000 pound car can cause a serious accident to the average motorcyclist. Gravel, especially on secondary roads, is a very common concern for motorcycle riders.
- An accident between a fixed object and an automobile has a lesser chance of causing death or serious injury than between the same object and a motorcycle. In fact, 25% of all motorcycle accidents resulting in death are due to a stationary object.
Motorcycle accidents with injuries are a traumatic occurrence and one that frequently requires the services of a caring attorney. If you live in the South Florida area and have been involved in a motorcycle accident please contact the Law Offices of David N. Benenfeld today for more information.
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