Riding your motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience. It is also a cost-effective mode of transportation, something everyone can appreciate when fuel prices are high. There are many bikes on the roads in Georgia and many very experienced riders who defensively drive to protect their safety. While you may be an excellent rider, you are at the highest risk for injury when you encounter a negligent driver.
In 2020, there were 5,579 motorcycle fatalities in the U.S., and the highest monthly numbers occurred in July, August and September. Tens of thousands of riders were also injured, often due to the negligent driving of others on the road. Wearing a helmet and practicing defensive, safe riding can reduce your risk, but it is wise to be aware of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents.
Left Turn Accidents
One of the most common causes of severe injury motorcycle accidents is the left turning vehicle. Car and truck drivers who turn left without noticing an oncoming motorcycle can do extensive harm to the rider and their bike.
Head On Collisions
A high percentage of motorcycle fatalities are caused by head-on collisions, usually on two lane roads. The smaller highways and roads may seem less dangerous but there is also less room to avoid a swerving car coming from the other direction.
Vehicles Changing Lane Into Motorcycle
Motorcycles can easily hide in blind spots and driver may change lanes into a motorcycle. This can be deadly and is almost always the fault of the other driver. These accidents can involve many different vehicles and often cause a fatality.
An estimated 50% or more of motorcycle accidents involve alcohol, either the rider, other driver or both. For motorcyclists and all motorists, abstaining from alcohol or other mind-altering substances before hitting the road should be a top priority.
Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you are injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by a negligent driver, contact our team at Harman Law Firm. We will fight for your right to fair compensation for your injury if we take your case. Call our office in Atlanta, GA to obtain a free legal consultation regarding your motorcycle accident injury.
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