Due to the lack of protection afforded by a motorcycle, injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are often much more severe than injuries sustained in other motor vehicle accidents. The high rate of catastrophic injuries and deaths occurring in motorcycle accidents makes it very important for motorcycle drivers to understand the most common causes of these accidents.
Approximately 75% of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. In most cases, the other vehicle is a passenger car. Many motorcycle accidents that do not involve other vehicles are still caused by a “near miss” with a vehicle that failed to respect the motorcycle’s right of way.
To take action against the negligent driver who caused your motorcycle accident, don't hesitate to contact us today.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents that are the fault of a negligent driver of another vehicle include:
There are also times when the motorcyclist is at fault for the accident.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents resulting from operator error include:
In addition, many motorcycle accidents are made worse if the rider does not wear a helmet or the proper clothing. Helmets can significantly reduce your risk of a serious brain injury during a motorcycle accident. Wearing proper gear such as boots, gloves, and jackets can minimize the severity of lacerations, abrasions, and scrapes.
Some motorcycle accidents are caused by factors beyond the control of the motorcyclist or other drivers on the road. These include:
It is important that after an accident, you take action to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation that you deserve. We encourage you to work with our personal injury team as soon as possible. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident near Danbury, Waterbury, or New Haven, Connecticut, Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP may be able to help.
Call us today at (888) 244-5480 to schedule your free initial consultation.