Posted on Aug 12, 2020

Carabin & Shaw P.C.

Motorcycle riders traveling on busy Texas streets or highways are especially vulnerable to accidents and injuries due to their lack of impact protection and problems being seen by car and truck drivers. Motorcycle riders face accidents of all types due to a lapse of attention, intoxication, or negligence in driving by other drivers.
Motorcycle accidents result in an estimated 50,000 injuries and 3,000 fatalities every year in the US. Motorcycles are more susceptible to accidents because they are smaller and less protected than cars or trucks. Due to the increased vulnerability of motorcycles in combination with the negligence of drivers on the road, motorcycle accidents can be some of the most severe on the road.
Motorcycle accidents - Causes
Some of the factors that contribute to the frequency of motorcycle accidents include:
Vehicle blind spots – Motorcycles are harder to see than most vehicles and are often overlooked by drivers that are not paying attention to the road.
Limited motorcycle visibility – Close to 70 percent of all accidents occur at intersections because motorcycles are not as visible due to parked vehicles, trees, buildings, etc.
Unsafe vehicle maneuvers – normal illegal motor vehicle maneuvers such as speeding, improper turning, and more
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