Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Types of Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries in Atlanta
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At The Weinstein Firm we are aware how serious motorcycle accidents are on you and your loved ones. Riders and their passengers are extremely vulnerable to injury and death on the road in comparison to drivers in automobiles. Despite the high number of accidents, motorcyclists are generally not to blame for their actions.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents occur every day in Georgia, resulting in significant injuries and even death. Based on national statistics, for every 100,000 motorcycles registered in a given year, there were 69.33 fatalities. Due to the distressing numbers, motorcyclists must learn about the most common causes of accidents.
The following is a list of common causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Head-on collisions – Most motorcycle accidents occur because car and truck drivers are not able to see motorcyclists. 56% of motorcycle accident deaths are attributed to other vehicles crashing into motorcycles. 78% of accidents are caused by cars striking motorcycles from the front.
- Cars turning left – These kinds of collisions consist of 42% of all accidents involving a car and motorcycle. Typically, a turning car hits a motorcycle when the biker is going straight through an intersection, passing the car, or attempting to overtake the car.
- Motorcycles splitting lanes – Motorcyclists tend to split lanes when cars are moving slowly or stuck in traffic. Since the cars are in close proximity to the motorcycle, any sudden movement from a car is enough to cause a severe injury to the motorcyclist. Cars hardly ever anticipate any vehicle passing them in slowed or stopped traffic.
- Motorcycle and fixed objects – 25% of motorcycle-related deaths occur when they collide with a fixed object.
- Road Hazards – Because of their smaller size and lack of proper stability compared to cars, potholes, slick pavement conditions, uneven heights between lanes, dead animals, or other hazardous objects are considered safety threats.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Georgia
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According to national statistics, over 4,000 people die in motorcycle accidents each year. Compared to deaths in car collisions, motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to die in an accident each year. Every year, the fatalities involving motorcycle accidents have been steadily on the rise.
If you or a loved one has been injured or passed away because of a motorcycle accident, our firm is prepared to conduct a thorough investigation into your case and aggressively pursue the justice necessary to get your life back on track. You won’t have to pay anything until after we win your case.
Most Common Motorcycle Injuries
As a motorcyclist, it’s statistically inevitable that you will be involved in at least one accident during your riding life. Even if you consider yourself the safest rider in the world, the numbers are against you. We will be going through some of the most common injuries sustained by motorcyclists and provide you information about how to diagnose each injury, how to treat them, and how long you’ll be sidelined.
Common motorcycle injuries include:
- Head injuries
- It’s very important to wear a helmet at all times when you’re riding. The brain is one of the most delicate organs in the human body, susceptible to receive different levels of damage, such as mild traumatic brain injury to a catastrophic one.
- If you experience a prolonged loss of consciousness, anticipate being transported to a hospital and get treated by a specialist in order to determine the severity of the injury.
- Get yourself checked out immediately if you feel headaches, nausea, and memory loss if you were involved in an accident
- Broken bones and spine injuries
- A broken neck, back, or pelvis can be quite severe. A broken neck or back can potentially lead to spinal injuries, paralysis, and a lifetime of difficulty moving. A broken hip can result in having to use walking sticks or crutches for the remainder of your life.
- When you fall off a motorcycle, you will instinctively attempt to land on your arms to brace yourself from completely falling. Unfortunately, this tends to lead to broken arms and risks. Often lasting six weeks or longer, you can re-straighten your broken limbs by casting them. The same procedure pertains to broken legs.
- Road rash
- With the proper protective gear, you can limit the vulnerability to road rash tremendously. Treat road rash by thorough cleaning of the wounded area. You may experience discomfort for weeks and you’ll be left with a patch of light colored skin where the abrasion occurred.
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If you have sustained any form of injury from a motorcycle accident, don’t get overwhelmed by medical bills and loss of income. Whether it was because of the negligent actions of a driver or the difficulty of receiving help from insurance companies, we are dedicated to determine who is at fault and fight for your deserved compensation.
Contact our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers today to request a free case evaluation.