The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence in Florida, and, unfortunately they are more devastating than passenger vehicle accidents. Because a motorcycle rider is exposed to the road, vehicles and everything in between, the damages from a bike accident are serious. Even the safest motorcycle rider can be killed in an accident. Whether you are driving a vehicle or riding a motorcycle, it is important to know the most common causes of motorcycle accidents-and hopefully, find ways to avoid them.
Aggressive driving, by a vehicle, truck or even a bike rider can be devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, aggressive driving is defined as when one individual commits traffic violations that endanger other individuals or property. For example, tailgating, slamming on brakes to get back at someone who cut you off, etc. are all considered aggressive driving tactics. If someone cuts you off or is acting aggressive on the road, stay away from them. Do not retaliate or intentionally break the law, and never endanger someone on the road.
Texting While Driving
Texting is becoming a serious concern on the roads. When a driver is texting, they are not focusing on the road. Even ten seconds of looking at your phone could result in an accident, especially if you are driving at high speeds. According to a publication by the Federal Communication Commission, texting is 23 times greater riskfor accident than not texting while on the road. So, if you get behind the wheel or go to ride a bike, do not text while driving. Do not even pause to take a look at a text you receive. Instead, put the phone away until you can safely come to a complete stop.
When two passenger vehicles are involved in a rear-end collision, the results are not devastating. But, when a motorcycle rear ends another vehicle, it could be deadly. Sudden stops are one of the big causes for motorcycle accidents in Florida-and it is not necessarily the fault of the motorcycle rider. In some instances, vehicles may suddenly slam on their breaks without noticing a bike behind them. Or, the vehicle may cut off the rider, only to hit their breaks. When a motorcycle rear ends another vehicle, the rider is often thrown from the bike. Motorcycle riders can avoid these types of accidents by keeping a safe distance between themselves and vehicles. Also, cars should be aware of their surroundings before using their brakes abruptly.
Single Bike Accidents
Motorcycles are prone to skidding, toppling over, and sliding. These types of accidents are especially common for new motorcycle riders, but even experienced riders can encounter this during poor weather conditions, road construction, gravel on the road or even bald tires.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? You Need an Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, you need the assistance of an motorcycle accident attorney. Contact the team of personal injury lawyers at Lucas Law today for a free consultation by calling 603-581-7102. Related Posts :-