Often times cars jeopardize the safety of motorcyclists on the road. In fact, statistics prove that the majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by a vehicle driver. Typically a motor vehicle driver is in a hurry and does not pay close attention to the road or keep an eye on their blind spots. Motorcycles are much smaller in size rather than the average vehicle, in turn, makes motorcycles harder to see. These are common errors drivers make that cause most motorcycle accidents:
- When cars make left-hand turns
- Avoiding the motorcycles right-of-way
- Blind Spots
- Forcing a motorcycle to the guard rail
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motorcycle death rates have increased substantially from 2008- 2010, killing 14,283 victims. Research has shown that motorcycles that are hit by a car are the cause for 98 percent of motorcycle fatalities. Although motorcycles only make up 3 percent of registered vehicles, they contribute to 13 percent of all accidents. This may not seem like a lot, however if we each do our part to stay alert behind the wheel we can eliminate most instances where motorcycle accidents occur.
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Individuals injured in a motorcycle accident should contact the Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.