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Motorcycle safety during the fall months

For some motorcyclists, the end of summer means that it is time to put the motorcycle away for the year. For others, fall represents the best time of year to take to the road. If you plan on riding your motorcycle during the fall, it is crucial to keep safety in mind at all times and do what you can to lower the chances of an accident. There are many hazards during this time of year that you should watch out for and a number of ways you can keep yourself safer.

Are motorcyclists more likely to pass away in a crash?

Everyone who travels in any type of vehicle faces a number of risks and may find their lives completely upended following a traffic collision. However, some people may be especially vulnerable with respect to some of the traffic collision consequences, such as the loss of life and devastating injuries. Those who ride a motorcycle, for example, are more exposed in comparison to those driving a large truck or a small car. Moreover, when they are involved in a collision, they may be more likely to lose their lives.

Inexperienced motorcyclists and traffic accidents

Each day, motorcyclists are struck by reckless drivers who fail to drive sober, do not pay attention to the road or exhibit some other example of negligent driving. These collisions can be particularly devastating for motorcyclists, who are especially likely to become injured or lose their lives in a collision. On the other hand, some motorcycle accidents are caused by inexperienced motorcyclists, who may not have very much familiarity with riding a motorcycle. Inexperienced motorcyclists may collide with a vehicle or with another motorcyclist, which highlights how crucial it is for motorcyclists to have the experience they need to ride safely.

Can poor road maintenance cause a motorcycle crash?

Motorcyclists face many threats on roadways across the country, especially when it comes to reckless drivers such as those who are drunk, distracted or fail to pay attention to other people on the road. However, there are other reasons why a motorcyclist may be involved in a crash, such as poor road maintenance. If you ride a motorcycle, it is important to be aware of these potential risk factors whenever you take to the road.

Anxiety following a motorcycle accident

Motorcycle crashes can lead to many hardships in a victim’s life, whether they are facing challenges related to physical injuries or are experiencing financial burdens. From taking time off work because of immobility to being unable to pay medical bills, these are devastating consequences that have disrupted many victims’ lives. However, there are other challenges that may affect victims of motorcycle crashes, such as anxiety. A motorcyclist may be very worried about their future and uncertain about their ability to recover from a wreck, which can make things even harder.

Alcohol use and motorcycle accidents

From drivers who fail to properly pay attention to the road to patches of black ice, there are a variety of hazards that motorcyclists need to keep in mind when they get on their bike. However, the use of alcohol is especially concerning and contributes to many of the motorcycle crashes that occur each year. Alcohol intoxication is responsible for motorcyclists losing control of their bike and it is also to blame for many of the drivers who collide with motorcyclists. Sadly, more lives will be claimed to intoxicated driving in the weeks ahead, especially with Memorial Day weekend coming up.

Potholes and motorcycle wrecks

Most motorcyclists realize that there a wide variety of hazards to keep an eye out for whenever they take to the streets, from distracted drivers who do not pay attention to stop signs to ice and inclement weather. That said, there are other hazards to be mindful of and this is especially true for those who ride a motorcycle. For example, a motorcyclist may collide with another vehicle or find themselves thrown off of their motorcycle after riding over a pothole. On the road, you should try to be vigilant for any potential risk, as difficult as this may be at times.

How many scooter accident victims are sent to the ER?

When it comes to collisions on the road, each accident is unique. Often, two passenger cars collide with each other, but there are many other types of motor vehicle wrecks. For example, someone may be hit by a reckless driver while operating a scooter, which can be especially dangerous. Sadly, many lives have been lost as a result of scooter accidents that were caused by drunk, distracted, drowsy, or careless drivers across Orange County.

Slick roads and motorcycle accidents

Motorcyclists face a number of hazards, from negligent drivers colliding with them to obstructions on the road, such as a fallen tree limb. However, weather can be particularly concerning, such as slick roads. If the weather does not seem favorable, it might be a good idea to stay off of the road. However, even responsible motorcyclists may find themselves hurt or killed in a crash that occurred as a result of poor weather conditions.

Looking at other motorcycle accident consequences

When a motorcycle crash occurs, victims may face a wide range of hardships and we have covered a lot of these consequences on this blog. For example, a motorcyclist could be seriously injured and, in some cases, pass away. Costly medical expenses or funeral costs could arise. However, our firm knows that these wrecks can result in many other types of consequences as well. From a victim's standpoint, it is essential to not only hold accountable negligent drivers, but examine all potential resources that could help.

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