MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS MUST PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO ONCOMING VEHICLES
Even though most vehicle accidents do not involve motorcycles, it is a reality that those that do often have grave outcomes. When a motorcyclist is involved in a head-on collision, they are certainly exposed to more serious injuries than those driving cars, trucks, or vans. Reports by the federal government show that accidents involving motorcycles have more than a thirty percent greater chance of causing death or serious injury. Due to this statistic, it is important for motorcyclist to be aware of problems that cause head-on collisions.
Some of these issues consist of:
- Drivers veering/swerving into oncoming traffic lanes;
- Attempts at beating oncoming traffic when making a left turn;
- Drivers falling asleep at the wheel
When motorcycles are involved with auto accidents, there is more than a fifty percent chance that the outcome will involve death. An even more staggering statistic shows that nearly eighty percent of those auto accidents which kill motorcyclists are front end impacts or head-on collisions. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death because of a head-on collision, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Madalon Law to discuss your legal options.
DIFFERENT OUTCOMES FOR THOSE DRIVING CARS AND THOSE DRIVING MOTORCYCLES
Generally speaking, the most dangerous type of motor vehicle accident is that where a head-on collision is present. Taking the two independent forces of each vehicle and bringing those forces together has horrific effects, which can easily cause death. Head-on collisions are the most common cause of death when it comes to auto accidents in general; but, those head-on crashes which involve motorcycles and other vehicles are much more likely to create a situation that causes death. If the front end of a vehicle impacts with the front end of an oncoming motorcycle, the massive force can instantly kill the motorcyclist and leave the passenger vehicle with little to no damage at times.
The majority of these head-on collisions are caused by the negligence of one of the drivers involved. Certain drivers may not be focusing on the road because of things such as:
- Drunk Driving
- Sleep Deprivation / Falling Asleep
- Tinkering with Electronics
- Eating while Driving
- Attempting to Locate a Specific Destination / Lost
GETTING LEGAL ADVICE SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT STEP
Following a head-on collision, it is extremely important for you to consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who understands personal injury laws. Your attorney must be able to fully assess your claim, make sure all negligent parties are held liable, and help you to get the full and just compensation that you deserve.
At Madalon Law, the experienced legal team and the motorcycle accident attorneys there will help you and your loved ones find the peace of mind you have been looking for after such a horrific event. Contact our Fort Lauderdale office for your free consultation. We fight for the rights of motorcycle accident victims throughout the state of Florida.