Cars, trucks, and other vehicles often fail to see motorcyclists on the road, whether due to vehicle blind spots, or because they go unnoticed in the mix of traffic. Because of this, motorcycles are often involved in severe vehicle accidents, causing serious harm, and even death, to the motorcycle drivers involved.
In fact, the risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater with a motorcycle than with a car. The risk for serious injury is also 16 times greater. Injuries occurring in motorcycle accidents are typically more severe for a few reasons, including:
- Motorcyclists are not protected from outside elements
- Motorcyclists are easily ejected from their vehicle
- There are no safety belts or air bags on motorcycles
- Motorcycles and their drivers have direct contact with both the road and other vehicles in an accident at high impact with very little protective padding or gear
- Other drivers tend to misunderstand or not follow the proper road rules around motorcycles
Types of Injuries Associated with Motorcycle Accidents
The CDC conducted a study showing that the most common motorcycle accident injuries are as follows:
- Leg and foot injuries (account for about 30% of all injuries)
- Head and neck injuries (make up roughly 22% of all motorcycle injuries)
- Upper trunk wounds (chest, shoulders, back)
- Arms and hands
- Lower trunk (hips, pelvis)
Contact Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. for Motorcycle Accident Claims
In motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, two-thirds are caused by the driver of the other vehicle violating the motorcycle’s right of way. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident at the fault of another driver, contact the Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys at Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. in Atlanta, GA.
If another driver is at fault for injuries or property damages, due to driver negligence or recklessness, our team can help. We will work with you to seek compensation for medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Call us today at 404-351-8888, or request a free legal consultation online for more information.