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Inherent Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents

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Auto accidents are all serious in their own way, but motorcycle accidents are typically more dangerous than others. One-third of motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers on the road, so even if you are committed to safety, you could get injured while on a ride. Why are motorcycle accidents so dangerous?

Motorcycles Don’t Offer the Same Protection

Think about the structure of a car compared to the structure of a motorcycle. In a car, you are encased by a metal frame that protects you when you are in an accident. On a motorcycle, there is nothing that protects you. You receive the brunt of the crash. Cars also have other safety features such as seatbelts and airbags, and you won’t find those on a motorcycle. 

Motorcycles Don’t Have the Same Braking Power

Braking on four wheels often comes with more control than braking on two wheels. The brake system of a car is going to be stronger than the brake system of a motorcycle. When a motorcyclist slams on the brakes, the cyclist is often thrust into a spin or a slide that results in more serious injuries. Riders also get thrown off their bikes quite often when braking too quickly. 

In some cases, the motorcycle brakes are simply faulty, and that can happen in a car as well. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle has faulty brakes, the results are often more severe than when a car has faulty brakes.

Motorcycles Don’t Offer the Same Control

The steering capability of a car is also a lot stronger than the steering capability of a motorcycle. If a motorcyclist gets startled by something, that small action can result in a big accident because the steering is so sensitive. Drivers of cars often have more slack when they are startled on the road, so they don’t crash as often for those same reasons.

Motorcycles Don’t Get Seen as Often

Unfortunately, too many drivers are quick to look for large vehicles when changing lanes or making other driving maneuvers, but they are slow to look for motorcycles. It can be easy for a driver to miss a motorcycle that is passing in a blind spot, but if drivers would take just 20 more seconds, there are many accidents that could be avoided. Cars and trucks are much easier to see.

Getting Legal Representation After an Accident

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you deserve legal representation offered by a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer like one from Davis & Brusca, LLC. Regardless of why your accident happened, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer today.