Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries or death. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are apparently more difficult to see than cars. Research shows three-fourths of motorcycle accidents involved another vehicle. More times than not, the riders right-of-way was violated and the driver of the other vehicle did not see the rider until the collision.
It is to be expected that a motorcyclist’s injuries are significant. Increasingly riders are “dressing for the crash, not the ride.” This means they are wearing safety gear designed to protect them in the event of a crash. Even on a 100 degree summer day, you will see riders wearing full leather and a helmet.
Motorcycle Accident Hot-spot
Intersections are the most frequent place for motorcycle accidents. Obstructed view and or glare hindering site are frequent contributing factors. Crashes most frequently occur on short trips close to the origin. This is a statistic shared by auto accidents; it describes where we drive the most.
Were you hurt in a motorcycle accident? Are you struggling to pay the medical bills or having difficulty performing the daily task you did prior to your injuries? There are laws to protect you, and the Clore Law Group is committed to fighting for the greatest compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Victims
Motorcycle riders between the ages of 16 and 24 are significantly overrepresented in accidents; whereas motorcycle riders between the ages of 30 and 50 are significantly under-represented. The majority of the accidents involved motorcycle riders are male — an astonishing 96%!
Most motorcycle riders in accidents have previous recent traffic citations and accidents. They have little training, less than 5 months experiences on the accident bike and 3 years total riding experience. More than half fatal accidents show alcohol involvement.
Although these are contributing factors to motorcycle accidents, remember that most accidents are caused by a violation of the motorcyclist right-of-way. This means the other driver is still liable.
Less than 10% of the motorcycle riders involved in these accidents had insurance of any kind to provide medical care or replace property. State laws do not require insurance for a motorcycle like cars. If you are hurt, you’ll need an experienced lawyer to recover the medical expense resulting from a motorcycle accident. Contact us today for a free consultation.