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Causes of Motorcycle Collisions

Types of Motorcycle Accidents in Atlanta

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At The Weinstein Firm, LLC we are aware how serious motorcycle accidents are on you and your loved ones. Riders and their passengers are extremely vulnerable to injury and death on the road in comparison to drivers in automobiles. Despite the high number of accidents, motorcyclists are generally not to blame for their actions.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents occur every day in Georgia, resulting in significant injuries and even death. Based on national statistics, for every 100,000 motorcycles registered in a given year, there were 69.33 fatalities. Due to the distressing numbers, motorcyclists must learn about the most common causes of accidents.

The following is a list of common causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Head-on collisions – Most motorcycle accidents occur because car and truck drivers are not able to see motorcyclists. 56% of motorcycle accident deaths are attributed to other vehicles crashing into motorcycles. 78% of accidents are caused by cars striking motorcycles from the front.
  • Cars turning left – These kind of collisions consist of 42% of all accidents involving a car and motorcycle. Typically, a turning car hits a motorcycle when the biker is going straight through an intersection, passing the car, or attempting to overtake the car.
  • Motorcycles splitting lanes – Motorcyclists tend to split lanes when cars are moving slowly or stuck in traffic. Since the cars are in close proximity to the motorcycle, any sudden movement from a car is enough to cause a severe injury to the motorcyclist. Cars hardly ever anticipate any vehicle passing them in slowed or stopped traffic.
  • Motorcycle and fixed objects – 25% of motorcycle-related deaths occur when they collide with a fixed object.
  • Road Hazards – Because of their smaller size and lack of proper stability compared to cars, potholes, slick pavement conditions, uneven heights between lanes, dead animals, or other hazardous objects are considered safety threats.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the justice you deserve. We can deliver an aggressive representation necessary in order to help you and your family on the road to recovery.

Our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers understand how frustrating this ordeal is. You do not have to pay fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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