Why are Motorcycle Accidents So Deadly?

Statistics often show that when a motorcycle accident happens, the driver or passenger is much more likely to be killed or suffer a permanent injury than an occupant of a truck or a car. This is true whether the motorcycle collides with another vehicle or just falls because of motorcycle operator error.

Motorcycles simply don’t have the physical protection of other vehicles. There’s no front of the vehicle except for the handlebars. There’s no back to the vehicle except for maybe a small fender. There’s no top to the vehicle like the enclosed hood of another vehicle. There’s no side to the vehicle like the door of a car or truck. There’s also no internal side to the driver or passenger like the rest of the seat which can take part of the blow.

Not only is there little to no physical protection, the likely result of a motorcycle accident is that the motorcycle will fall to the ground and the rider will be ejected from the motorcycle. The rider will then either come into direct contact with an oncoming vehicle or into direct contact with the ground – usually the asphalt of the road.

The reasons motorcycle accidents have such severe consequences show the extra caution that motorcycle operators need to take. The best precaution is to avoid the accident in the first place by proper driving techniques. Rider education courses can help. Physical protection includes proper headgear and eye-gear and proper clothing.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Norfolk for Help

Attorney Joe Miller knows that motorcycle accidents often cause permanent injury or death. Where there’s permanent injury, you may have medical bills for the rest of your life. You will have pain for the rest of your life. If a family member is tragically killed, your family needs to know they will be properly compensated if someone else was at fault. Joe Miller has been helping thousands of clients for over 25 years and can help you with your Norfolk motorcycle accident case. Learn more by calling Joe Miller Law, Ltd., today at (888) 694-1671.