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What should I know about motorcycle accidents?

The importance of having knowledgeable representation when you are seeking a claim for compensation after a motorcycle accident was the topic we covered last week. If that had you scratching your head wanting to know about motorcycle accidents, you are in luck. These questions might help our Florida readers to learn some basic information about motorcycle accidents.

Are motorcycle accidents more dangerous than car accidents?

A motorcyclist is approximately 26 times more likely to die in an accident than a person who is riding in passenger vehicle. The mortality rate for passenger vehicle deaths has been on the decline since 1999, but in those years, the mortality rate for motorcycle accidents has more than doubled.

What causes motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. A driver not being able to see the motorcycle, a driver misjudging the motorcycle's distance and a driver not yielding the right-of-way to a motorcycle can all cause motorcycle accidents.

Besides other drivers, what causes motorcycle accidents?

Road hazards pose a serious threat to bikers. These hazards include debris, uneven pavement, ruts in the roadway, oil slicks and potholes. Bike defects and bike wobble at high speeds can cause motorcycle accidents.

For anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident, finding out who is liable for the accident can take a lot of investigation and a lot of time. There is no reason for someone who was injured in a motorcycle accident to go without basic necessities because he or she is trying to pay medical bills. Instead, those people might choose to seek compensation based on a number of factors.

Source: FindLaw, "Motorcycle Accidents: Overview" Oct. 02, 2014

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