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    Motorcycle Collisions

    Motorcycles have gained popularity among consumers because of rising gas prices. Because of their size, motorcycles and their riders often do not get the respect they deserve on the road. Many drivers overlook them and do not understand that motorcycle drivers have the same rights to the road as other automobiles. This leads to an increase in collisions.  Tragically, many of these motorcycle accidents leave the victims severely injured, paralyzed, or fatally wounded.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were almost 6000 motorcycle fatalities in the year 2008. There were also close to 100,000 non-fatal motorcycle accident-related injuries. This number has continued to rise for 11 consecutive years. Approximately half of these fatal accidents involved another vehicle.

    The most common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents are:

    Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents

    As a motorcycle driver, there are a few things that you can do to avoid accidents, such as:

    • Remember that you can often be hidden in car or truck driver’s blind spot. Be careful to avoid riding in this blind spot whenever possible.
    • Always wear the appropriate protective gear, including a helmet. It is even better if your gear is in a bright color that can easily be seen.
    • Remember to use your turn signal when taking turns or changing lanes.
    • Avoid riding in and out of cars when stopped in traffic.

    If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle collision, the experienced attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.