Motorcycles are a common sight on Michigan roadways, especially during the warmer months. Those who ride motorcycles know the sense of joy and freedom this form of transportation can bring. However, no matter how careful motorcyclists are, there’s always a chance of something going wrong. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents have a higher risk of resulting in death or serious injury since riders are totally exposed. Here are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents today.
Since motorcycles are two-wheeled vehicles, they are more unstable than passenger vehicles. This also means that motorcycles are more vulnerable and susceptible to hazardous road conditions. For example, loose gravel, road debris, and slippery or uneven pavement are things a car could easily handle but could prove to be very dangerous for motorcycles.
The vast majority of fatal and serious motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles. One of the most hazardous situations a motorcyclist can come across is when the biker encounters an intersection or a passenger vehicle making a left turn. Most of the time, the accident is caused simply because the driver did not see the motorcycle. Due to their small profile, motorcycles are notoriously more difficult for other drivers to spot. Even the most skilled and safest riders can’t avoid a collision if the other drivers on the road do not see them.
These days, an enjoyable motorcycle ride can turn into a disaster in the blink of an eye. Those in Michigan who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones due to negligence in motorcycle accidents can take action by contacting a knowledgeable and skilled litigator. Damages from a successful claim could help victims and families recover financial losses that may have occurred as the result of a tragic accident.
Muth Law Is Here to Help
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident in or around Ann Arbor, Michigan, the motorcycle accident injury lawyers at Muth Law can help.
We have over 35 years of experience helping people who were injured in motorcycle accidents, and we know that a motorcycle accident can be devastating. While we cannot heal your injuries, we can seek compensation from the people responsible and take the burden off of your shoulders so you can focus on what matters most: your health and your family.
We handle motorcycle accident injuries on a contingency fee, which means you will never pay us a fee unless we recover money for you. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.
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