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Common causes of motorcycle accidents

There are many different ways that people in Louisiana move around. Some walk to their destinations, some ride bicycles, many people drive cars or trucks and some others ride motorcycles. Riding motorcycles can be a very fun and enjoyable mode of transportation, but there are also dangers associated with riding motorcycles. They provide little protection to the rider, so if there is a motorcycle accident or they lose control, riders can suffer severe injuries as a result.

Victims of motorcycle accidents may need legal help

A previous post on this bog talked about how motorcyclists who travel on Louisiana's roads are more likely to be involved in a serious or even fatal accident than are people who drive in other vehicles. Family members can easily lose a loved one in a serious motorcycle accident.

Motorcyclists almost 30 times more likely to die in an accident

People in Louisiana probably know intuitively that motorcyclists are at a greater risk of serious injury or death in a collision. After all, the sheer difference in size between a motorcycle and even a small car means that the relatively unprotected motorcyclist will get the worst of it in an impact.

The head is not the only vulnerable part of a motorcyclist's body

There is a heavy emphasis among both lawmakers and safety experts on urging motorcyclists to wear helmets in order to protect their heads and necks. This is very good advice, as helmets do indeed prevent many fatalities and catastrophic injuries caused as a result of motorcycle accidents.

Why a car's left turn can be so dangerous for motorcyclists

Recent statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that many motorcycle accidents happen at intersections when a motorist makes a left turn in front of a motorcyclist traveling straight, thereby failing to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist. These are potentially deadly motorcycle accidents because the rider will either strike the side of the car turning left, possibly flipping the bike over the car, or will need to make a very risky maneuver to avoid doing so. Such emergency swerves often end poorly for even the most experienced motorcyclist.

Louisiana motorists must practice motorcycle awareness

When the sun is shining, and the autumn temperatures are pleasant, that is enough of a reason for motorcyclists to take a ride. However, riding a motorcycle is not without its risks. Of course, motorcyclists can wear helmets and carefully follow the rules of the road to keep themselves safe. Unfortunately, what they are not safe from -- no matter what precautions they take -- are motorists who are not practicing motorcycle awareness and are not looking out for motorcycles in their vicinity. When a motorist does not pay attention to motorcycles on the road, they could strike one, causing serious injuries or even death.

Louisiana motorists must practice motorcycle awareness

Some residents may view motorcyclists as reckless risk-takers, but in reality, most motorcyclists are responsible and just want to get from Point A to Point B safely. Unfortunately, if a motorcyclist is in a crash, the laws of physics are not on their side. Therefore, it is important for all motorists to practice motorcycle awareness, so they can avoid these types of collisions. The following are some duties motorists have towards the motorcyclists they share the road with.

Comparative negligence in motorcycle accident cases

Most states, including Louisiana, have laws on when a motorcyclist is required to wear a helmet. It is well recognized that wearing a helmet can save a motorcyclist's life in a motorcycle accident. In fact, motorcyclists who do not wear a helmet are three times more likely to suffer a brain injury in a crash, and many bikers lose their lives after injuring their head in a collision.

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