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Motorcycle Accident Attorney

A defined by the National Highway Transportation Administration, motorcycle accidents includes mopeds, scooters, two- or three-wheeled motorcycles, off-road motorcycles, scooters, mini-bikes, pocket bikes, and all-terrain vehicles (ATV). Injuries from a motorcycle accident include broken or fractured joints (shoulders, elbows, knees, wrists, and hips), and pelvic and shoulder injuries. Soft-tissue damage like scrapes and burns also frequently occur.

A study done by the CDC on all Motorcycle Accidents between 2001 – 2008 showed the percentages of nonfatal injuries by primary body part motorcycle accidents were head and neck 22%, leg and foot 30%, upper body 20%, arm and hand 18%. The type of head injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents frequently damage the parts of the brain responsible for speech and higher functions, leaving the injured motorcyclist disabled for life and burdened with mounting medical bills for ongoing treatment.

Negligence and Determining Cause of Personal Injury Motorcycle Accidents

The law of negligence states that if a motorist fails to exercise this standard and negligently operates a vehicle in such a manner as to inflict damage to another person or property, then the person guilty of negligence must make restitution for this or her act of negligence. An act of negligence can be due to a multitude of factors, including:

  • Failure to signal when turning;
  • Careless driving;
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol;
  • Texting while driving accidents;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Cell phone distracted driving accident;
  • Drug or alcohol abuse;
  • Excessive speed;
  • Failure to heed traffic signals or signs;
  • Failure to obey traffic signs or signals;
  • Failure to signal when turning;
  • Violation of some other law;

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