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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

The rate of deaths from motorcycles has increased in the last decade or so. When motorcyclists learn about some of the serious and commonly occurring accidents, they are bound to be more cautious in their riding habits. Some of the most common occurrences that cause fatal motorcycle accidents include all of the following:

Cars Making Left-Hand Turns: In the majority of collision cases, it’s the driver of the vehicle who is at fault. One of the most common scenarios is when a car makes a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle that is driving straight.

Motorcycle Lane Splitting: Lane splitting occurs when a motorcycle rides between clearly marked lanes of slow-moving or stopped traffic moving in the same direction.  It is legal in some states and not in others.

Motorcyclist Speeding & Alcohol Use: Alcohol plays a large role in severe motorcycle crashes, especially those in which speeding is a factor. Also, illegal drugs cause riders to be impaired, as do certain prescription drugs.

 Collisions between Motorcycles and Fixed Objects: A large portion of motorcycles that crash into stationary objects result in death. The motorcyclist is not protected as he or she would be in a vehicle, so it’s more likely they are thrown from their motorcycles.

 When you or your loved one needs an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Rockville, MD, contact Kurtz, Peters and Associates, LLC, at 1.833.AKA.CALM.


Hiring a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident

There is a freedom and thrill that comes with riding a motorcycle. It’s a combination of exhilaration, fear, relaxation, and pleasure all rolled into one. It allows you to experience your surroundings in a way that no other form of transportation can.

However, what it also is, is dangerous. Motorcycle accidents, though not necessarily more frequent than other types of accidents, are more likely to result in serious injury or death. Luckily, bikes are equipped with the best possible tools to avoid crashing – powerful brakes, obstruction-free vision, excellent handling – but accidents do still occur frequently. In fact, according to the federal government, per mile traveled, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents in recent years.

As attorneys, we have also seen just how serious motorcycle accidents can be. Motorcycle accidents can result in serious consequences, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and more. These injuries can be life changing and may require a lifetime of medical treatment that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you’re looking for a motorcycle accident lawyer in Rockville, MD, contact the legal team of Kurtz, Peter and Associates, LLC to discuss your potential case. You may be entitled to compensation for your hospital bills, past and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and more.