Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents If You've Been Injured in an Accident, Contact Our Firm Right Away

Types of Motorcycle Accidents That Lead to Injury

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Despite how dangerous riding a motorcycle may be, many people still enjoy taking their bike out for a ride. Luckily, motorcycles have been equipped with safety features, like excellent handling and tires with grip, to protect the rider in the event of an accident. However, even with these precautions in place, accidents do happen and motorcyclists do get hurt. Our Montana motorcycle accident attorney at Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC has compiled a list of the common types of motorcycle accidents, so you can be better informed on what you need to watch out for when riding safely.

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Types of Collisions Motorcyclists Should Watch for

Knowing and understanding how motorcycle accidents occur can help you know what to be aware of when practicing safe riding. You can recognize dangerous signals and avoid them.

Common types of motorcycle accidents in Montana include:

  • Head-on collisions – Head-on collisions are incredibly dangerous and fatal for motorcyclists. The force of a head-on collision can be much stronger than many other collisions, which makes them so dangerous. These accidents typically occur when a car cannot see the motorcyclist.
  • Left-hand turn collisions – Due to motorcyclists’ smaller size, they are more difficult for other drivers to spot. Many motorcyclist accidents occur in intersections or when a cyclist tries to bypass a car and the car turn left into them.
  • Lane splitting accidents – Many motorcyclists are hurt in accidents when they try to split the lane, or drive between two lanes. The narrow space between cars makes it more difficult to maneuver and, if even one thing goes awry, the motorcyclist can face a serious collision.
  • Road hazards – There are many road hazards that can cause a motorcyclist to have an accident, including slippery pavement, potholes or cracks, loose gravel, and uneven lanes. Some of these are not a big deal when in a car, but can be a big problem when on a motorcycle.
  • Speeding & driving under the influence – Approximately 50 percent of auto accidents are a result of excessive speeds or driving under the influence of alcohol. These statistics are not only true for motorcyclists, but the injuries incurred for them tend to be more severe.
  • Hitting a Fixed Object – Hitting a fixed object can be incredibly hazardous, especially at high speeds. A motorcyclist that hits a fixed object can be thrown from their bike. These collisions can be even more dangerous if the cyclist isn’t wearing a helmet or protective attire.

At Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC, we provide experienced and skilled litigation to victims of motorcycle accidents. We have recovered over $45 million in the last 3 years for our clients. If you have been injured in a motor cycle accident caused by another’s negligence, put your trust in a Montana motorcycle accident attorney with 70 years of experience.

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