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Motorcycle Accidents

Dayton Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle enthusiasts hear the siren song of the open road and enjoy the freedom that their bikes allow, but motorcycle accidents are some of the deadliest on our streets, roads, and highways. Because a motorcycle offers no physical protection or shield from the energy and impact of an accident, motorcyclists often suffer very serious injuries and immense damages in motorcycle accidents. If another driver’s negligence leads to a motorcycle accident that leaves you injured, it’s time to reach out to an experienced Ohio motorcycle accident attorney for the professional legal guidance you need. 

Motorcyclists Are More Vulnerable to the Dangers of the Road

When you’re on your bike, there are a variety of variables that leave you more vulnerable to the dangers of the road, and these include:

  • Because you take up considerably less space on the road, you are more difficult for other drivers to see, which means you’re far more likely to get lost in their blind spots. 
  • You have nothing but your helmet to protect you from the direct impact of an accident.
  • Because you travel on only two wheels, you’re more susceptible to the dangerous effects of bad weather, poorly maintained roads, debris-strewn roads, and more.
  • In an accident, hitting the ground directly in a motorcycle accident is a foregone conclusion, and this leaves you susceptible to dangerous road rash and burns (in addition to every other physical danger). 
  • The size/weight differential involved in motorcycle accidents (between your bike and the other vehicle) means that you are far more likely to be seriously injured than anyone else involved is. 

Driver Responsibility

Although you are more vulnerable when you’re on your motorcycle, this does not alter the fact that every motorist owes everyone else on the road – including motorcyclists – a duty of care. In other words, the drivers with whom you share the road are responsible for being on the lookout for motorcyclists in their midst and for adjusting their driving accordingly.

Driver Negligence and Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are often caused by the carelessness or negligence of other drivers, and this negligence can take far too many frightening forms, including:

  • Distraction – A motorist who is distracted by his or her smartphone (or anything else) can fail to see nearby motorcyclists.
  • Impairment – Drunk drivers are the impetus behind far too many fatal motorcycle accidents.
  • Exhaustion – Drowsy drivers can be just as dangerous as drunk drivers, and many fail to recognize this frightening truth. 
  • Excess Speed – When drivers exceed safe speeds, they ensure that they are both less likely to see motorcyclists and are less likely to react safely to them on the road. 

An Experienced Ohio Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a motorcycle accident, obtaining just compensation is critical to your recovery, and the accomplished motorcycle accident attorneys at The VanNoy Firm in Dayton are here for you and are well-positioned to help. Your case is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.

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