In the United States, there are over 5000 motorcycle fatalities each year. The number of motorcycles on the road in America has been rising exponentially for decades.
When involved in an accident, it’s important to converse with a motorcycle accident lawyer. Robert J. DeBry & Associates is a law firm with experience in the field of motorcycle accidents.
Below are the major causes of motorcycle accidents in the United States:
Improper Lane Changing
This is when a motorist fails to check their blind spot before switching lanes and motorcycle riders collide with other vehicles on the road.
Driving Under the Influence
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) has led to countless motorcycle fatalities in America. The blood alcohol limit in the United States is .05%. Motorcyclists are more likely to be involved in fatal accidents when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Finally, it’s important to know about the factors that riders may not be able to control. For example, road hazards such as potholes or slick roads caused by rain or snow may cause your bike to skid and ultimately lead to a crash.
The United States averages over 5000 annual motorcyclist deaths. If you ever get involved in an accident and you need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, Robert J. DeBry & Associates is available 24/7.