May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which raises awareness about the steps that motorcyclists, and all other motorists, can take to stay safe and avoid a devastating accident. Motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer a serious, or even fatal injury, compared to the occupants of a passenger vehicle.
Most Common Causes - The three most common factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents in our nation are distracted driving, speeding, and intoxication. Fortunately, all of these can be avoided by practicing safe driving habits. Giving yourself more space on the road, following the law, and reducing the number of distractions can allow you to be more aware of your surroundings and can increase the amount of time you have to react.
Most Common Injuries - While motorcycle accidents cause a wide range of injuries, one of the most common are injuries to the legs or feet – specifically bone fractures. This is because the legs are often the first thing to hit the ground and are relatively unprotected.
Victims of crashes involving a motorcycle are urged to contact an experienced accident lawyer for assistance. Any fracture to the lower extremities can cause months of pain while you are healing. It’s important to make sure you have an experienced motorcycle attorney representing your case.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Castle Law. We are Kansas City’s Motorcycle Accident Attorney’s. To speak with an attorney and get the best settlement you will need for your medical bills now and future medical bills call us at 816-842-7100. You can also click here to email us. You’ll be glad you did.