A previous blog post discussed how motorcyclists in Ohio and throughout the country face an increased risk of becoming involved in an accident and sustaining serious injuries. Because motorcyclists do not have the same protection as people riding in cars, they are more likely to suffer catastrophic, even fatal, injuries from accidents that are often caused by distracted or otherwise negligent drivers.
Motorcyclists in Ohio and throughout the country face increased risks of being involved in an accident and suffering injuries. Motorcycle accident victims are more likely to sustain injuries to their legs and feet, followed by their head and neck, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Two young people died after suffering catastrophic injuries in a recent motorcycle crash which happened about 50 miles from central Cincinnati. The crash took place in the early evening hours on a federal highway.
According to a recent report compiled by the American Automobile Association, or AAA, the number of older, Baby Boomer motorcyclists who suffer significant or catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident has increased significantly over the past several years.
Summer is nearly over. The days are inevitably getting shorter and kids are going back to school. This means more cars are on the road. With an increase of traffic, it also means more potential hazards for motorcyclists.
During the warm summer months, Ohio residents tend to see motorcyclists on roadways across the state. Whether it is for an enjoyable ride or used to commute to work, motorcycles are considered to be efficient vehicles and an effective form of transportation. Although we are in the peak of summer, this does not always mean that motorists are prepared to share the road with these smaller vehicles. Because of their smaller size, it can be difficult to spot motorcycles. This is why motorists are urged to double or even triple-check before changing lanes or making a turn. However, some drivers fail to uphold their duty of care when driving, resulting in a serious or even fatal motorcycle collisions.
Throughout Ohio, it is not uncommon, especially during the warm summer months, to see motorcycles on the road. It is important for car drivers to be aware of this, and to be mindful about sharing the roads with motorcycles. Motorcyclists have many unique dangers on the road; understanding some of these risks, whether you are on two wheels or four, could help prevent a serious or catastrophic accident.
Spring has sprung in Ohio, and many motorcycle enthusiasts are taking their bikes out of storage and hitting the road. In fact, May has been designated as motorcycle safety month, and it serves as a good reminder to all motorists that they must share the road with motorcyclists, whether it is on a crowded interstate or a rural country road.
Any type of brain injury can have a significant impact on the lives of victims and their families. Brain injuries can occur in a variety of different types of motor vehicle accidents including car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accident victims may be especially vulnerable because of the less protected nature of motorcycles and their riders. Any brain injury can present lifelong consequences for victims and their families.
Motorcycles are a frequent sight on the road in Ohio. While the majority of drivers will share the road with a motorcyclist and do so making sure that everyone is safe, motorcycle unawareness is a common problem that can lead to a crash. Failure to yield, lack of judgment and driving while distracted are all frequent causes of a motorcycle accident. Compounding the issues that go along with a motorcycle accident is the vulnerability of the rider or riders. This can result in severe injuries and even fatalities.