Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Avid motorcyclists agree that these vehicles have several advantages over cars, such as easier maneuverability and simply being more fun to drive. Unfortunately, they can also have serious downsides, such as an increased risk of major injuries in the event of an accident. In 2006, over 4,700 bikers were killed in accidents across the US – most of which could have been prevented.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligent behavior, you may be able to receive compensation for your related losses. The Iowa motorcycle injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. will fight for justice for you and your family. Call us at 877-327-2600.

Preventable Accidents

A small amount of motor vehicle accidents are caused by unusual circumstances that could not have reasonably been predicted or avoided. But sadly, most accidents could have been avoided by following correct safety guidelines. Some of the most common causes of major motorcycle accidents include:

  • A motorist’s failure to acknowledge a biker’s right-of-way. About 75% of motorcycle accidents involve two vehicles, and a majority of these are caused by driver error. Many drivers are simply uneducated about motorcycle safety and fail to notice these vehicles on the road.
  • Alcohol use. About half of fatal motorcycle accidents involve bikers or drivers with blood alcohol levels above the legal limit of .08. Operating a car or motorcycle while intoxicated is very dangerous to yourself and others.
  • Limited vision. In many collisions between two vehicles, or between a motorcycle and a stationary object, one party’s vision was limited by an object or glare from the sun.

Motorcycle accidents can cause tragic losses for victims and their families. When they are caused by negligent parties, our Iowa motorcycle injury attorneys work diligently to hold these parties responsible for the harm they have caused.

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The Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are committed to justice for victims of unsafe drivers. To discuss what we may be able to do for you, contact our offices today at 877-327-2600.

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