It is important to consider the type of vehicle involved in the accident when determining what kind of injuries may be received in either a high-speed or low-speed collision. It’s safe to say that the odds of a semi-tractor trailer running over a person in a small car, motorcycle, or bicycle are much worse.
If the accident occurs at a high or low speed, the type of vehicle involved has a considerable impact on the type of injuries that may be incurred. It’s safe to say that the odds of a semi-tractor trailer running over a person in a small car, motorcycle, or bicycle are much worse.
Those wounded in car accidents, motorbike accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrians impacted by cars are represented by a personal injury law firm. Any careless driver who causes harm to other motorists or pedestrians must face the consequences of their actions. Motorbikes and bicycles are two of the most dangerous vehicle kinds when involved in an accident. The number of motorcycle deaths in California has consistently increased over the past decade. For the first time since 1990, there were more motorcycle fatalities than any other year.
One of the most obvious reasons motorcyclists are more at risk of being involved in incidents with other vehicles is that they are more exposed and have fewer safety systems at their disposal than drivers of cars and trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Hensley Legal Group, only 39% of motorcycle accidents result in a fatality due to ineffectiveness of helmets.
The dangers faced by motorcyclists are exacerbated because the majority of drivers do not pay attention to them when driving. • Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes; • Tailgating, or following motorcycle riders too closely; • Improperly calculating a motorbike’s speed; and • Failure to cede the right-of-way are other unsafe driving practices that endanger motorcycle riders.
The motorcycle rider will always suffer more severe injuries in a collision, regardless of who is at blame. Most motorcycle accidents result in significant injury or death for the rider, an estimated 80% of the time.
In the same way as drivers are legally required to drive carefully, motorcycle and bicycle riders and cyclists are also required to use ordinary care and operate their machines safely. Motorcyclists must also be aware of other road users and possibly hazardous situations when operating their motorcycles on the road. Although motorcycle riders should scrupulously obey all traffic laws, it is futile if other drivers do not. Although lane splitting and sharing is allowed in California, it puts motorcycles at greater danger of collision.
When a bicycle and a car collide, the chances of serious injury or death are far higher for the biker. Bicyclists are permitted to ride on any road in California that is not expressly forbidden by law. In other words, motorized and non-motorized users of the state’s roads are entitled to the same rights. Bike paths, bike lanes, walkways, and road shoulders are not mandated for bicyclists to ride on them. Maintaining the right-hand lane for slow-moving vehicles is just as important for motorcycles as it is for automobiles.
The location of bike riders on the road is sometimes overlooked by many motorists, including motorcycle riders, who may even be hostile against sharing the road with them. A collision with a car is more likely to result in a major injury for bike riders as a result.