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Because motorcycle riders lack the protections of those in passenger vehicles, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer severe injuries or death when they are involved in a traffic accident.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, the motorcycle accident attorneys in VA at Kalfus & Nachman may be able to help you pursue financial compensation.
Although any motor vehicle accident can result in severe or fatal injuries, motorcycle operators and passengers do not enjoy protective measures such as seat belts and air bags, which leaves them especially vulnerable in collisions. Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
Sadly, many motorcycle accidents result in wrongful death. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that motorcycle riders were nearly five-and-a-half times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than those in passenger vehicles.
The failure of other drivers to notice motorcycles is the primary cause of most motorcycle accidents, according to another NHTSA study. Research indicates that passenger vehicle drivers involved in motorcycle accidents commonly:
- Fail to check their blind spots prior to lane changes
- Fail to yield right-of-way to motorcycles as traffic laws require
- Enter intersections or turn onto streets without seeing oncoming motorcycles
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident that was the result of another driver’s negligence, please contact the motorcycle accident lawyers in Virginia at Kalfus & Nachman for your free case evaluation. We welcome clients from the Roanoke, Newport and Norfolk, Virginia, areas.