Motorcycle Accident

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Are you a Victim of a Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona?

Motorcycle accidents can happen at anytime and without warning resulting in catastrophic injuries and even death. Motorcycle Riders lack the surrounding protective structure other passenger vehicles have, so as a result they are more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries when involved in an accident. Garrison father and son law team can help you determine the appropriate actions to take in pursuing legal compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and damages associated with the motorcycle accident.

 

Are you a Victim of a Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona?

Here are some facts that affect the severity and frequency of motorcycle accidents in Arizona. 2020 Crash Facts (azdot.gov)

  • 2,317 motorcycle accidents occurred in 2020
  • 1,810 people sustained injuries and there were 161 fatalities
  • 77.13% of all accidents occurred in an urban area
  • 1,309 wrecks involved a collision with another vehicle
  • 455 wrecks involved a collision with a fixed object (a 56% increase in the last 4 years)
  • 1,533 accidents occurred during the day
  • 532 accidents involved a rider exceeding the speed limit

The data makes a few things clear. Night riding is not more dangerous than riding during daytime hours. The number of total accidents is related to the amount of passenger’s vehicles on the roadway, making other passenger vehicles the biggest threat to motorcycle riders.  

 

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What are Some of the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona?

Cars making left hand turns

Poor visibility when passenger vehicles are attempting to make a left-hand turn while motorcycles are going straight create increased hazard and significant injury and property damages to the motorcycle and the rider.

Hazardous Road Conditions

Motorcycles are extremely vulnerable when driving on slippery surfaces, loose gravel, uneven roadway, or during inclement weather like rain or high winds. Unlike a passenger vehicle they do not have any protection surrounding them and these conditions increase risk and can cause severe damages in an accident.

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Reckless or Distracted Driving

Accidents are more likely to happen when the operator is distracted, speeding, or under the influence of alcohol.

Failure to Detect Motorcycles on the Roadway

Motorcycle accidents are most often caused by other vehicles on the roadway that do not detect motorcycles because of their small size.

Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Lane splitting is when a motorcycle drives between two lanes of traffic attempting to move ahead when other passenger vehicles are at a stop or moving slowly. Accidents usually occur when the motorcycle enters an occupied lane without notice and the passenger vehicle changes lane causing impact.

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