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Common Factors in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are often so devastating because of the lack of protection that those who ride them have on the road. Although using a helmet, wearing protective gear, and driving safely are always recommended, there’s little you can do if another careless driver causes your injuries. 

Read on to learn more about some of the leading factors in motorcycle accidents. 

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

Pensacola and the Florida panhandle are packed with beautiful, sunny beaches and ample interconnecting roadways, making it an ideal backdrop for an afternoon out on your motorcycle.

Sadly, however, accidents can occur from time to time. When they do, the consequences can be tragic—and even more so when it involves a collision with another vehicle, truck, or bus.

If you or a loved one has suffered an accident caused by someone else while riding a motorcycle in Florida, it’s possible you or they have suffered severe injuries, or even death. And although there are some things that money can never replace, filing a claim against the at-fault parties in the accident can bring a sense of justice. 

Not every accident is caused by careless or negligent behavior. But when one is, it certainly lays the groundwork for a motorcycle accident claim. 

Some of the most common factors in motorcycle accidents caused by negligence include: 

  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Driving in excess of the speed limit
  • Failure to heed the right-of-way
  • Failure to follow other rules of the road
  • Defective motorcycle parts (manufacturer’s liability) 

Getting compensation for you or a loved one’s injuries after a motorcycle accident is never guaranteed. However, when one or more of the above factors played a part in your accident, taking action against the parties responsible could help you recover financial compensation. 

Follow Up with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer 

Have you suffered injuries as the result of a motorcycle accident? Is another person or entity responsible? Could you be entitled to compensation? A motorcycle accident lawyer with Gross & Schuster, P.A. could help you answer these questions and more. 

Call 850-434-3333 or fill out the form below to schedule a free, no-hassle consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm. 

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