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Boling Rice LLC
207 Pirkle Ferry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

Causes Of Cumming, GA Motorcycle Accidents

Motorbike Accident On The City StreetGeorgia Motorcycle Accidents

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration[1] provides that in 2014 there were 1,154 traffic fatalities in the state of Georgia.  In that year, 137 fatalities occurred as a result of motorcycle accidents.

Types of Dawsonville Motorcycle Collisions

Based upon these statistics, it is critical for Forsyth County motorcyclists to understand the different types of motorcycle accidents and their causes:

  • Head-On Collisions: Head-on impacts occur when the front ends of two vehicles crash into each other. These accidents can occur when one vehicle veers off into oncoming traffic and causes a head-on crash with oncoming vehicles. Head-on collisions involving motorcycles often result in catastrophic injury or death. Unfortunately, this type of accident is not uncommon. Head-on crashes occur more frequently than rear-end impacts. Even if the motorcyclist avoids a head-on collision with another vehicle, the quick maneuvers that a rider would have to execute may cause a loss of control and an accident.
  • Cars Making Left-Hand Turns: 42 percent of fatal accidents involving a motorcycle involve a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association[2].  It is imperative that all Georgia motorcycle drivers pay close attention to all left-turning vehicles, especially as they approach intersections.
  • Lane Splitting: Lane-splitting is the practice of riding between lanes of traffic or sharing a lane with another motor vehicle.   Although motorcycle drivers use lane splitting, it is not legal in the state of Georgia.
  • Road Hazards: Due to the smaller size and less stable nature of the motorcycle, motorcycles face higher dangers from road hazards than do cars and other vehicles. Some examples of these Gainesville road hazards include:
  • Potholes
  • Dead animals
  • Slick pavement conditions
  • Uneven heights between lanes
  • Other irregularities or unexpected objects on the road
  • Construction debris
  • High-Performance Motorcycles: High-performance motorcycles account for a disproportionate number of motorcycle accidents

Other Causes of Cumming, GA Motorcycle Accidents

Other causes of Georgia motorcycle accidents can include:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Not utilizing a turn signal
  • Ignoring traffic conditions
  • Ignoring traffic signs
  • Disobeying speed limitations
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Not seeing a motorcyclist due to glare or other view obstructions
  • Inexperienced motorists
  • Vehicle defects
  • Intentional hostile actions

Contact a Cumming, GA Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to speak to a Cumming, GA motorcycle accident attorney to determine if anyone may be liable for your injuries and damages.

References:

[1] http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/13_GA/2014/13_GA_2014.htm
[2] https://www.motorcycleaccident.org/motorcycle-accidents-statistics-and-possible-causes/

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