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Why are motorcycle accidents more dangerous than car accidents?

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2022 | Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents

Connecticut residents who ride motorcycles find that it gives them a great sense of freedom. However, accidents can happen, and there are reasons why those involving a motorcycle are more dangerous than car accidents.

What are the dangers of motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle crashes are more dangerous than regular car accidents for a number of reasons. Motorcycles have an open design that doesn’t shield riders in the same way as a car. They lack seatbelts and airbags and are slimmer and less sturdy as a result. An accident can involve a rider being thrown from the motorcycle.

Because motorcycles are much smaller and slimmer, they’re harder to see than cars and larger vehicles. It puts the rider at a much greater risk of being struck or run off the road.

Motorcycles are also more likely to skid out if they encounter a pothole, mud or other debris on the road. This can lead to a devastating accident that can severely injure the rider.

Additionally, a motorcycle is more difficult to control than a car. They have less stability due to their design. If weather conditions are poor, the rider has an even higher risk of having an accident if they don’t take precautions such as slowing down.

What are common injuries motorcycle riders sustain after an accident?

A motorcycle accident can result in serious, often catastrophic and debilitating injuries. Riders are more likely to suffer from traumatic brain injuries or TBI and spinal cord injuries. While those types of injuries can affect individuals in regular cars when they get into crashes, they’re much more common after a motorcycle accident.

Often, these injuries end up being permanent and require significant medical care for the rest of the person’s lifetime. Sadly, many people injured in motorcycle crashes end up dying from such serious injuries.

Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be devastating. If you were harmed due to someone else’s negligence, the personal injury attorneys at Suisman Shapiro can help.

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