It’s not riders. A 1998 study by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), a federal government agency, found the top cause of motorcycle accidents:

Other drivers (i.e. cars or trucks) who violate the rider’s right of way.

So take heed, cage drivers! Look out for motorcycles! NHTSA’s comprehensive analysis of the problem gives tips to help both drivers and motorcyclists avoid tragic or even fatal accidents:

  • Drivers, avoid the deadliest of sins. Don't drive distracted. Cars and trucks present way too many options to develop fatal habits that take your attention off the road. When driving, just drive. No food, no phone calls, and certainly no texts. Just the road ahead.
  • Riders should follow these tips and wear bright colors.

Need More Answers?

Motorcycle accident victims have lots of questions. And maybe, more importantly, there are questions you SHOULD ask but don’t know to since you’re not a professional in handling these cases. That’s why I wrote a free book on the subject, I Just Got in a South Carolina Car Accident, Now What?

You're already facing an insurance compnay that's skeptical and totally committed to cheating you out of a proper settlement- that's one reason among many that point you to getting legal advice before it's too late. If you want personal attention to your problem from an experienced Spartanburg, SC motorcycle accident attorney,  call toll free at 888-230-1841 or fill out a Get Help Now form to start addressing your concerns, building your case against the motorist who ignored and hurt you—and making it right.

 

Rob Usry
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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a criminal defense attorney.