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Motorcycle Accidents in Prince William County

Riding a motorcycle can have many perks, such as high fuel efficiency, optimal parking choices, and the ease of navigating through heavy traffic. However, motorcyclists also face heavy risks on the road, since they are much less visible and more exposed than drivers of passenger vehicles. In many cases, accidents involving motorcyclists are the fault of other drivers, so legal action may be a necessity for you following an accident that has led to injury or wrongful death of a loved one. Working with the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers, you can seek the compensation you deserve after a motorcycle collision in Manassas, Fairfax, or the greater Prince William County area. Keep reading for a closer look at everything you need to know about motorcycle accidents to be an informed and safe rider.

Motorcycle Accidents in Prince William County

Motorcycle Accidents by the Numbers

  • In two thirds of motorcycle collisions involving other vehicles, the other driver violated the biker’s right of way, causing the accident.
  • The chances of fatality are 26 times higher for motorcycle crashes than in passenger vehicle collisions.
  • Motorcyclists are five times more likely than drivers of passenger vehicles to sustain serious injuries during accidents on the road.
  • The fatality rate of motorcycle collisions has more than doubled since 1999, even as the rate of fatalities in other auto collisions has steadily fallen.

Unique Risks for Motorcyclists

There are many factors unique to motorcyclists that drive up the risk for accidents with more fatal outcomes. Even with appropriate attire and safe riding practices, some risks may simply be unavoidable, so it is important to recognize how these dangers affect liability in collisions.

  • Visibility – Because of their smaller size, motorcycles are harder to see on the road—especially when there is rain, fog, or other weather conditions that reduce visibility. Visibility is a big problem in intersections, where nearly three quarters of motorcycle-vehicle collisions take place.
  • Instability – At higher speeds, motorcycles may lose stability and begin to shake or wobble. In these cases, there may be liability on the end of the manufacturer due to product liability theory.
  • Road Hazards – Fallen branches, oil slicks, or pot holes may only be nuisances for most automobile drivers, but motorcyclists may face serious danger with these hazards on the road.
  • Riding Abilities – All riders should have special training in operating and handling their motorcycle, since riding requires much more coordination than driving a car. A lack of experience or slow response time could lead to a collision that may be avoided by a more skilled rider.

Legal Representation for Motorcyclists

When you are the victim of an injury resulting from a motorcycle collision, you will want to consult an attorney to learn your rights for seeking compensation. With the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers, you will have the comfort of a free consultation and no-fee structure for cases without financial recovery. To begin discussing your case, call our Manassas office today at (703) 330-6300.

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