Men and women who enjoy riding motorcycles in Indiana undoubtedly love the freedom and flexibility they provide. Unfortunately, however, motorcycles also come with risks of dangerous motorcycle collisions.
Motorcycle riders in Indiana and Kentucky undoubtedly know that there are potential risks to riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, sometimes these risks may lead to motorcycle accidents.
Kentuckiana drivers have undoubtedly heard about the dangers of distracted driving. From texting and driving, to fiddling with radio dials, to passenger noise, distractions can be deadly. Unfortunately, one family has learned this reality following a recent deadly collision involving a motor vehicle and a motorcycle.
As summer approaches, Hoosiers may anticipate seeing more motorcyclists out on the roads. Tragically, for one biker enjoying the summer weather in the region, a recent motorcycle collision cost him his life.
A motorcycle accident can lead to tremendous injuries. Less protected from other vehicles on the road, and riding a considerably smaller mode of transportation than an automobile or a tractor-trailer, motorcyclists are at risk for serious and debilitating injuries, as this blog reported in a previous post. From leg injuries to neck injuries, a motorcycle accident victim may face a tremendous amount of pain following a major collision.
Motorcycle accidents present the possibility of a number of different types of injuries, and, tragically, even death. From broken bones to head injuries, there are many ways that an Indiana biker might become injured in a motorcycle accident. Injuries may result in life-altering and permanent disabilities or involve more minor scrapes and bruises.
Indiana riders know that motorcycles present dangers. With negligent drivers on the roads who fail to give motorcyclists appropriate room to maneuver, or who are simply distracted, there is always the risk of serious motorcycle accidents.
In recent years, the number of fatalities from motorcycle crashes has declined, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. However, despite this good news, motorcycle accidents, and their attendant injuries and fatalities, continue in Indiana and nationwide. Therefore, it is essential for motorcyclists to know how best to prevent collisions when they are on the road.
Due to the very nature of riding a motorcycle - out in the open, unprotected by a large vehicle - Indiana motorcyclists face the risk of dangerous accidents. The sudden impact of a motorcycle accident may lead to crushing and catastrophic injuries. One of the most serious injuries associated with motorcycle accidents is that of a spinal cord injury.
Motorcycles have grown in popularity in recent years. Whether lured by the Harley-Davidson marketing mystique or the better fuel economy, motorcycle registrations increased between 1997 and 2007 by 75 percent.