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The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving a car or truck because the driver is unprotected by a metal body and safety features like airbags and seat belts. If thrown from the motorcycle, the driver is exposed to the open road and may often sustain very serious injuries. To prevent this type of potentially life-altering injury, it is important for those who ride motorcycles to understand the causes of motorcycle accidents and how they can be prevented. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it's also important to consult with an experienced Kansas City, Missouri motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Speeding and Use of Alcohol

Approximately half of the accidents in which a single motorcycle is involved are the result of speeding, consumption of alcohol, or both. Being charged with drunk driving on a motorcycle can create a huge negative mark on a criminal record. Even worse, however, this type of accident often results in death or in very serious injury. In the state of Missouri, driving privileges will also be revoked for those who are charged with any form of drunk driving.

Lane Splitting and Road Hazards

Lane splitting means that the driver of a motorcycle drives between two lanes of cars. This usually happens when the cars are moving slowly, as in a traffic jam. Because the motorcycle does not have much room and because they may be in the blind spot of the driver of a car, lane splitting is a common cause of accidents. Road hazards like cracks or bumps in cement, dead animals, or similar may also cause a motorcycle to overturn or throw the driver.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Missouri Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City, Missouri motorcycle accident lawyer today. The experienced legal professionals at the PK Law Group will thoroughly investigate your case to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries. Visit our web page or give us a call at (816) 929-8777 and speak with one of our friendly staff. We serve Kansas City, Missouri, and surrounding areas and we are eager to serve you.

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