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More motorcycle accidents occur in the summer

Summer in New Hampshire is breathtaking. After long, often brutal winters, the rising temperatures and clearing skies bring people outdoors ready to shed their winter coats and enjoy the warmth of the sun. For motorcycle enthusiasts, summer often means tuning up the bike and hitting the road. However, despite all its beauty and allure, summer is also the time for an alarming increase in motorcycle accidents.

Auto insurance companies keep records of accident statistics and use the data to promote safe driving. Years of study show that summer brings a steep rise in motorcycle accidents due to a variety of factors. In some cases, the roads are in poor condition following extreme weather conditions of the past winter. Ice and salt create potholes and crumbling asphalt, which can be disastrous to a biker.

While all summer months can be dangerous for motorcyclists, July seems to be the worst with a nearly 80 percent increase in the number of accident claims. Saturdays are especially treacherous for bikers, perhaps since more of them may be riding for pleasure than during the work week. While single-vehicle accidents are most predominant, rear-end collisions and accidents at intersections cause injury and death to many bikers during the summer months.

Motorcyclists are often aware of the dangers of riding, and even when they take safety precautions, they are at risk of serious injury if another driver fails to see them. Motorcycle accidents can bring catastrophic results. Those in New Hampshire who suffer injuries in such accidents have recourse to legal help from a dedicated attorney who will help them determine the best course of action for seeking potential compensation.

Source: propertycasualty360.com, "Summer months are the most dangerous for motorcycle riders", Caterina Pontoriero, Accessed on June 21, 2017

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