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Typical consequences of motorcycle accidents

Road accidents can cause serious injuries, regardless of the modes of transport of those involved. However, New Hampshire bikers might be most vulnerable because, unlike motorists, they are not in enclosed vehicles in which modern safety devices such as airbags, seat belts and crumple zones protect them. The only protection available to them is helmets and protective clothing. A significant number of motorcycle accidents lead to severe injuries or death, and some say bikers need more skills than automobile drivers.

Motorcycle accidents often involve improper left turns by cars

There are unfortunately some common patterns that mark the occurrence of accidents involving motorcycles in New Hampshire and nationwide. These common patterns in motorcycle accidents are often caused by the negligence of car and truck operators. They often fail to keep a close lookout for the more diminutive motorcycle vehicles that popularly dot the highways and roads of the state.

Motorcycle accidents: New Hampshire woman loses life in crash

An unfortunate incident has ended the life of a New Hampshire woman from Greenland. It is always tragic to hear news of persons being harmed in local motorcycle accidents, and the latest news story out of Hampton is no different. A truck collided with a motorcycle on the Route 101 interchange with Route 1, and the resulting accident was fatal. 

Drivers injured in motorcycle accidents need medical diagnoses

New Hampshire has many accidents involving motorcycles each year. A motorcycle driver who is injured by a careless car or truck operator is entitled to collect personal injury damages from that tortfeasor. In some motorcycle accidents, the initial police report may indicate "minor" injuries suffered by the injured motorcycle operator or, for that matter, to an injured passenger in either vehicle. These early assessments by police investigators are not authoritative.

Motorcycle accidents: 2 victims airlifted after cross-over crash

Crashes that involve automobiles and motorcycles often result in severe or even fatal injuries. This is because victims of motorcycle accidents typically suffer the consequences of having little or no protection while those in cars have seat belts, air bags and the body of the vehicles to protect them. Two people were recently injured in a bike crash in New Hampshire.

Negligence per se may create liability in motorcycle accidents

The enjoyment of motorcycle driving in New Hampshire is always at peak popularity. It is an unfortunate hazard of operating a motorcycle, however, that a cycle is not as easily seen on the roadways by operators of larger vehicles. This creates many motorcycle accidents that could have been avoided. A good example of the phenomenon occurred again recently when a motorist made a left turn into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, creating the appearance that she did not even see an oncoming vehicle.

Car/truck drivers cause most motorcycle accidents by inattention

Contrary to public perception, most accidents involving motorcycles in New Hampshire and elsewhere are not the fault of the motorcycle operator. A certain perceptual failing exists that makes it difficult for larger vehicles to clearly observe cycles on the road prior to the occurrence of many motorcycle accidents. This may have been at least a partial factor in causing an event that occurred recently at a crosswalk in Laconia.

Statistics show motorcycle accidents usually fault of another

A beautiful afternoon seems to require a motorcycle ride for some New Hampshire enthusiasts. The wind rushing by as one enjoys the fresh air and scenery is just too much to pass up. All appears to be well with the world; however, even while enjoying the day, one needs to keep in mind the potential for motorcycle accidents.

Avert motorcycle accidents: Get training, honor safety rules

In New Hampshire and other states, most motorcycle drivers are generally aware of safety factors and try to follow the right protocols for safety on the roads. However, as a general rule, a majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by the driver of a four-wheel vehicle. Motorcyclists will benefit by keeping this in mind and following certain measures for increased defensive safety.

Motorcycle accidents are often caused by negligent car drivers

In New Hampshire, there are many motorcycle enthusiasts who use the more rural roads for enjoyment of their recreational preference.  At the same time, they face a relatively high risk of being involved in motorcycle accidents. This is not because cyclists are negligent or reckless, but because car and truck operators sometimes have difficulty in seeing motorcycles on the roadway. Many motorcycle accidents are therefore not the fault of the cyclist.

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