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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.

Statistics indicate that in two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents that involve another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle is at fault. Most often, this driver does not allow the motorcycle the appropriate right of way. Many times, it is more difficult for the driver of another vehicle to see the motorcycle; therefore, it is possible that the driver inadvertently cuts in front of or cuts off the motorcyclist. When this happens, an accident is likely to occur.

In the majority of motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclist will suffer some form of injury. In fact, research indicates that the motorcyclist will suffer injury approximately five times more often than someone in a car. Additionally, this same research suggests that death will occur in a motorcycle accident approximately 26 times more often than in a traditional car accident.

In spite of these statistics regarding motorcycle accidents, there are a number of New Hampshire residents who would not consider another form of transportation. They do their part by following safety guidelines; it is important that other drivers do their part to share the road and prevent accidents from occurring. When a motorcyclist is injured or killed due to the negligence of another driver, it is possible that a personal injury claim can be pursued through the New Hampshire court system.

Source:, "Motorcycle Accidents: Overview", Accessed on July 26, 2017

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