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What Percentage of Motorcycle Accidents Are Fatal?

Although there is only a tiny percentage of motorcycles out on the road compared to other vehicles, motorcycles make up a large percentage of fatal accidents. In addition, motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than other vehicles, as they offer little bodily protection, leaving many motorcycle accident injury victims with severe injuries, some of which may be permanent or fatal. Although all dangers inherent in motorcycle riding cannot be eliminated, risks may be reduced by practicing some simple safety practices. Have you or a loved one been involved in a motorcycle accident? Contact the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Tatum &…

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Who is At Fault in North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents?

Determining liability in a motorcycle collision can be complex and requires comprehensive investigation. To legally be considered liable or at fault, a driver or a motorcycle rider must have behaved negligently, thereby failing to exercise reasonable care and caution. While police and insurance adjusters will investigate the accident to determine which parties were liable for the accident, personal injury firms working on behalf of an injured party may also conduct their own independent investigations to determine who is at fault in a collision. Personal injury attorneys are especially warranted in cases where fault is disputed or if multiple parties are…

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What Type of Insurance Covers Motorcycle Accidents?

Whether you ride your bike daily or only on occasion as a way to have fun, there is nothing quite like the feeling you get hitting the open road on your motorcycle. Whether you are a new or experienced rider, it is essential to ensure that you have adequate insurance coverage to protect yourself, your bike, and any potential passengers. Have you or a loved one been involved in a motorcycle accident? Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Tatum & Atkinson, 'the Heavy Hitters,' to receive your free, no-obligation consultation by calling us at (800) 529-0804 or contacting us…

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What Is The Most Common Type of Motorcycle Accident?

It is a well-known fact that driving a vehicle on the road poses some inherent risks. Sadly, despite taking all of the best precautions, you may still find yourself in an accident. An unintended accident may occur in bumper-to-bumper traffic or out on country roads. Certain precautions should be taken when driving, especially if you are driving a motorcycle. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents happen often and may change the lives of you and your loved ones instantly. Annually, more than five thousand individuals die from motorcycle accidents. When it comes to fatal crashes, deaths occur in motorcycle accidents nearly 28 times…

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What Percentage of Motorcycle Riders Get in Accidents?

It is commonly known that riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, but what factors make this statement accurate, and in what ways may risk be reduced? When considering what percentage of motorcyclists are involved in an accident, it is essential to understand that the percentage is not as clear-cut as may be imagined. There are varying factors that go into motorcycle accident statistics, and a large number of motorcycle collisions may remain unreported. Read below to find out more regarding what factors may make a rider more likely to get into an accident, what percentage of motorcyclists become involved in…

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What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

In the unfortunate event that you become involved in a motorcycle accident, a motorcycle accident attorney can help you throughout the process of filing lawsuits or negotiating for compensation. Additionally, if you are accused of being at fault for a motorcycle accident, an attorney can help assist you throughout the process of defending yourself. However, you may be wondering what you should do directly following a motorcycle crash. Below are some steps you should take immediately following a motorcycle collision. After Your Motorcycle Accident  1. Get to a Safe Place The first thing to do after getting into a crash…

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10 Most Common Motorcycle Injuries

Just about everyone is aware of the inherent danger that comes along with riding a motorcycle. As motorcycles are not enclosed vehicles like a regular passenger car, it is unsurprising that motorcycle collisions generally produce much more severe injuries than truck and car collisions. Even though motorcycle riders are around 29x more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than a passenger vehicle driver, the love of getting on the back of a bike and hitting the open road is enticing enough for over 8 million riders in the U.S. alone to continue to ride despite the involved risk.…

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Can a Motorcycle Accident Cause PTSD?

In many cases, a motorcycle accident injury victim can sustain severe injuries. These injuries may even become permanent or life-threatening.  But can a motorcycle accident cause PTSD? In short, yes. For many survivors, psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can accompany physical damages incurred after an accident. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is often a debilitating condition that can develop after trauma, such as being involved in a life-threatening event such as a motorcycle accident or becoming a motorcycle accident injury victim. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may occur in anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic…

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How Long Does It Take To Heal From a Motorcycle Accident?

After being involved in a motorcycle accident, many riders may question, "How long does it take to heal from a motorcycle accident?" However, many factors will come into play regarding the time it will take for you to recuperate after being involved in a motorcycle collision. First, the severity and extent of your injuries and any remaining psychological effects from the accident will dictate how long it will be before you recover. The healing process may last longer than anticipated if there are lasting side effects or medical complications. Finally, underlying health conditions and lifestyles can affect how long the…

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What Safety Gear Should You Wear on a Motorcycle?

Here at Tatum & Atkinson, 'the Heavy Hitters,' we have compiled a list of motorcycle protective gear essential for a safe riding experience. Many riders wonder what safety gear they should wear while on a motorcycle, especially if they are new to riding. Due to the fact that the risk of severe injury is significantly higher while riding a motorcycle and being involved in an accident than riding in a car or truck, it is imperative that you protect yourself by using the proper safety gear. Check out the recommended motorcycle gear below that you should consider to ensure that…

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Can Regular Maintenance on a Motorcycle Prevent Accidents?

Can regular maintenance on a motorcycle prevent accidents? Yes, it is accurate that regular maintenance on a motorcycle can aid in the prevention of accidents. While regularly maintaining your bike cannot prevent all accidents, it is a surefire way to avoid accidents caused by mechanical issues. If you have taken on the responsibility of owning a motorcycle, you must regularly maintain your bike. Many individuals may scoff at the notion of taking a bike in if nothing is wrong with it. Yet, regular motorcycle maintenance is the key to preventing significant issues down the line and ensuring that you remain…

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