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Types of Motorcycle Accidents

On a motorcycle, even the common "fender bender" can have deadly consequences. In fact, bikers are 32 times more likely to be killed in an accident than the occupants of a car. The most common type of motorcycle accident is multiple-vehicle, when a car or truck collides with a motorcycle. A single-vehicle accident can occur if a motorcyclist suffers a tire blowout or equipment failure, or loses control of the bike for any number of reasons. A third category of accident involves commercial vehicles, primarily large semi-trucks, which are responsible for many traffic fatalities. Chanfrau & Chanfrau has helped numerous motorcycle victims and our attorneys can assist you and your family by seeking compensation for your losses.

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Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents occur in a variety of ways. Mechanical failure can cause a motorcycle to crash, or an inexperienced driver can lose control and strike a wall or other object. Most commonly, a motorcycle is struck by or collides with another vehicle. This frequently occurs at an intersection, when the driver of a car or truck fails to detect the motorcycle because of glare or obstruction by other vehicles. A common scenario occurs when a car or truck makes a left turn in front of a motorcycle or otherwise fails to yield to the right of way. In a collision between a motorcycle and car, the bike - and rider - will sustain the brunt of the damage, and the driver of the larger vehicle is often found to have liability for the accident.

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Motorcycle DUI Accidents

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is unfortunately a fairly common cause for serious traffic accidents. It is well known that an impaired driver is less skilled, more distracted, and has slower reaction times. Motorcyclists are always more vulnerable on the roads than car and truck drivers, and are particularly endangered by someone who is driving under the influence. If you are injured or a loved one is hurt or killed on a motorcycle due to an impaired driver, you have recourse and deserve compensation. A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction establishes that reckless behavior occurred, and the driver involved in the accident will more likely have liability for your damages and loss.

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