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The Dangers of Multiple-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on March 20, 2015

The aftermath of a serious motorcycle accidentWhen many vehicles are involved in an auto accident, the chance for serious injuries increases. Collisions can occur from multiple angles and lead to major injuries and severe trauma. Many times these kinds of accidents occur on highways, which means greater speeds and much stronger impacts are involved.

The legal team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau takes these kinds of collisions very seriously, helping accident victims in and around the greater Central Florida area. Victims of motorcycle accidents can count on our injury attorneys because we understand just how life-changing these kinds of collisions can be.

Enhanced Vulnerability of Motorcyclists

When motorcycles are involved in accidents, it should come as no surprise that the motorcyclists are more susceptible to serious injuries that other kinds of motorists. This is because motorcyclists are more exposed to potential injury that other motorists on the road.

When a multi-vehicle accident occurs and a motorcyclist or many motorcyclists are involved, the chances of very severe injuries occurring are high. This is true even when people are wearing helmets and proper protective gear.

Why Multi-Vehicle Auto Accidents May Occur

There are many reasons why multi-vehicle accidents might occur. Some common reasons include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Driver distraction and inattention
  • Tailgating
  • Lanesplitting
  • Driving under the influence
  • Motorcycles sharing lanes
  • Driving on highways
  • Poor weather
  • Problems with road maintenance

In some cases, a near-collision can result in a motor vehicle swerving, resulting in a multi-vehicle collision. These overcorrections and sudden attempts of avoiding collisions are more common than you may think.

Given the number of bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts who flood the area every year, we should also note that the potential for serious multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents increases during Bike Week.

How to Avoid Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents

In order to avoid multi-vehicle collisions or auto accidents of any kind, it's important that motorcyclists abide by all traffic laws. Excessive speeding and other reckless behaviors should be avoided in order to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Lanesplitting in particular should be avoided. It's illegal in the state of the Florida, and it makes an already risky highway or congested street even more dangerous.

It's important that motorcyclists do their best to remain outside of the blindspots of other vehicles. This means proper awareness of your surroundings and attentiveness while you are on the road. By staying where you are visible, it's less likely that you will be involved in an accident or even a near accident.

How Our Legal Team Can Help the Victims of Serious Motorcycle Collisions

If you have been involved in a serious auto accident, it's important that you speak with a skilled attorney about your legal options. When another person's negligence leads to a collision that causes serious injuries, an attorney can help you obtain just compensation for your injuries and any damage that has been sustained to your motorcycle. Compensation will also be sought for lost wages and future loss of earning in cases of severe/disabling injuries.

Schedule a Consultation at Chanfrau & Chanfrau

For more information about your legal options after a major auto accident, it's important that you contact the lawyers at our personal injury law firm today. The legal team here at Chanfrau & Chanfrau looks forward to your visit and helping you receive just compensation for your needs.

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