Motorcycle Accidents and Fixed Objects By Chanfrau & Chanfrau on April 13, 2020

A parked motorcycleFor motorcycle riders, even a seemingly minor accident can have serious, life-changing effects. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help injured parties get the compensation they need in such a trying time.

Whenever a motorcyclist goes for a ride on the road, he or she will pass fixed objects. Fixed objects aren't inherently bad, but colliding with one can have devastating consequences for riders. At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we help victims of motorcycle accidents with fixed objects in Daytona Beach, FL, and neighboring Palm Coast get the maximum settlement for their injuries.

Fixed Objects Can Be Dangerous for Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists will pass countless fixed objects every time they go for a ride. While fixed objects aren't usually a problem, colliding with one, especially at high speeds can have devastating results. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles account for more fatal crashes with fixed objects than any other type of vehicle.

While colliding into a fixed object might only lead to minor injuries for someone in a car, a motorcyclist is exposed with only a helmet and clothing for protection. This exposure increases the risk of direct impact. The results can be fatal or cause permanent disability.

Common Types of Fixed Objects Encountered by Motorcyclists

Fixed objects may not seem like something to be concerned about when riding a motorcycle, but they can cause serious injury. Some common types of fixed objects motorcyclists may encounter include:

  • Trees
  • Guardrails
  • Fences and walls
  • Construction signs
  • Telephone poles
  • Light poles
  • Traffic signals, including stop signs
  • Parked vehicles on the side of the road
  • Buildings

Motorcyclists Are Not Always At Fault

Although it is possible for a motorcyclist to be at fault for an accident with a fixed object, this isn't always the case.

Sometimes, a motorcycle accident with a fixed object may occur because of another driver on the road. For example, a negligent driver may change lanes in front of a motorcycle without looking, causing the motorcyclist to swerve, possibly into a guardrail.

Another way a motorcyclist may not be at fault is if a fixed object presented a known hazard but was not addressed by the county, state, or other party responsible for the object and road.

A Motorcycle Attorney Can Help

Those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

A motorcycle accident attorney can help victims increase their insurance settlement or help them seek damages through a lawsuit.

Schedule a Consultation

If a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it's important to have an attorney on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve. Please call (866) 610-0653 to schedule a consultation with one of our Daytona Beach motorcycle accident attorneys.

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