Recently, a serious motorcycle cycle accident was reported in a neighboring city of Tavares, FL. An Ocala man was hospitalized in critical condition. No charges had been pressed at the time of the report.
Motorcyclists in Tavares and throughout the U.S. are at higher risk of serious injury in comparison to other motor vehicle drivers and passengers. There are multiple factors that make motorcycle drivers more vulnerable to injury or even death. Other than the obvious fact that motorcyclists are not enclosed in a vehicle, the following present significant risks to motorcycle riders:
- Minor to major road hazards, such as potholes, railroad tracks, uneven pavement and oil slicks, present a risk to motorcyclists.
- Manufacturer defects such as misaligned tires can cause wobbling of the motorcycle if traveling at higher speeds. The wobbling can result in a crash.
- A motorcycle is not always visible to other drivers due to blind spots in automobiles. Research shows that 70% of motorcycle crashes happen at intersections because drivers of cars do not see motorcyclists on the roadways.
Motorcycle Crash Fault
The driver who is found negligent in a crash is found to be “at fault.” Drivers are expected to take their own safety and the safety of other drivers into consideration when they get behind the wheel. If there is any question as to who is at fault, it is imperative to enlist the help of an experienced Motorcycle Crash Attorney.
The Tavares offices of Oldham & Smith have Accident Lawyers who are compassionate and eager to hear the details of your crash, so we can help you get back on the road to recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.