3 NC Motorcycle Accident Dangers

North Carolina motorcycle accidents happen. Motorcycle accidents typically result in more severe injuries and damage than a standard auto accident. Without the frame of a vehicle to protect them, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to life-threatening injuries.

Seasonal Motorcycle Riding in NC

Motorcycles, whether traveling alone or in large groups, run a higher risk of collisions than cars. These can be cause by other drivers not being able to see the motorcycles or the motorcycle might hit an obstruction in the street, like debris negligently leftover after a road construction project. Each season brings its own dangers for motorcycle riders.

Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders

* Winter snow and ice make riding a motorcycle extremely dangerous. With temperature changes comes freezing and thawing, which contributes to many of the potholes that develop on NC roadways.

* As the weather gets warmer in the spring, lawnmowers and landscapers may leave grass clippings behind that blow into streets. Grass clippings are notorious for causing motorcycles to slip and crash. Watch out for landscaping crews that are blowing grass clippings into the street, maintain proper speeds and avoid hitting patches of grass clippings in the street.

* Summer tourist traffic at beaches and increased fall traffic to see the leaves changing in the NC mountains can be a hazard for many motorcycle enthusiasts. Beach traffic could be caused by out-of-state tourists who are not familiar with the area, which can result in inexplicably slow drivers that cause accidents. This happens in the mountains too. Another problem in the mountains are hill crests with sharp turns, like some spots of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular spot for motorcycle riders.

Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers

Brent Adams & Associates has three personal injury law offices in North Carolina. Motorcycle accident lawyers in Raleigh, Dunn and Fayetteville help victims of motorcycle accidents pursue compensation for injuries they’ve sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. No matter where the motorcycle accident happened in North Carolina, our injury lawyers will help gather evidence, prepare your paperwork and move fight for your claim to collect the compensation your injuries require.
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