Overland Park and the Kansas City area are popular locations for motorcyclists to travel. Motorcycles can be a fun and efficient way to travel, but sometimes a dangerous one. There is a large number of riders on the roads and this number is growing. Unfortunately, the number of motorcycle accidents is also growing. When a motorcyclist gets into an accident, he or she does not have the same protection as other drivers like airbags and a steel frame.
In an accident where other drivers could walk away with some property damage, a motorcyclist can suffer severe injuries that cause both physical pain and financial stress.
Causes and Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Although you may be a safe and responsible rider, the irresponsible behavior of other drivers could still put you in danger. These behaviors can include texting, failure to signal, drunk driving, or even putting on makeup. Motorcycle accidents can happen in several ways. These include getting side-swiped when a driver changes lanes, getting T-boned when crossing an intersection, getting rear-ended when stopped at an intersection, rear-ending another car when the driver slams the brakes, getting hit when making a left turn, or even a head-on collision. These motorcycle accidents can cause many different and even life-threatening injuries.
Frequent Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Driver Changes Lanes
- Distracted Driving
- Head-on Collision