Every motor vehicle accident is unique. You can have the same two vehicles in the same type of crash but have different injuries and results. This is because a minor difference can have a major impact on the outcome of the collision. However, when you have different types of vehicles involved, there are differences that apply to those specific vehicles. For example, an accident involving a commercial truck is different from an accident involving only passenger vehicles. Large truck accidents tend to involve substantially more injuries to the occupants of other vehicles than to the truck driver. The reason is that a semi-truck provides more protection than a smaller vehicle in a collision between the two vehicles. Likewise, when you have a motorcycle or a bicycle involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle, the rider has an increased risk of injury because a bicycle and motorcycle do not offer the same protection as a passenger vehicle does for its occupants. Handling a motorcycle accident claim can be much more complex given the differences. For experienced help filing your motorcycle accident claim, call 800-954-4444 for a free consultation with a Fresno motorcycle accident attorney.
Motorcyclists have a variety of items they can use to make riding more enjoyable and safe. However, some of the new technology can also increase the risk of motorcycle accidents. Below are four high-tech gadgets that may be fun to use but can cause enough of a distraction to place the rider in danger. Go-Pro Cameras These cameras capture everything about your ride from your perspective. Go Pro cameras have also been advertised as an effective means of proving fault in a motorcycle accident. While this makes for a very cool video of your ride, it can be too tempting to take risks to get an amazing video for YouTube. The use of the Go Pro camera may not be dangerous; however, documenting stunts and taking risks can create a dangerous situation for yourself and others.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the number of motorcycle fatalities in California increased by 12% from 2013 to 2014. Your odds of being killed in a motor vehicle accident when riding a motorcycle are higher than if you are riding in a passenger vehicle. Motorcycles do not afford the same level