Motorcycle Accidents | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
The risk of dying in a crash is much higher for motorcycle riders than for occupants of passenger vehicles. Although motorcycles comprised just 3% of all registered vehicles in the U.S., motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities in a recent year, as reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). Several aspects have the potential to make motorcycle riding particularly unsafe.
It is a dangerous situation to be hit by a car while riding a motorcycle. Unlike the drivers that hit them, motorcycle riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle and are far more vulnerable to serious or fatal injuries. This situation is made even worse when the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident without taking financial responsibility for the damage they caused. Fortunately, there may be ways to recover compensation if you are a motorcyclist who has been the victim of a hit-and-run driver.
Warm weather comes with a boost in motorcycle traffic throughout Wyoming as riders get out and enjoy the open air. Generally, Wyoming’s summer would be filled with motorcycle riders, especially come August when riders would travel along I-90 to the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota. While it is unclear if COVID-19 restrictions will keep the event from taking place this year, residents of northeastern Wyoming should still be aware of how to drive around motorcyclists and avoid potentially deadly accidents.
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