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Cloudy with a Chance of a Motorcycle Wreck

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A motorcycle wreck is not a pretty sight, but it is certainly worse if you or someone close to you is involved in one. Motorcycles are a convenient and economical way of getting around, and the cool factor is also a good reason for riding around in one. The likelihood of being involved in a motorcycle wreck, however, is quite high because of the inherent instability of the vehicle and the lack of any substantial protection for the rider.

Among the most common causes of single vehicle motorcycle accidents is road defect. A single uneven or slick patch of road can cause a motorcycle travelling at even moderate speeds to skid, spilling its rider with quite violent force. The top cause of death for motorcycle riders is head injuries, and even those wearing a helmet have a 1 in 3 chance of making it out alive.

Even for those who do manage to survive a motorcycle wreck, injuries can be quite serious. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal damage, loss of limbs and road rash are just some of the types of damages that a motorcycle rider can sustain on any given day, although Saturday appear to have the highest incidence of single vehicle motorcycle accidents on rural roads. Inebriation is also a very good indication that a motorcycle wreck is looming in the near future for anyone foolish enough to ride.

Injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck can mean a long hospital stay, extensive physical rehabilitation, loss of income, and life-long disability that could have been prevented. If you or someone close to you sustained injuries in a motorcycle wreck through the negligence or recklessness of others, a personal injury claim may be in the offing. Consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer with a good reputation in the field would be able to give an accurate assessment of the case.

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