Sometimes, accidents on the road are inevitable. The multitude of distractions that technology can create while driving and unruly passengers and pets are two common ways traffic collisions can occur. When a motorcycle is involved, theses dangerous measures can become all the more extreme. Are unsafe and poorly maintained roads one of the culprits? In Mississippi, as well as other parts of the country, individuals who suffer an injury due to a motorcycle accident can choose to place the matter in legal hands.
An article in Insurance Journal reports that Mississippi, along with other southeastern states, is one of the most dangerous states for motorcyclists. While helmet laws are a valid concern in most areas, many bikers blame bad roads, inexperienced or inattentive bikers. These three factors can intertwine and make driving for all motorists extremely dangerous. Furthermore, Insurance Journal added that, although Mississippi has the least number of registered motorcycles in the southeast region, it nevertheless has one of the highest motorcycle fatality rates.
The Insurance Information Institute reveals that, in 2015, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all roadway fatalities, 4 percent of all people injured, 17 percent of all occupant fatalities and 4 percent of all occupants injured. What is to say of the exceptionally high number of motorcycle accidents? Less shielding from external debris and the elements can surely make driving a motorcycle more dangerous than a standard vehicle; yet worn roads and potholes can cause a motorcycle wreck in seconds. Contrary to standard motor vehicles, which can withstand the impact of holes and other objects in the road, the two wheels on motorcycles make drivers more vulnerable to risks.