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Alabama Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Alabama Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: As we have previously posted, Alabama is seventh in America in the number of traffic fatalities. Honestly, I thought that a large number of such fatalities would have happened to people who operate motorcycles. Unlike up North, we don't get much ice or snow, our winters are relatively mild, most of Alabama is listed as being rural and the beauty of our State is second to none. Alabama is perfectly suited for motorcycle riders, and over 127,000 motorcycles are registered in Alabama.

Motorcycle riders are not in a "cage." If the rider of a motorcycle is involved in a traffic accident, there is nothing between them and the road besides their helmet and the protective gear they are hopefully wearing. I had an inherent bias about how dangerous it was to operate a motorcycle in traffic, but facts are facts.

Of the 127,683 wrecks which occurred in Alabama 2011, 1,925 involved motorcycles (approximately 1.5% of all accidents). Of the 814 deaths related to motor vehicle accidents, 97 of the fatalities were riding a motorcycle (approximately 12%).

Moreover, the vast majority for most motor accidents involving a motorcycle occur because of the actions of drivers of motor vehicles. In approximately 2/3rds of the cases, an accident happens because another vehicle turns in front of a motorcycle. Drivers just don't see motorcycles as easily as they see other cars or trucks. Additionally, sudden stops are more dangerous for motorcycle riders, as they can cause the motorcycle to loose balance and go end over end.

Just as with large trucks, drivers or automobile have to be more diligent when riding in the vicinity of a motorcycle.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Alabama and you have questions about your rights, don't hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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