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What Are the Main Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

When it comes to holiday or weekend pastimes, few are as popular or as enthusiastically followed as motorcycle riding. 

In Virginia, more and more motorcycles seem to take to the roads as soon as the weather turns in the spring, remaining ever-present well into the fall. 

Sadly, riding your motorcycle isn’t an activity without certain risks, which are often magnified by the careless or reckless actions of others on the roads. 

Want to know more about the main causes of motorcycle accidents? Read on to find out, and don’t hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer from Halperin Law Center if you find yourself on the receiving end of an accident yourself. 

Main Factors in Motorcycle Accidents

It’s important to point out not every accident is truly the cause of negligence. Sometimes, inclement weather or even an Act of God could lead you to suffer injuries that truly may have been unable to be prevented. 

Other times, however, the actions or inactions of others on the road—or other parties off it—could be behind your accident. Some examples include:

  • Drunk Driving – When someone else makes the fateful decision to get behind the wheel after drinking, you could be the one who pays the price.
  • Hazardous Road Conditions – Potholes, lack of properly painted lines, or missing guardrails are just a few examples of how the organizations in charge of keeping the roads safe could indirectly cause your injuries on a motorcycle. 
  • Texting and Driving – Everyone knows reading or responding to a message while driving is dangerous. And yet, it is often listed as a leading cause of accident-related injuries and deaths.
  • Speeding – When people drive above the speed limits, they not only place themselves in danger—they endanger others around them, such as motorcycle drivers, who are equipped with a far less protective exterior than they are. 

Regardless of how your motorcycle accident happened, if someone else’s carelessness is the real culprit, filing a claim could allow you to recover financial damages for your injuries and losses. 

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Injured in a motorcycle accident? Don’t miss your chance to secure the compensation you need. Contact a top-rated motorcycle accident lawyer from Halperin Law Center today, and we’ll review your claim for free. 

It’s that simple—just give us a call at 804-527-0100 or enter your contact information in our online form to get started.