The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases annual statistics on fatal vehicle accidents for each U.S. state. The 2009 report shows Georgia saw 140 fatal motorcycle accidents, which was a significant decrease from the previous year.
Even though the numbers are improving, there are still common types of motorcycle accidents that can result in fatal injuries. The 5 most common fatal accidents in Georgia are:
- front-end collision with another vehicle;
- left-side collision with another vehicle;
- right-side collision with another vehicle;
- rear-end collision with another vehicle; and
- collision with a fixed object.
Fatal accidents colliding with another vehicle are often caused by other drivers failing to check blind spots, changing lanes or turning without signals, or being negligent of traffic.
Collision with a fixed object is a more difficult type of fatal accident to prove the motorcycle driver was not at fault for. There are several reasons a rider can lose control and strike a building, tree or other object. If the rider suffered a medical emergency while on the bike or had to use evasive maneuvers to avoid another driver, he or she can lose control of the bike.
There are many other factors that impact the frequency of fatal Georgia motorcycle accidents. NHTSA tracks the Georgia motorcycle accident statistics each year to help government officials and law enforcement prevent these events from occurring and causing serious injury or death to Georgia residents.
Contacting a GA Accidents Attorney for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a motorcycle accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 1-404-842-7838.