12/30/2011According to Georgia drunk driving statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highest percentage of drivers involved in fatal crashes with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher were motorcyclists. However, this doesn’t mean that only drunk motorcycle riders are prone to being involved in fatal crashes – many sober bikers have been killed due to drunk drivers of other vehicles.
It’s important to remember that a motorcycle is a much smaller, lighter and easily maneuverable vehicle than a car, truck or van. The lack of protection around the rider and size difference often put bikers at a much higher risk for serious or fatal injury when involved in a crash with a drunk driver.
One of the telltale signs of a drunken driver is swerving between lanes, often into incoming traffic. Imagine a motorcycle up against a passenger vehicle as it’s drifting into his or her lane either from the side or head on. The biker has very little protection from impact, aside from his or her clothing and helmet.
This is why many fatal motorcycle accidents involve injuries such as head trauma, blunt impact injury, spinal cord damage and dismemberment. If you or a loved one has become a part of the Georgia drunk driving statistics and are looking to file for compensation for your losses, an Atlanta accident lawyer may be able to help.
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