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Research on Fayette County Motorcycle Accidents & Tips for Motorcyclists and Drivers Who Share The Road With Them

Research Show Georgia Motorcyclists Face Numerous Hazards on the Road I Tyron Accident Attorney Shane Smith Explains How Motorcyclists Get Into Accidents

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show motorcyclists are riding on dangerous roads:

  • Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to have a fatal accident while driving compared to passenger vehicles
  • More than 1 out of 10 (11%) of all public roadway accidents involve motorcycles
  • As of 2005, while passenger rate fatality rates were 14 deaths per 100,000 people compared to 73 deaths per 100,000 motorcyclists.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data found that the leading cause of motorcyclist deaths involve at least one passenger vehicle.

Why are There So Many Motorcycle Deaths?

There are so many Fayette County motorcycle accidents because drivers are negligent and fail to share the road with motorcyclists. It takes extra caution and a focus that many drivers are supposed to uphold because they are entrusted with the privilege of driving, but many fail to uphold this duty and catastrophic results can happen.

If you have been severely injured from a motorcycle accident, don’t wait any longer to speak with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. Your motorcycle accident’s circumstances will be evaluated during your free consultation to determine the at-fault party. Call our offices at (888) 927-6955 to schedule a consultation with an accident attorney.

What Causes so Tyrone Many Motorcycle Deaths?

We already know that a lot of motorcycle accidents are due to the negligence of a driver, but how exactly do so many innocent Georgia motorcyclists suffer from auto accidents. The primary cause of Fayette County motorcyclist accidents is due to drivers who fail to see motorcyclists. Blind spots, at intersections and while changing and passing lanes, is where most drivers fail to ensure their projected path is clear. Innocent Georgia motorcyclists suffer severe injuries when this happens.  

Other causes of Fayette County motorcycle accidents include car owners who leave their car doors open into the street. While motorcyclists do their best to look out for obstructions ahead, oncoming traffic and other circumstances the motorcyclists must yield to leave the motorcyclist with no route except for a head on collision with a passenger vehicle’s car door.

Speaking with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith will enable you to protect your legal rights. The facts of your accident will be evaluated and taken seriously. We want to make sure you receive just and adequate compensation from the at-fault party.  


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia