Motorcyclists in Raleigh, North Carolina, understand that the consequences of being involved in an accident while on a motorcycle can be severe. In order to counter those risks, motorcyclists take a number of safety precautions but still, every now and then, a motorcyclist is injured or killed in an accident. One such fatal accident recently occurred in Raleigh.
Reckless driving on the roads continues to be a threat in North Carolina. Through various methods, officials remind drivers to drive safely and watch out for others on the roads. However, some drivers still drive negligently. After an accident, some drivers do not even stay at the scene. Negligent driving may cause pedestrians, motorcyclists or occupants of vehicles to suffer, as a recent motorcycle accident indicates.
Many motorcyclists are killed in accidents every year across the United States, and in the North Carolina area, an even larger number of motorcycle riders are seriously injured due to the warmer weather allowing for motorcyclists to travel in the state much longer than others. Although most accidents result in injuries and damages, in accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, it is usually the motorcyclist who is grievously injured rather than the person driving the car, truck or van.
A motorcycle ride through the beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina landscape can be thrilling, but it also can provide a significant amount of risk to a rider's safety. A motorcycle rider is not protected from the force of impact in the event of an accident, unlike a car, which absorbs most of the force of impact.
Motorcycles are, by design, dangerous to operate. The riders are extremely vulnerable as their vehicles are much less protected than, say, trucks or sedans. Motorcycles lack many of the safety features installed in other vehicles and when they are involved in accidents, serious injuries and sometimes death are often the result. Motorcyclists have certain rights, however, and it is important for riders to be aware of these, if they hope to pursue compensation in an accident.