Despite the fact that accidents may cause serious injuries or death to a rider, many people enjoy riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, North Carolina residents recently witnessed the death of a motorcyclist after he was struck by another vehicle.
North Carolina residents use a variety of vehicles to go about their daily business, whether that means going to and from work, dropping off and picking up children at school, buying groceries or taking a leisurely drive. Normally, most people drive confidently but with a certain amount of caution around most other vehicles. When it comes to large vehicles such as tractor-trailers, box trucks and other large commercial vehicles, however, many people become alert to the dangers these vehicles pose by their sheer size and weight.
Accidents often leave behind a trail of trauma and serious injuries that may take months and even years to recover from. The pain and suffering can get especially aggravated when these accidents are caused by reckless and drunk driving.
According to statistics, motorcyclists in the United States are 35 times more likely to be involved in dangerous accidents than passengers in cars. In most motorcycle accidents, including those in the North Carolina area, a head injury is the leading cause of death. And if adequate precautions such as wearing a helmet are not taken, the rider can also suffer other serious injuries to the neck and spine. Statistics say that wearing a helmet can reduce the possibility of a crash fatality by 37 percent.
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.
It is no surprise that distracted driving can lead to considerable property damage and motorists injuries and deaths. Although it is no surprise, unfortunately a car accident can happen anywhere and to anyone.
Although most people know intellectually that death is imminent, few think about this most of the time, which can make an actual fatal accident shocking and disturbing when it does occur.
When auto accidents happen, they often happen suddenly. In the blink of an eye, a life can be lost, and, for the victim's family, their whole world is turned upside down. Sometimes, the cause is only a simple mistake, but sometimes it is pure recklessness and negligence.
Almost no one is ever prepared to deal with the tragedy of losing a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident. Only those who have suffered through such a hardship can know how painful it is to suddenly have a family member ripped away. And then, to add further pain, the families of victims are oftentimes left with overwhelming financial challengers. However, when it comes to the financial challenges, there are steps families can take to help alleviate some of this burden.