New Hampshire holds a lot of beauty to be seen from behind handlebars, but there are many hazards in the state to motorcyclists. Tight turns in the wilderness can make it difficult to see bikes coming, and an accident involving a motorcycle is more likely to involve a fatality than a collision of larger vehicles.
A study by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) uncovered some of the most common risk factors in types of motorcycle accidents. The goal of the report was to recommend safer devices and procedures for motorcycles and the cars and trucks around them.
It comes as no surprise to experienced bikers that cars would pose less of a danger to them if they were better able to see a motorcycle and what its driver plans to do next. The most common type of accident analyzed in the report was a car or truck turning left in front of a motorcycle, which indicates that bikes are difficult to see especially when they are in motion.
The NTSB recommended the incorporation of motorcycles into the crash prevention systems that are currently available and in development for passenger cars and trucks. Most of the currently available software cannot perceive motorcycles or bicycles with the same clarity as other cars and trucks.
Victims of motorcycle accidents and the families of people killed in bike crashes have legal options for financial damages that can help on the difficult road to recovery. An attorney can advise you on the possibilities of lawsuits, negotiated settlements and jury verdicts in civil court for this type of personal injury case.