Riders can be conscientious and responsible, but they still are at the mercy of other motorists.
Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 23, 2012
No one wants to hear that a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, but as the warmer weather arrives in New England it’s almost a given that people will be injured or killed in motorcycle crashes.
With another motorcycle season starting, the Hartford motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli urge drivers to keep an eye out for bikes. Drivers and motorcycle riders share a responsibility in preventing motorcycle accident injuries. A driver of a passenger vehicle may change lanes and strike a motorcycle. By checking the blind spot before making the lane change, a driver can prevent a motorcycle crash. A driver needs to be alert in intersections while making a left turn. Statistics show that most crashes between motorcycles and cars occur while the car is making a left turn.
“Riders can be conscientious and responsible, but they still are at the mercy of other motorists. Victims of motorcycle accidents typically suffer the most severe kinds of injuries compared to people hurt in automobile accidents,” the Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli state on their website.
Recent research shows that the number of motorcycle fatalities in Connecticut is on the rise. In the first six months of 2009 there were 18 motorcycle traffic fatalities, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. During the same six month period a year later, there were 24 motorcycle traffic deaths.
Other studies reveal that more motorcycles are on the road as gas prices rise. People have many reasons to ride motorcycles. While warm weather in New England is a good reason for a motorcycle enthusiast to take to the open road and simply enjoy the ride, many riders use a motorcycle to commute to work to save on gas.
The causes of many motorcycle accidents often can be traced back to negligent behavior by a driver, according to the Salomone & Morelli website (http://www.salomoneandmorelli.com). A motorcyclist may get struck by a driver who is operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or by a driver who is ignoring posted speed limits. The driver of the car may be texting or talking on a cell phone.
The personal injury attorneys in Hartford at Salomone & Morelli say people should do all they can to avoid distractions while driving. Don’t use a cell phone and stay focused on the roadway. There’s a good chance you will encounter a motorcycle somewhere along your route.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed on a motorcycle in Connecticut, a Hartford personal injury lawyer may be able to help. Personal injury attorneys can help clients maximize their compensation. As leading motorcycle accident lawyers in Hartford, the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli has experience helping injured victims and their families obtain their just compensation and closure.
About the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli,personal injury lawyers in Hartford
The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli provides legal services in a variety of areas, including auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, and dangerous drugs. The legal professionals serve clients throughout Connecticut, including Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and New London.
Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli
To reach the Connecticut attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli, visit http://www.salomoneandmorelli.com , or call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1. With offices throughout the state, the Hartford office is located at 100 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105.