Category: Motorcycle Accident

101 People Died in Colorado Motorcycle Accidents in 2017: Here’s Why

In 2017, 101 people in Colorado were killed in motorcycle accidents, and a majority of them were caused by preventable driver or cyclist errors. Motorcyclists may be able to reduce their risk of becoming involved in accidents by understanding the common types of scenarios in which many collisions happen. They may also help to reduce… Read more »

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The Truth About Lane Splitting

In spite of research showing that lane splitting by motorcyclists reduces the risk of rear-end collisions and injuries to riders’ torsos and heads, lane splitting remains illegal in Tennessee. Lane splitting involves a motorcyclist pulling up between vehicles instead of behind them, which helps to prevent them from being struck from behind while also reducing… Read more »

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Failure to yield often cited in motorcycle accidents

Motorcycles are notorious in Tennessee and across the nation for being inherently dangerous vehicles. A Tennessee motorcycle accident attorney understands that in many cases the vehicle’s reputation may not be an accurate assessment of its safety around other vehicles. According to a recent study performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most crashes between… Read more »

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Motorcycle fatalities in Tennessee remain high

Motorcycle fatalities in Tennessee have increased dramatically, from 42 deaths in 1998 to 134 deaths in 2013, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The rise in motorcycle causalities in Tennessee during that 15-year period has been steady, and mirrors an increase in motorcycle fatalities and serious injuries across the nation. The National Highway… Read more »

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Study: Motorcycle accidents and driver perception

Although motorcyclists have the same rights as all other types of vehicles on Tennessee roadways, many drivers seem oblivious to their existence. The reason for this phenomenon may lie in the results of a recent study conducted at Monash University. According to Science Daily, the study looked at how likely people are to perceive certain… Read more »

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