Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers: When Motorcycles and Trucks Collide

Motorcyclists encounter many types of hazards on roads and highways. But few represent so potent a danger as large commercial trucks. A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh as much as 100 times that of an average motorcycle. When the driver of one of these massive vehicles fails to share the road responsibly with motorcycles and other passenger vehicles, the result can be deadly. According to the most recent data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are about 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to be fatally injured in a wreck per vehicle mile traveled, and five times more likely to be injured. As fatality rates for victims of commercial trucking accidents are already higher than other crash types, one can imagine how dangerous a collision between a truck and a motorcycle can be for the rider. The FMCSA’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study investigated 967 truck accidents involving at least one fatality or injury over a two-yea

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