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Yes, absolutely. A motorcycle weighs hundreds of pounds – even having a bike fall on you while your vehicle is stopped could cause serious injuries. And a bike that crashes while traveling under 35-miles-per-hour can cause catastrophic injury or death. While many people associate serious motorcycle injuries with high-speed crashes and interstate riding, the truth is that the majority of motorcycle accidents take place at low speeds and that even these crashes can cause broken bones, lacerations, road rash, blunt-force trauma, head injuries, and death.

Not only can low-speed motorcycle accidents cause serious injury, traveling at low speeds on your motorcycle comes with a totally different host of dangers and hazards than highway and interstate riding: there are more turns, stops, and intersections. There are more pedestrians, obstacles, and distractions. There is more traffic and congestion. In addition, a motorcycle handles differently at slower speeds.

What can you do to prevent an injury in a low-speed motorcycle accident? Always wear a helmet and protective clothing, even if you are riding across town or around the block. Practice low-speed maneuvers, such as taking sharp turns, keeping your balance, and stopping at intersections. Understand how your bike performs at low speeds, particularly your clutch and front brake.

If you have been seriously injured in a low speed motorcycle accident in Washington State that wasn’t your fault, you may be owed compensation. To learn more about your case and your rights, contact Seattle personal injury attorney Andrew Kim to schedule a free consultation: 800-636-3676.

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Can low-speed motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries?

 

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Yes, absolutely. A motorcycle weighs hundreds of pounds – even having a bike fall on you while your vehicle is stopped could cause serious injuries. And a bike that crashes while traveling under 35-miles-per-hour can cause catastrophic injury or death. While many people associate serious motorcycle injuries with high-speed crashes and interstate riding, the truth is that the majority of motorcycle accidents take place at low speeds and that even these crashes can cause broken bones, lacerations, road rash, blunt-force trauma, head injuries, and death.

Not only can low-speed motorcycle accidents cause serious injury, traveling at low speeds on your motorcycle comes with a totally different host of dangers and hazards than highway and interstate riding: there are more turns, stops, and intersections. There are more pedestrians, obstacles, and distractions. There is more traffic and congestion. In addition, a motorcycle handles differently at slower speeds.

What can you do to prevent an injury in a low-speed motorcycle accident? Always wear a helmet and protective clothing, even if you are riding across town or around the block. Practice low-speed maneuvers, such as taking sharp turns, keeping your balance, and stopping at intersections. Understand how your bike performs at low speeds, particularly your clutch and front brake.

If you have been seriously injured in a low speed motorcycle accident in Washington State that wasn’t your fault, you may be owed compensation. To learn more about your case and your rights, contact Seattle personal injury attorney Andrew Kim to schedule a free consultation: 800-636-3676.