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Motorcyclists often face unique risks

Motorcyclists in Kentucky know how dangerous the roads can be, even if you are an experienced rider. The problem is that no matter how careful you are, you still rely on the diligence and vigilance of other drivers. Sadly, all too often other road users are in too much of a hurry or are paying too little attention to the people around them. As a result, motorcyclists are at particular risk as their smaller vehicles are harder to spot and many drivers do not notice them until it is too late.

Unfortunately, it is often the motorcyclist who pays the price when such incidents occur. They do not have the protection that drivers of larger vehicles enjoy and they can easily be thrown from their bikes when a collision occurs. However, it is not only other road users who pose a threat to motorcyclists as there are many other factors that can result in an accident.

As this article on motorcycle crashes explains, the road surface can also be the cause of such an incident. Uneven surfaces, puddles, oil slicks, potholes and debris can all throw a motorcycle off course if they are not seen and avoided. Furthermore, a fault in the motorcycle itself can cause it to become unstable at high speeds. If you notice a wobble in the front of your bike, this may be a sign that it has a fault.

Coming to terms with a motorcycle accident can be difficult, especially when it is the result of someone else's negligence. If you have been injured in an incident of this nature, you might benefit from the support of an attorney. He or she can advise you on your options and might be able to help you with filing a claim against those responsible.

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