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Motorcycle Truck Accident

While cars are at a 40 to 1 disadvantage in a crash with a truck, motorcycles are at an 80 to 1 disadvantage in a motorcycle truck accident. The basic reason for that disadvantage is weight, since truck weights can reach as high as 80,000 pounds. But it's also true that motorcycles are much smaller than trucks and can be nearly invisible to them. The worst statistic of all is that in fatal accidents with trucks, people in smaller vehicles make up 98% of those fatalities. That's especially true of motorcyclists, who are 5 times more likely to suffer accident injuries than other motorists, and 26 times more likely to be killed. The first step for a motorcyclist to survive a motorcycle truck accident is to stay out of the way of the truck if at all possible. If you are injured or a loved one is killed in a motorcycle truck accident, contact an accident attorney to help determine if you have grounds to file a claim.

Fast Facts

  • Nearly 5,000 motorcyclists die in traffic accidents each year, almost the same number as die in truck accidents.
  • One-third of motorcyclists who die in traffic accidents were speeding.
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