According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, road debris causes about 25,000 motor vehicle accidents each year. While this represents only a small percent of the total accidents in the U.S., road debris can be especially dangerous to motorcyclists. Gravel, leaves and other objects that are just a nuisance to a car can cause a motorcycle to spin out of control. When a large object forces a motorcyclist into another lane, the motorcyclist has no protection from other vehicles. Unfortunately, road debris accidents involving motorcycles often result in serious injuries and even death.
Here are 10 common types of road debris that can cause a motorcycle wreck:
When you are riding a motorcycle, it is important that you stay alert and watch for road debris. However, not all motorcycle accidents can be avoided. If you are injured in a motorcycle crash caused by road debris, you will need an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. To learn how we can help you, contact Kaufman Law and ask to schedule a FREE consultation.