Motorcycle collisions happen during all times of the year and for an array of reasons. In California and across the U.S., these collisions are the result of careless driving, bad weather, inexperienced motorcyclists and a host of other factors. At the Law Offices of John Rapillo, we also know that certain occasions are especially problematic in terms of the risk of an accident, such as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Many different traffic accident risk factors are especially concerning during this holiday, such as intoxicated driving and driver fatigue (since many people stay up late in order to welcome the new year).
Some people like to ride their motorcycles during this holiday, and other people may not even own another type of vehicle. However, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable when it comes to traffic crashes and drivers are especially likely to hit them in certain instances, such as the nighttime when visibility is poor. Motorcycles are much smaller than other types of vehicles and when a motorcyclist is hit, the impact is often much greater.
If you plan on riding a motorcycle next New Year’s eve, it is important to watch out for any hazards on the road. Sadly, many motorcyclists are hit by careless drivers who are drunk, speeding, not paying attention because of their phones or very tired. All of these risks are very concerning on New Year’s eve and the victims of these crashes need to explore their legal options. Our accidents section offers more on some of the different topics to review in the wake of a motorcycle collision.