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Top Causes of Green Bay Motorcycle Wrecks

Many people have now come to know the joy and carefree feeling that motorcycling in Wisconsin brings. When you cruise along Wisconsin highways in the fresh air, all the worries and stress of life seem to fade away. It is also a great way to save money on transportation costs, with the average motorcycle getting between 35 to 40 miles per gallon. This is why there are now nearly half a million Wisconsin residents holding a motorcycle license.

Motorcycling can also be potentially dangerous. Being the smallest vehicle on the road definitely has its disadvantages. With so many motorcycles on the road, motorcycle accidents in Green Bay have become common. Some of the causes for these crashes are:

  • Right of Way Violations. Other vehicles violating the space of a motorcyclist is the most common cause for motorcycle accidents. Two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle are the direct result of the vehicle turning into the lane of the motorcyclist.
  • Rear-End Crashes. A vehicle running into the motorcycle while at a stop sign is very common. The combination of minimal time to react and lack of protection leaves the motorcycle rider very vulnerable to major injuries.
  • Alcohol. Drinking and driving is extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all times. Many studies have shown the dangers associated with driving motorcycles under the influence of alcohol, yet the majority of single-vehicle motorcycle accidents have alcohol as a factor in the Wisconsin bike crash.
  • Inexperience. Accidents due to lack of experience is very common. With motorcycles being much more challenging to drive the other vehicles, it is important to receive the proper training before riding on the streets.

As dangerous as motorcycle can be, ridden properly they are arguably the best form of travel. If you have been involved in a Green Bay motorcycle accident it is important to seek legal representation. A reputable Wisconsin traffic collision attorney from Hupy and Abraham can help you make the best out of a bad situation. Call 920-593-5050 locally or 800-800-5678 toll-free to schedule a FREE and confidential case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham