Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles often result in the motorcyclist suffering serious or wrongful death. When a car or truck crashes into a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is often thrown from their bike. Injuries common in motorcycle accidents include head and brain trauma, broken bones and burns and road rash.
Drivers who encounter car trouble while traveling on Alabama's highways must take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. When a car stalls or runs out of gas, there are certain steps the driver should take to stay safe until police or help arrive. Failure to do so can result in serious and even wrongful death.
While any motor vehicle accident can be serious, those involving large commercial vehicles and trucks are more likely to result in a fatality. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, during 2009, ten percent of all traffic-related fatalities involved a large truck. The increased likelihood that a fatality will result when a commercial truck is involved in an accident has prompted two civil engineers to explore ways to reduce the number of truck accidents in states like Alabama and across the country.