There are a lot of things, from weather to traffic, that can spoil a good day's ride. But nothing ends it like an accident. There are few types of motorcycle accidents from which a driver and passenger can walk away whole, so prevention matters even more than it does for car and truck drivers.
North Carolina has every type of road and street, from wide limited-access interstate highways to winding dirt paths into the Great Smoky Mountains. Although there are many reasons that accidents happen in the Tar Heel State, nothing is a greater hazard than drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
It is easy to assume that serious car accident injuries only occur in catastrophic situations. However, high-speed impact collisions are not the only ones that result in severe problems. Even low-impact wrecks can cause debilitating and costly physical complications.
No one gets on the road expecting to hit another vehicle, but it happens thousands of times every day across the United States. In North Carolina, the transportation hub of the eastern half of the country with many interstates and other highways, one of the scariest possibilities is a car striking a tractor-trailer or the other way around.
It is rare, but not impossible, for an injury to happen because someone else did not do their job. Untidy supermarkets and impeded stairways are prime territories for slip-and-fall accidents, which can cause more serious injury than originally appears.