Motorcycle accidents are on the rise, made even more prevalent during the summer months when many riders decide to hit the roads. Many insurance claims stemming from accidents fall in the summer months, starting with June and going all the way through August. Statistics show that Saturdays are one of the most dangerous days to ride and that July is the most dangerous month, with claims being 78% higher. One of the main reasons why these accidents occur is because roads could be damaged from the brutal winter.
Many accidents have taken place at the beginning of this season already. For instance, over a week ago, a man died from motorcycle injuries when his motorcycle collided with a car. The car was making a left turn (one of the most common reasons for these accidents) when his motorcycle struck the driver side door of the car. Because these accidents are on the rise, it is important to be aware of your rights if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.
Negligence in a Motorcycle Accident
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Depending on the circumstances of your case, there are many people who could be held responsible for your motorcycle accident and injuries. There are risks, of course, that come with riding motorcycles, because other vehicle drivers may not keep your safety in mind. In fact, in over half of the motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, the other driver violated a motorcycle rider’s right of way, causing the accident. In your accident case, you may identify the other driver as the negligent party, or a manufacturing company due to a defect in your motorcycle. Either way, you should speak to a knowledgeable attorney about what options you have. At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, we understand motorcycle injury cases and can help you with your personal injury no matter how big or small.