While motorcycles are thrilling to ride, they also pose a very large risk of injury to those who ride them.
Due to the lack of any substantial protection for the riders, most people involved in a motorcycle accident suffer severe injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
Most of these types of injuries result in life-changing consequences to those injured.
Any vehicle that is on the road is in danger of being victimized in an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when he or she got behind the wheel or took the handle bars of a motorcycle. Due to the vulnerability of a motorcyclist, should they become involved in an accident of this magnitude, they will most probably suffer from catastrophic and life-threatening injuries.
Possible causes of an accident include:
- Poor weather conditions
- Not utilizing a turn signal
- Lane splitting – driving between two lanes
- Ignoring traffic conditions
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Disobeying speed limitations
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Roadway defects
However, the primary reason for motorcycle accidents is that motorcycles offer little protection when a collision occurs. Although helmets can save lives, motorcyclists have little else to rely on should a crash occur.
Do you, as a motorcyclist, know the safety precautions for being on the road? Being aware of those precautions can help you avoid a deadly crash. Did you know that the rate of fatalities caused in motorcycle accidents is at least eight times greater than those for people in passenger vehicles?
Motorcycle accidents almost always result in injuries, extensive medical bills and treatments. This, in turn, can lead to lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional turmoil, and much more. Victims deserve to be compensated for the negligence of another person.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, retaining an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you throughout the resolution of your claim will increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. Discuss your injuries in detail to help ensure the best outcome in your favor.