The Risks Involved in Motorcycle Accidents
As many motorcycle enthusiasts and “weekend warriors” know, being on the road with the wind in your hair is a great experience, but it can also be dangerous. Whether you are riding a custom or stock motorcycle, or a “trike,” motorcycles leave you, as the rider, in a much more vulnerable position compared to a car or truck.
The Many Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are many situations that can lead to motorcycle accidents. Such situations are being rear-ended by a vehicle, left turn collisions, drunk drivers, broadsided collisions, out of control drivers, and drivers who run stop signs and red lights. Defective motorcycles can also cause motorcycle accidents.
With the number of larger vehicles and trucks on the roads, you are at greater risk for serious injuries. A motorcycle rider can be ejected and suffer injuries due to the force of impact of another vehicle, road, or an object. Even when wearing proper protective motorcycle gear like helmets, pads, gloves, and protective clothing, it may not protect you from everything. The result of motorcycle accidents can be ruptured discs, serious brain injury, road rash and sometimes even a fatality.
Injury Attorneys Know The Risks Are Real
The risks are real with motorcycle accidents, leading to great physical pain, grueling recovery and rehabilitation, and significant costs for medical and physical therapy bills, motorcycle repairs or replacement, and lost wages. Motorcycle insurance may not cover it all or take a long time to payout while they decide who is at fault and what a fair settlement should be. In the meantime, your job and credit rating may be at risk, or you may be without transportation while your motorcycle is being repaired or replaced. Even worse, maybe you are the loved one who has been left behind because you lost your spouse or family member in a motorcycle accident.
When these risks happen, those involved in motorcycle accidents need the knowledge and experience of motorcycle accident attorneys. They have seen many types of motorcycle accidents and handled various types of situations, fighting for fair compensation for those that cannot do so themselves. Contact our legal firm to learn more about how we can help you get back on the open road, enjoying your motorcycle.