Because motorcycles are less common on the road, automobile drivers’ brains are not as attentive to them. Combined with generally unsafe driving practices such as careless lane changes, failure to check blind spots, and disregard for signal use, motorcyclists are often at the receiving end of driver error.
Speeding on the road reduces the chances of drivers seeing and reacting to other people, especially motorcyclists. With little to no time to react, collisions cannot be prevented by the careless driver. In addition to a higher likelihood of crashing, the high speed means greater impact and more severe consequences.
Rear-end accidents are usually the result of following too closely, also known as tailgating, or stopping abruptly for any number of reasons. These accidents are deadly to passengers in cars and may result in pile-ups, making them even more dangerous to motorcyclists who have no barrier between themselves and other drivers.
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Driving responsibly is the civic duty of every person on the road. But, even with all precautions taken, road conditions may cause unpreventable accidents. Weather, crumbling pavement, potholes, fallen debris, and lack of roadside signage can force even the most careful of drivers to lose control of their vehicle, resulting in accidents.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or non-medicinal medications is not only illegal, but incredibly dangerous. Despite this common knowledge, people still engage in intoxicated driving. Perpetrators of accidents stemming from the use of alcohol or drugs may face civil and criminal liability in addition to owing monetary compensation.
When you drive your motorcycle, you put trust into its ability to function reliably and as expected, but this is not always the case. In the event of poorly designed or manufactured motorcycles, the manufacturer can be held liable for any accidents, injuries, or deaths originating from the defective part.
What should I do if I’m involved in a motorcycle accident?
After treating immediate injuries, gather all documentation concerning the collision, vehicle state, insurance policies of both parties, and medical care. Bringing all information to an attorney allows us to properly assess the situation so you get the compensation you deserve with respect to damages.
What can I receive compensation for?
If fault is established, you can receive compensation for past, current, and future medical bills as well as rehabilitation, lost wages, and decreased earning capacity. Especially in instances of death, compensation may be the only means of financial stability for your family.
Why do I need a lawyer?
Motorcycle accidents are critical cases that can overwhelm you and your family. Their severity should be dealt with by a lawyer due to complicated litigation and, more importantly, so you can focus on healing. Insurance companies tend to try and blame motorcyclists, and it’s important to have someone experienced and knowledgeable on your side.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
Resolution of a case is dependent upon when the motorcyclist is released from medical treatment, response from the insurance company, and paperwork collection. After an accident, many clients want a settlement as soon as possible. Premature settlement, however, doesn’t address the true impact of wage loss and expenses that build up post-case settlement.