Motorcycles can be exciting to own and ride but, sadly, these vehicles can also be very deadly. Many motorcyclists suffer serious accidents every year. Some end up with severe injuries from broken bones and loss of limbs to brain damage and even paralysis. Others end up losing their lives to the dangers of the road and when it comes to motorcycles the dangers are many.
There are numerous causes of motorcycle accidents. The most predominant cause is the failure of other motorists to see and recognize motorcycles in dense traffic. While car drivers are busy looking for other cars or trucks they often fail to see motorcycles weaving in and out of the traffic. This can result in serious injury. Truck drivers are at even more risk of missing a motorcyclist since they have many blind spots and often miss the comparatively small motorcycle. The end results of these collisions are devastating.
As with many other types of vehicles, motorcycle accidents can also be caused by unforeseen circumstances – for instance, a spill or blockage in the road, a pedestrian running out into the road without warning, or possibly bad weather conditions such as ice and heavy rain. In part, it is up to the motorcyclist to be aware of the many dangers they face when they take their bikes out on the road. It is important to be sensible when it comes to speed and attention in a built-up area. It is also important for motorcyclists to protect themselves with the proper clothing and gear as well as adequate insurance.
In many of the above scenarios, the motorcycle accident would not be the fault of the motorcyclist. If you are hit by another vehicle that does not see you, it is not your fault providing you were following the law and the rules of the road. If a pedestrian runs out in front of you, or a spillage has been left on the road posing dangers to road users like you, you may also find that another party is responsible.
In cases such as these, it is important to seek legal assistance in order to claim compensation for the damages and injuries you have suffered. You need to find an experienced personal injury attorney as soon after the accident as possible in order to give yourself a high chance of getting the money that you deserve. Using a more experienced attorney within this field will increase your chances of compensation. Our personal injury attorneys will take care of the details after an accident and will work with you to put together a solid lawsuit to get compensation for damages and injuries that you have incurred.
As mentioned previously, unfortunately in many cases the motorcyclist is killed as a result of the accident. In cases such as these, a family member may be entitled to a claim for wrongful death depending upon the circumstances surrounding the accident. If you are the family members of someone that has passed away as the result of such an accident, you should also seek legal assistance from a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about a motorcycle accident, contact our office for a free case evaluation. With a free consultation, getting this information won't cost you a thing and it will enable you to make informed decisions about how to pursue your personal injury claim.
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