Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation. However, the statistics are shocking. Motorcyclists are much more likely to be killed in a deadly accident than those in passenger cars. Actually, the statistics indicate that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be killed in an accident. Head trauma is the leading cause of death in a motorcycle crash.
Motorcyclists who are not wearing a helmet are 40 percent more likely to die from a head injury than a motorcyclist who is wearing a helmet. Some states have laws that require motorcyclists to wear helmets while other states leave it to the discretion of the rider. While a motorcyclist wearing a helmet can still suffer head trauma, the dangers are reduced significantly by wearing a DOT-approved helmet.
The majority of motorcycle accidents are not the result of the cyclist not exercising due diligence. Most accidents are the result of a driver not noticing a motorcycle and pulling into its path or striking it in the roadway. While many campaigns have encouraged drivers to look twice for motorcycles, thousands of preventable deaths continue occur each year.
Motorcyclists are encouraged to drive with the headlights on so their bike will be more noticeable by other vehicles. Despite taking all the safety precautions that are possible, there is a significant chance that you or someone you love could be seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle crash.
Cyclists of all experience levels can be injured in a bike accident. Regardless of driving record and safety precautions, anyone can be involved in a serious motorcycle crash at any time.
Being in a motorcycle accident can literally run up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. It can even lead to years of physical therapy and future surgeries. A motorcycle accident could impact an entire family for decades to come. The financial burden could be significant and the loss of income can also negatively impact the family.
If you or someone you love has undergone serious injuries from a motorcycle crash, you must act quickly to protect your rights. There is a statute of limitations in regards to filing a claim for compensation. A personal injury attorney can ensure your rights are protected and you get the compensation you deserve.
Without legal counsel, you will not receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. You need more than just medical bills paid, consider your time off work, the stress and suffering and for the pain experienced throughout the recovery process. An attorney will work to see you and your family are treated fairly.