Motorcycle Accident Lawyers – Biker Attorneys
Motorcycles provide little protection in a crash. As a result, approximately 80% of motorcycle accidents end in injury or death.
There are a wide range of causes for motorcycle accidents, some of which include:
- Limited visibility - Intersections, buildings, parked vehicles, shrubbery, etc. 70% motorcycle accidents occur at intersections.
- Road hazards – Potholes, oil slicks, puddles, debris, and uneven pavement.
- Invisibility of motorcyclists – The motorcyclist is undetected by other drivers. Truck drivers are at even more risk of missing a motorcyclist – drivers of these huge vehicles often hit blind spots and do not see the comparatively small motorcycle, which can result in collision.
- Motorcycle defects – Fuel system leaks, which present an increased risk of fire in the post-crash phase.
- Weather – Heavy rain, snow, hail, etc. can lead to decreased visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
As you can imagine, the end result of a collision between a motorcycle and a car can be devastating, and the motorcyclist will usually come out worse when it comes to injuries and damage. A collision between a larger vehicle such as a truck or bus can be even worse due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles.
The motorcyclist needs to be aware of the many dangers they face when they take their bikes out on the road. It is important for motorcyclists to protect themselves with the proper clothing and gear as well as adequate insurance.
What to do if you are in a motorcycle accident:
- Say nothing, or as little as possible about the accident to the police and other drivers.
- Report the accident to the authorities, even if you are afraid you will be blamed.
- See a doctor, even if you aren’t sure that you need it.
- Notify your insurance company.
- Contact an attorney.
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