Throughout the various types of accidents, motorcycle accidents tend to be the worst. Motorcycles, whether used for recreational or personal transportation, come with an increased risk for the driver. In the event of an accident from a drunk driver, distracted driver, or any other reason, the motorcyclist does not have much protection when compared to a driver in a commercial truck or passenger vehicle. Motorcyclists are at an increased risk of attaining serious injury.
Injuries That Commonly Occur in Motorcycle Accidents
There is a higher chance of motorcyclists being involved in an accident because they have less visibility compared to other vehicles. Statistics estimate 80% of motorcycle accidents resulted in severe injury or death to the motorcyclist.
It is common for motorcyclists to have more expenses due to injury and a more extensive recovery, this can create a pool of unaffordable debt after recovery. If the accident was at fault of the other driver, the motorcyclist has the right to be obtain compensation for injuries and suffering caused by reckless or negligence. In the situation an accident resulted in death, then a wrongful death lawsuit is an option.
Motorcycle and Car Accident: Compensation & Liability
While unfortunate, it is possible that in the event of a car-motorcycle collision the motorcyclist is assumed as the responsible party. However, drivers are not always as cautious and aware as they should be, especially around motorcyclists. It is more common that distraction, reckless driving or negligence is the main cause of car-motorcycle accidents. Our firm is equipped with a legal team that is highly experienced in various types of personal injury laws. Our team understands you are under a lot of stress after an accident, and they are here to represent and help you with all legal steps along the way. It is our goal to stand up for clients when they cannot. We have assisted in getting millions of dollars paid out to clients.