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 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 obtain compensation for injuries and suffering caused by recklessness or negligence. In the situation an accident resulted in death, then a wrongful death lawsuit is an option.