Motorcycle riders are in a unique position on the road. They enjoy the freedoms that come with their chosen form of transportation, but they are also exposed to dangers not met by automobile drivers and other motorists.
In two-thirds of motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle rider’s right of way and caused the accident.
Motorcyclists are about 26 times more likely to die in a crash than someone riding in a passenger car, and are 5 times as likely to be injured. Although the number of fatalities for drivers and passengers of automobiles and light trucks has been steadily falling since 1999, the fatality rate for motorcycle accidents has more than doubled in that time.
Some of the unique problems faced by motorcycle riders on the road include:
Motorcycles make smaller visual targets, which are more likely to be obscured by other vehicles, or by road and weather conditions.
Hazards that are minor irritations for an automobile can be a major hazard for a motorcycle rider.
Speed “Wobble” Accidents
Especially at higher speeds, the front end of a motorcycle may become unstable and begin to shake or “wobble.”
Riding Skills and Familiarity
A motorcycle requires much more skill and physical coordination to operate than a car.
Motorcycle Accidents –Finding Legal Help.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should first seek immediate medical treatment. Then, you may want to have a lawyer review your case to help you understand what your next steps should be. Getting legal help can put your mind at ease and let your focus on getting better.
If you or a loved one has been injured and needs legal help, please contact Rob Levine & Associates for a free consultation. Our Fee Free Policy means that you do not pay unless you win. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will review your case to help you understand what your next steps should be. Getting legal help can ease your mind and let your focus on getting better.
At Rob Levine & Associates we are experienced in personal injury cases in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. We are also experienced with social security and veteran’s disability cases nationwide. Our team is available 24/7 to help you. Contact us at 800- 742-3940 or visit our website for more information.