Motorcycle riders more prone to injury and death
A motorcycle accident occurs when a motorcycle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, or a geographical or architectural obstacle. Motorcycle riders are exposed to dangers not met by drivers of other vehicles because motorcycles lack occupant protection:
- A motorcycle is lightweight, has no doors, roof, airbags, or seat belts. There are no barriers between the rider and the road.
- A motorcycle is much less stable than an automobile because it only has two wheels and can become wobbly and uncontrollable, especially at high speeds.
- Due to its narrow construction, the motorcycle can be less visible to other motorists and as a result its movements less predictable by them.
- Operator inexperience and a possible defect in the motorcycle’s design or manufacture may also cause or be a contributing factor to a motorcycle accident.
All the above contribute to the likelihood that the injuries to the motorcycle rider involved in an accident will be severe and even fatal.
When a person is involved in a motorcycle accident the main thing they need to do is get medical attention to ensure their health and safety. There are many things that the victim, or his family, needs to take care of as close to the accident as possible. It is important to determine the identity of all parties involved in the accident, obtain police reports, determine liability, file timely claims, and determine damages, such as medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and more.
Preserve your rights to the compensation you deserve—call Legome & Associates today
If you have suffered an injury as result of a motorcycle accident, you should speak with an experienced motorcycle injury attorney who will evaluate your case with you, as close to the accident as possible, to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected. The attorneys of Legome & Associates can explain what you can expect at every step of your motorcycle accident case and will take action on your behalf, such as researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning the legal strategy of your claim, and negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel. The attorneys of Legome & Associates are experienced, successful, and compassionate professions with the best interests of our clients as our top priority.
For a free consultation to discuss your motorcycle accident case, please call Legome & Associates at 856-528-3284 or click here to contact us online.