Motorcycles are an exhilarating mode of transportation. Many love the freedom they provide and the lifestyle they represent. They are also an eco-friendly alternative to other types of vehicles.
Unfortunately, motorcycles can also be extremely dangerous. Riders don’t have much protection, and it can be difficult for cars to see these small vehicles when they are out on the road.
Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries, and victims will be entitled to compensation for their damages. Read on to find out what your rights are if you were injured in a motorcycle accident.
What are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents are usually caused by other drivers. Drivers may be distracted and not notice that a motorcycle is driving next to them. They may cut them off while turning or change lanes and run them off the road. Drunk driving, speeding, and disobeying the rules of the road can also lead to accidents.
And while other drivers often cause accidents, motorcycles must also do their part. They must drive defensively and avoid weaving in and out of traffic.
In some cases, motorcycle accidents will not be caused by either driver. Debris on the road, for instance, is a common cause of motorcycle accidents. If the debris was caused by construction, the contractor or the city might be responsible for the accident.
Equipment malfunctions can also lead to accidents. The motorcycle equipment may malfunction, or another driver on the road may experience an issue with their car. In these situations, the vehicle manufacturer will be the at-fault party.
Motorcyclists Safety Obligations on the Road
Motorcycle accidents are all too common. Riders can do their part to avoid accidents and keep themselves safe on the road.
For instance, motorcyclists need to wear protective gear, including long, sturdy clothing and a helmet with a windshield. Riders must also go through the necessary requirements to obtain a motorcycle license.
To further ensure safety, motorcyclists may want to take a defensive driving course.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycles don’t offer riders a lot of protection. When accidents occur, they are often severe in nature. They can require extensive medical procedures. They can also lead to a loss of work on a temporary or permanent basis as well as emotional pain and suffering.
Here are some of the most common types of injuries riders can experience:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dental injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s)
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Skull fractures
Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Motorcycle Accident
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you have the right to be compensated for any loss of wages, your medical expenses, and your emotional pain and suffering. It may be challenging to come up with a monetary value for all your damages, and it can be especially challenging to put a price on any mental health issues that result, but the right lawyer will be able to come up with a fair settlement amount.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has years of experience dealing exclusively with personal injuries and automobile accidents. This has allowed him to develop a focus that ensures a winning outcome for his clients. He treats everyone he represents with a deep sense of care and respect, and he will fight tirelessly to make sure justice is served.
Motorcycle accidents can have life-changing, negative consequences on your wellbeing. Don’t let at-fault parties get away with it. Call the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.