Does the Fun of a Motorcycle Make Up for How Dangerous It Can Be?
There is no question that riding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun but when you consider the potential danger, many wonder if it is really worth it. Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than a typical driver and as a result they are more likely to suffer from catastrophic injuries when involved in accidents. When compared by miles driven, a person on a motorcycle is 35 times more likely to be in a fatal accident compared to a person driving a car.
That said, there are rewards to riding a motorcycle and for many drivers, those rewards are worth the risk. Most people are very careful when driving a motorcycle and they take steps to be as safe as they can when they are riding. That said, even the safest motorcycle rider cannot make up for other drivers being negligent. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident then we urge you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
How do motorcycle accidents happen?
In many two-car accidents, the cause is fairly easy to determine. This is not always the case among motorcycle accidents. For example, a motorcycle accident may occur when a car in front of a motorcycle suddenly changes lanes, or if a car does not see the motorcycle or respect their right of way. Motorcycles can get into accidents caused by road defects like gravel on the road or potholes. When a person is injured in a motorcycle accident in which the other driver is not clearly identifiable, or if the road conditions were the fault, then it is especially important to have an experienced attorney who has worked on motorcycle accident cases in the past.
An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can also work to either negotiate a settlement or to litigate your case if necessary. This often involves pushing back against allegations that the motorcycle driver was at-fault because they took on the risk of riding a motorcycle. Getting a fair result of the case requires that the attorney helps the judge or jury get over these prejudices.
What kinds of injuries are motorcycle accidents most likely to cause?
Serious injuries are more likely than minor injuries when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Common injuries include brain injuries, paralysis, damage to the internal organs, spinal cord damage, amputation, and others. The damages that come along with these injuries can include enormous medical costs, lost earnings, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, etc.
What you need if you have been in a motorcycle accident is an attorney who will fight tirelessly for you. That is what you have found in Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707. Reach out to our offices today and we can set you up with a free legal consultation. We take cases on a contingency basis which means if we do not win then you do not pay a penny.