Motorcycle Riders Are in Greater Danger Than Car Drivers – Learn How They Can Stay Safer
The sad truth is that a person injured in a motorcycle accident is in much greater danger of death or catastrophic injury compared to a car accident. We know that most motorcycle riders take great care to be as safe as possible yet there is nothing anyone can do to prevent all accidents. Read on to learn why motorcycle riders are in such greater and what steps they can take to stay safer on the roads.
Motorcycle Riders Are in More Danger Because Motor Vehicle Drivers Do Not Always Share the Lane
In more cases than not, when an accident occurs before a car and a motorcycle, it is the fault of the person driving the motorcycle. Drivers may drift into a motorcyclist’s lane, not look out for motorcyclists at all, or cut them off at an intersection. These careless mistakes take just a second to be made and can take the life of a person on a motorcycle just as quickly.
Motorcycle Riders Are in More Danger Because They Have Less Protection
The other main issue is that motorcycle riders do not have protection. Even when they are wearing all the gear recommended, they do not have the protection that a vehicle offers. As a result, they are a greater risk of being seriously inured if an accident occurs. In fact, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 27 times as likely to be killed and six times as likely to suffer catastrophic injuries than a person in a motor vehicle.
Motorcycle Riders Can Reduce Their Risk in a Number of Ways
No matter how long or short a person’s motorcycle trip is, there are steps they can take to stay as safe as possible. this includes wearing a DOT-approved and / or Snell-certified helmets, wearing padded riding pants, wearing riding jackets, wearing boots that go over their ankle, and by wearing gloves. Additionally, it is up to motorcyclists to ride defensively to protect themselves against drivers who may not be driving safely.
Call a Personal Injury Attorney Today if You Have Been Injured in an Accident
While the sad truth is that motorcycle accident victims are more likely to suffer severe injury in an accident, the good news is that if you have suffered then we may be able to help. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we are committed to ensuring victims get a fair settlement and that biases against motorcycle accidents do not affect their cases.
There is no cost to call us at 909-982-0707 and we will provide assistance on a contingency basis if you have a valid case. This means that you do not pay us for your legal fees until we win your case. If we do not win your case then you do not owe us anything.