Motorcyclists who head out to enjoy the freedom of the open road aren’t looking for a way to get into an accident and suffer an injury. For some motorcyclists, that is what happens when they are out for a ride. When an accident does occur that places a motorcycle against a motor vehicle, the motorcyclist usually receives the proverbial short end of the stick.
The injuries that a motorcyclist can suffer during an accident depend on a host of factors. The speed at which the accident occurs, the type of impact that occurs and the type of vehicle that crashed into the motorcyclist can all have an impact on the injuries suffered. We fully understand that motorcyclists are at a huge disadvantage when they are struck by a vehicle because the motorcycle doesn’t have the outer metal frame and other safety features that a car, truck, van or SUV has.
In many cases, drivers aren’t cognizant of what is happening on the roadway around them. Because motorcycles are smaller vehicles than other motor vehicles, drivers often simply glance over them or miss seeing them. That can spell devastation if that oversight occurs at an intersection or another area that will involve the vehicle hitting the motorcycle.
Many motorcyclists who are injured in crashes will opt to seek compensation for their injuries if the accident was caused by a motor vehicle driver who wasn’t paying attention or driving in an unsafe manner. We can help you to gather information and prepare your case if you opt to file a civil claim for compensation.