There’s something uniquely exciting about driving a motorcycle. That said, there are also some inherent risks involved in cruising the streets on a bike. That’s because motorcycle crashes generally involve far more serious injuries than most automobile crashes. In 2013 alone, more than 4,600 people were killed in motorcycle accidents, while another 88,000 were injured. That makes motorcycle drivers 26 times more likely to die in an accident than drivers of passenger vehicles.
While fun to drive, motorcycles provide substantially less protection to drivers than passenger cars. Additionally, because they are small and easily maneuvered in traffic, motorcycles can be difficult for other drivers to see. Not to mention that oft times, motorcycles are more susceptible to difficulty in inclement weather. Finally, the mental and physical attention required of the driver to safely drive the vehicle also contributes to the high volume of crashes each year.
A motorcycle accident can have catastrophic consequences – even if the accident is not fatal. Motorcycle accidents can cause serious bodily injury, including paralysis and brain injury. Additionally, these accidents can also cost victims in a host of other ways – like lost wages for missed work, compounding medical bills, pain and suffering, lost mobility or ability to engage in certain activities, not to mention the pain and suffering caused throughout the recovery process.
Hiring an attorney with experience in handling motorcycle crash cases is a smart and invaluable move if you need compensation for your pain and suffering. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will work with you and the responsible party’s insurance company to ensure the largest settlement possible for your case. When you’ve been through this kind of trauma, you don’t need the added stress of handling a case like this on your own. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, get the help you need now.