Motorcycle accidents cause more death and serious personal injuries than car accidents. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, your chance for injury is three times higher, and your chance for fatality is fourteen times higher than if you had been in a car accident. Many states have passed helmet laws with the aim of reducing accidents and their severity. Nevertheless, motorcycle operators run a high risk for injury and death.
Taking precautions before riding can significantly reduce the risk of rider injury or death:
- Wear a helmet and require your passengers to do so as well.
- Obey traffic laws and pay special attention while you ride, especially with respect to your speed, passing other vehicles, and your following distance when behind another motor vehicle.
- Always keep in mind that motorists cannot see your motorcycle as well as they can see other cars. Take steps to increase the visibility of your motorcycle by riding with the headlight on at all times and wearing reflective clothing after dark.
- Ensure that you are able to control the motorcycle while carrying a passenger. Insist that the passenger obeys your directions while riding.
- Watch for bumps, cracks, loose gravel or any other road condition that might cause you to lose control of your motorcycle.
If you or a loved one has suffered seerious personal injuries or a wrongful death as a result of a motorcycle accident call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or e-mail info@Vlaw.com for a FREE case evaluation. If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.