With all of the beautiful weather, we’re seeing more and more motorcycles on the road. If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you know just how dangerous riding can be. Other motorists aren’t always paying close attention to biker, which can result in terrible accidents.
Whether you ride a Harley or a Honda, motorcyclists remain at risk for some of the most severe injuries of all motorists using our highways.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in little more than ten years, the number of motorcycles on the road has gone up 63%, but the amount of fatalities has doubled during that time.
Perhaps the most common cause of motorcycle accidentsis when a car makes a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle. Unfortunately, many motorists fail to pay close attention to their blind spots. Motorcycles often are either not noticed or are seen far too late by a driver.
In order to preserve evidence and gather witness statements while recollections are still fresh, it is important to retain legal help as soon as you need it.
A good attorney can help you with your case, and there are many things to consider:
- Existing medical bills
- Projected or anticipated future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of income and earning power
- Diminished quality of life
- Cost of therapy and rehabilitation
- Permanent physical impairment
Practicing defensive driving and always wearing a safety-approved helmet can help keep you safe, but it is often the driver of the car or truck who is not paying attention. Whatever the case, if you end up injured in an accident, don’t try to go it alone; these cases are very complicated and you deserve an attorney who can guide you successfully through this difficult process.
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