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For those who enjoy the exhilaration riding motorcycles, the saying of “It’s not a matter of if you’ll get hit, but a matter of when” is never far from a rider’s mind. With cyclists being 26 times more likely to be involved in a collision than their four-doored counterparts, the type and severity of accidents can vary greatly.
Due to the unique size, weight, and complicated maneuvers affiliated with motorcycles, accidents can be the result of:
- Inexperienced riders or drivers
- Alcohol & drugs
- Distractions (texting, talking on a cell phone, eating)
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Not using a turn signal
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Lane splitting
- Poor weather conditions
- Unexpected obstacles
- Over braking
- Vehicle defects
- Road defects (potholes, broken asphalt)
- Harassment and road rage
- Failing to wear protective gear (helmet, leather)
No matter the source of the accident, cyclists are often expelled from their vehicle after an impact with the front of the motorcycle, and, depending on the specific circumstances, can result in anything from a minor scrape to death. While motorcyle drivers are advised to wear protective equipment, due to the cumbersome nature of these protections, too many riders elect to wear more comfortable, breathable materials that provide little if any protection. Protective equipments isn’t just for the riders though. Many pieces of protective equipment have safety measure that help other drivers too, including reflective material to increase visibility.
Insurance companies try their best to take advantage of motorcycle accident victims even when there is evidence that it was not their fault. In recent years more and more motorcyclists have started using small cameras mounted on their helmets of the front of their bikes to provide evidence for what really took place. The fact is, drivers make mistakes no matter what type of vehicle they are operating. For that reason, it is important to do the due diligence and find out who is really liable for the accident.
To make sure the the liable party is held responsible, contact the experienced attorneys at Savin & Bursk today to speak to a qualified representative. We will give you the counsel and support you need to make informed decisions, and receive the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will work with you to:
- Help you understand your legal options
- Conduct a thorough investigation into the accident
- Challenge the police report’s findings
- Help prevent insurance companies from settling too soon
- Ensure that your long-term medical, psychological, and financial needs are identified
- Fight for compensation
Call the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Savin & Bursk for a free consultation today!