Riding a motorcycle can be a cost-effective and downright fun and exhilarating way to commute or travel. However, motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable commuters on the roadways and not every motorist is as attentive as they should be. One false move from a car or truck driver and you could be skidding across the pavement at freeway speeds, all because of someone else’s negligence. Motorcycle accidents often result in grave injury and all too frequently result in death that could have been prevented if another driver had bothered to look twice before merging or turning. If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash and want to talk to a motorcycle accident lawyer about your legal rights and options, contact the knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for a free consultation.
The Insurance Information Institute reported that more than 5,200 motorcyclists or motorcycle passengers died in road crashes in 2016, and that number was increased by more than 5 percent from the prior year. The U.S. Department of Transportation released data showing that more than 85,000 people were estimated to have been injured in motorcycle accidents in 2015. Helmet use by motorcyclists has been a rollercoaster over the years, but the last data made available by the Department of Transportation showed that only an estimated 67 percent of motorcyclists wear helmets while riding, and motorcycle occupant deaths were far higher than fatalities associated with occupants of passenger cars or light trucks (such as pick-up trucks). These numbers all just go to show how vulnerable bikers are when they are involved in a crash.
Although you cannot control another person’s negligent behaviors and not all accidents can be avoided, by practicing a few safety tips you can help up your chances of arriving alive when you ride your bike. Here are some pointers for safe riding:
If you need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Independence, the legal experts at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. are here to assist you. We are motorcycle accident injury specialists, and we have more than 40 years of experience in the legal arena successfully handling cases like yours. We are dedicated to helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by pursuing justice in the courts. We will fight to help you seek the recovery of damages in court that may be paid out as a cash award when your case is won or settled. We do not charge any fees until your case has been favorably resolved, and we offer free case evaluations to all potential clients, so call today to find out how we can help you.
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