Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand just how vulnerable riders are on our roadways. A portion of the size of a passenger vehicle, and designed to provide little protection for the rider, motorcycles are easily overtaken by much larger cars, trucks, and SUVs during a collision, which often leads to severe injuries and tragic fatalities.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists make up only 3% of the registered vehicles in the country but are responsible for 14% of all traffic-related fatalities. Last year alone there were 4,985 motorcycle fatalities in the United States.
Approximately 100,000 other motorcyclists across the country survive these crashes but are injured as a result of the extreme collisions and pay dearly for the recovery necessary to get their lives back on track.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys provide the representation injury victims need to pursue the negligent driver who caused their crash or the loss of their loved one so they can focus on their physical and emotional recovery while we handle their personal injury claim against the insurance company.
One common cause of motorcycle accidents is when a driver in a larger vehicle fails to see a motorcyclist and hits the rider. A common refrain after these collisions is, “I just didn’t see the motorcyclist.”
All drivers owe a duty of care to the motorists with whom they share the roads, which means they must look for other vehicles before changing lanes or making turns, and when they do not, their behavior can be considered negligent.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys today to learn more about your right to file a personal injury claim, so you are not left with the costs of your medical care and lost wages.