Motorcycles are involved in some of the most violent accidents on the roads today. Even when helmets and other protective gear are worn, motorcyclists involved in an accident often suffer major injuries, from fractured bones and ruptured discs to brain injuries, amputations, paralysis, and in many cases, death.
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by any number of reasons. In some cases, it may be the result of a car driver’s careless mistake. The car driver may simply not see the motorcyclist due to failure to check rearview and side mirrors, or may turn in front of the motorcycle at an intersection.
In other cases, a car driver’s reckless refusal to share the road safely with the motorcycle causes a wreck. A car’s attempt to use the same lane as the motorcycle, passing the motorcycle without leaving proper room, following too closely, or making a dangerous turn in front of the motorcycle can quickly turn an otherwise peaceful ride into a devastating accident with major injuries.
There are also cases where neither the car driver nor the motorcyclist is at fault. Instead, the accident may be caused by a defective motorcycle part, such as a tire, brake, or gear shift, or a poorly maintained road. In these cases, action may need to be taken against a manufacturer or government agency.
Whatever the cause, motorcycle accidents almost always result in major injuries for the motorcycle driver, simply due to the fact that bikers are not protected as well as car passengers. There are no seat belts, airbags, or metal frames of a vehicle protecting the motorcycle driver; so even when the accident seems relatively minor, the injuries and lasting effects of the accident are much more significant than a crash between two automobiles.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident contact The Scalora Law Group for a free legal consultation. We are experienced in handling personal injury cases and have an established track record for obtaining compensation for victims of motorcycle accident injuries. Contact us today at 860-344-9051 or fill out our contact form to have an attorney call you back immediately.