Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Dangerous?
Vehicle collisions of any kind always have the potential to be terrible, but motorcycle accidents are especially dangerous. There are no barriers between the road and the rider. This means the rider is usually relying on pads and a helmet for protection. In contrast, a car driver is encased in the car’s frame, which provides a much more substantial barrier between himself and the road. This is why motorcycle crashes usually result in serious physical injuries. A rider can be thrown, crushed, or hit by other vehicles and the road itself. If the rider is not wearing a helmet, the chance for a serious brain injury or death is almost guaranteed.
Risks associated with riding motorcycles include:
- Less visibility to cars
- Road hazards too subtle for cars to feel
- No barriers between the rider and the road
- Less stability
- Skill level and difficulty
- High risk behavior
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, there are some things you should know. If you are able, call the police right away and make sure that there is a comprehensive police report filled out. Make sure that you, or if you are incapacitated, someone you trust, takes notes at the scene and documents your injuries and losses (i.e., your motorcycle). Get names and try to record as many conversations as possible to reference later on.
When you or someone you trust is able, return to the scene of the accident to look for evidence and take photos. Make sure you locate witnesses or someone you trust after the accident in order to begin building your personal injury case. This will greatly help any lawyer you contact after the fact. A lawyer can help figure out if you have a claim for financial compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault.
How will the Lawyers at The Law Offices of Rios & Parada, P.L.L.C. Help Me?
Our attorneys and legal staff are here to help you prove your case. We can help you prove that the driver was negligent and that you sustained your injuries as a result of their carelessness. The chances of you having severe injuries after a motorcycle accident are very high. You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistake. Contact our offices immediately, in order for us to help you get the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.