What risks are involved in riding a motorcycle? Motorcycles can be a fast, convenient, and affordable way to get around. On the other hand, they are considerably smaller and lighter than cars. Also, they only have two wheels and a rider is always exposed as opposed to a driver who is protected inside a car that has protective features such as a roll cage or airbags. Motorbike riders are 35 times more likely to be involved in a serious accident than drivers in passenger cars.
These factors make riding a motorcycle riskier than driving a car. They also make motorcycle wrecks more likely to cause death or serious injuries. It is estimated that close to 4,000 motorcyclists are killed every year on U.S highways and another 80,000 sustain injuries in motorcycle wrecks.
Other risk factors include motorbikes being smaller and less likely to be seen in comparison to cars. Especially at intersections. Motorbikes are also more vulnerable to objects and hindrances on the road, such as debris, potholes, snow, and ice. Additionally, riding a motorbike requires more skill than driving a car. Unskilled riders make up a disproportionate number of motorcycle wrecks. There's also the fact that there are types of motorbikes such as sport bikes that encourage high speed, fast acceleration, and other types of high-risk behavior.
Establishing Liability in Motorcycle Accidents
The law considers a person negligent when they behave in a manner that is thoughtless or careless and in so doing cause another person to be injured. Drivers and riders are expected and required to exercise caution to avoid injuring other road users, be they pedestrians, other riders, or drivers. If someone is injured as a result of a driver not exercising that caution, they are considered liable.
In a large number of motorcycle accidents, it is the driver of a car or truck that has been negligent. The negligence can be caused by running a red light or failing to check their mirrors before taking a left turn. In other cases, it is the motorcycle rider who has been negligent. A rider who swerves in front of a car and causes it to crash can be held liable for the injuries suffered by the occupants of a car.
Brad to the rescue
Perhaps you, a family member, or friend has been involved in an accident that left serious injuries. Typically, the negligent party will not readily admit and accept liability. They will call their insurance company and the company will try to make a quick settlement, offering a minimal appoint in compensation rather than providing compensation that is fair and adequate for the injuries sustained.
This is when you need to bring in 'the Real Brad'. This is the nickname given to Brad Pistotnik, the founder of Brad Pistotnik Law for the firm's success in winning millions of dollars in damages for clients. Brad Pistotnik, the firm's founder and his team has a record of success that goes over 30 years back.
Choose Brad Pistotnik Law to represent you and be part of their success stories. The firm will carry out investigations to prove liability and ensure you get fair compensation.
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