Motorcycle riders are due for some safety upgrades. When you think about it, the motorcycle has been virtually unchanged -- from a safety standpoint -- for decades. The rider is in an inherently dangerous position that could lead to serious or even fatal injuries in an accident that would leave a passenger or driver of a car with minor injuries or no injuries at all. This is all in relation to the open nature of the vehicle. There are no doors or sides or airbags to protect the rider.
If you were badly injured on someone else’s property then you may be facing a painful physical recovery. The hospital bills alone will be difficult to manage. You may also be subject to missed wages from work. It can be tempting to file a lawsuit against the business or owner of the property where you were injured.
It seems as though you should be able to count on car accidents going down every year. With car technology improving and safety improvements always being developed, you would think that accidents and deaths on the road would continue a downward trend. Maybe they never reach zero, but they should always decline. Add in the fact that self-driving cars are starting to get into the mix, and we should be experiencing a road safety revolution.
While the following truck accident story did not occur here in Tallahassee or anywhere in Florida, it is still relevant regardless of the geography involved.