Motorcycles are exposed on the open road. That exposure is part of their appeal: it gives a chance to connect with the road around you amid the fresh air and sunshine. Unfortunately, it also means that a motorcycle accident is far more dangerous than a car accident. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle fatalities are 28 times more likely than car accident fatalities, measured by miles driven.
For many, driving is second nature. Drivers just put the car in gear and go. But that second nature mindset is a dangerous one to have on the road. That is because it can lead the driver to think they can do other tasks while driving, too.
Most of the time, road accidents involve collisions between two or more motor vehicles. They often result in serious or even deadly injuries. In many cases, the negligence of one or more of the drivers involved can be identified as a contributing factor to the accident. If victims are thoughtful, they wisely consult an experienced attorney to be examine their options and protect their rights to seek just compensation for damages, pain and suffering.