Distracted drivers pose a significant threat to themselves and others on the road. Focusing on another task such as texting, changing the radio, talking on the phone, or adjusting navigation can cause delayed reaction times, missed traffic signals, or worse – collisions with motorcyclists.
Why Are Motorcyclists at Higher Risk?
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 5,038 motorcyclists are killed after being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle per year. Why is this? Well, the answers are pretty simple. More often than not, these accidents are happening because drivers aren't looking for motorcyclists on the roads. Yes, cell phone use may be the number one form of distracted driving, but other distractions can cause a driver to be oblivious to the idea of looking out for motorcyclists who may be sharing the road. Drivers are used to being on the lookout for larger objects and vehicles, whereas motorcycles don't fit the profile description so are easily missed.
Unlike cars, when motorcyclists are involved in accidents, they don't have the same safety features offered in vehicles. Without technologies like seatbelts and airbags, they have no additional protection to help the crash's impact.
If a motorcyclist is injured due to another driver's negligence, they may be entitled to pursue financial compensation. It's recommended to contact a lawyer to better understand your case's details and potential legal options. In most cases, injured motorcyclists are eligible to receive financial compensation for:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost or future wages
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We Can Help
If you or someone you know is a motorcycle accident victim, you may be entitled to compensation. With extensive experience on our side, our team of award-winning attorneys has the expertise required to fight a case just like yours. You deserve to have a complete recovery while we handle your legal matters. Let us help you.
Contact us today at (855) 812-3110, or visit us online to schedule your free consultation.