As motorcycle accident lawyers, we understand that many people prefer driving motorcycles to automobiles. A popular reason for this is because of the rising price of gas and the better gas mileage some motorcycles get.
With that being said, we also know the drawbacks of motorcycles. Motorcycles are smaller in size in relation to cars, and they lack many of the safety features that cars have (i.e. airbags and crumple zones).
Motorcycles travel at a higher rate of speed than some cars, and speeding can lead to motorcycle accidents because a motorcycle rider’s reflexes need to be faster to handle the excessive acceleration a motorcycle has.
Motorcycle accidents can cause serious personal injury like broken bones, spinal cord injury leading to paralysis (i.e. paraplegia & quadriplegia) and traumatic brain injury like concussions and bleeding of the brain (subdural hematoma).
Every year, more than 2,200 wrongful deaths and about 55,000 personal injuries happen because of motorcycle accidents. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of motorcycle accidents result in wrongful death.
As motorcycle accident lawyers, we want motorcycle riders to be safe when they hop on their motorcycles and go from point A to point B if that is work or recreation. The next five blogs will inform motorcyclists with tips to help make their motorcycle trip a little bit safer.
Coming up tomorrow is part two of our Motorcycle Accident Series.
Please contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer — in either English or Spanish — at (800) 655-6585 or click here to submit your case for a Free Review.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines