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Understanding the inherent risks of motorcycle riding

| Aug 12, 2020 | Personal Injury |

The risk associated with riding a motorcycle is one of the reasons why getting licensed is required in Indiana. Nonetheless, accidents still happen. A motorcycle rider has to be aware of their surroundings because a passenger vehicle or truck can stop abruptly and cause a chain of bad reactions. Here is an overview of the factors in motorcycle accidents.

It is estimated that in two-thirds of motorcycle accidents, it was the driver of a passenger vehicle who violated the motorcycle rider’s right of way, thereby causing the accident. Those on a motorcycle are 26 more times likely to pass away in a crash and five times more likely to suffer an injury than passengers of a vehicle. From 1999 to the most current data, accidents for motorcycles have doubled.

Motorcycles on the road seem to be more difficult for the driver of a vehicle to spot. In addition, the rider is completely exposed to the hazards of the road such as debris. If a motorcycle is not properly aligned, the front end could begin to wobble when higher speeds are reached. This makes the equipment unstable. Motorcycle riders should be aware of themselves and ensure that they are well enough to drive a motorcycle.

When motorcycle accidents occur, manufacturer defects or faulty motorcycle design can also be the culprit. One way to find out all liable parties is to seek legal help. A lawyer who works in personal injury law with a focus on accidents may help victims of accidents to pursue compensation for their injuries. By presenting the evidence, a case may be made for the rider of the motorcycle, especially when the accident was caused by a negligent party.