Motorcycle accidents are troubling events that can shake victims to their core. While no one on the road is immune to accidents, cyclists are significantly more likely to get into accidents compared to other drivers. Learning more about the possible risks you face as a cyclist and how to mitigate them is important to keep you covered in case of an accident.
Why Are Cyclists Vulnerable?
There are many studies demonstrating that a motorcyclist is in more danger than other drivers on the road. This statistic is due to a number of different factors that mainly boil down to the make of a motorcycle.
Motorcycles aren’t built to protect their drivers quite as well as a car is. While a car is large, thick, and build with protective devices, motorcycles are not. When you crash on a motorcycle, you don’t have airbags or a layer of metal to protect you from slamming into the road.
Additionally, the size of motorcycles makes them harder to see. When drivers aren’t paying close attention to the road, they may mistakenly look over a motorcycle by accident.
Finally, as opposed to other vehicles that have at least four wheels gripping the road, motorcycles only have two. The model has less grip for the road leaving cyclists more vulnerable to faulty roadwork or bad weather conditions.
Just because motorcycles come with more risk does not mean cyclists are responsible for covering the costs of an accident. If you or someone you loved was in a motorcycle accident that was not their fault, they should reach out to an accident attorney.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Accident attorneys are legal professionals with years of experience handling accident cases. They understand how legal proceedings work and the various legislation regarding accident cases. Hiring a licensed attorney to help with legal proceedings greatly increases your chances of receiving compensation. Having a good understanding of accidents, they know where to look for evidence and what cases to make to get you the money you deserve. Medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and repairs are just a few of the costs attorneys may help with.
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