When compared to a crash between two or more traditional vehicles, an accident involving a motorcycle and a car or truck is significantly more likely to result in serious injury or death. According to the National Highway Safety Commission, the risk is up to 35 times greater for every mile driven. A primary reason for this is that motorcycles are much lighter than personal vehicles and there is no additional materials to protect the driver. While road hazards and reduced visibility can also lead to a motorcycle accident, negligence on the part of other drivers is extremely common.
Motorcycle Drivers Have the Same Rights as Everyone Else
Because automobiles and trucks are more common forms of personal transportation, many drivers fail to look for or respect those who choose to operate a motorcycle. When a driver of a traditional vehicle doesn’t see a motorcycle, it only takes a few seconds for a serious injury or a tragedy to occur. Some car drivers also don’t yield right of way to motorcycle drivers just because their vehicle is larger. Whatever the cause of the motorcycle accident, the injured party or family of the deceased have the right to file a lawsuit against the other driver.
D’agostino & Associates Fights for Your Rights
As an accident victim, it’s important not to let the other driver or his or her insurance company intimidate you. At D’agostino & Associates, we aggressively pursue your right to fair compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and other expenses when appropriate. If another person’s negligence has turned your life upside down, contact us to schedule a consultation. We’ll evaluate your case and give you an honest assessment on the spot.