Motorcyclist accidents happen
Last updated 11/18/2020 at 12:13pm
Did you know? California has the largest number of motorcycles among all 50 states. Makes sense; California is the most populous state of all 50, too. With great year-round weather and tons of views from north to south, it’s not difficult to imagine why so many people invest in a motorcycle as an alternative mode of travel. With the hot summer weather behind us and the temperate days of autumn here, there’s sure to be even more motorcycles on the road.
Not so fast. Not everything is smooth sailing, and we wouldn’t be writing this article if it was. Motorcycles come with their own slew of concerns. No one gets into a motor vehicle without some risk. Now imagine that tenfold on the back of a motorcycle. We’re not biased.
In 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the number of deaths on motorcycles was almost 27 times the number in cars, despite motorcyclists accounting for fewer drivers. With less protection around them and getting lost in traffic, motorcyclists have a higher risk of serious injury or fatality when an accident occurs. And they do. Accidents happen and are a very real part of day-to-day life. Put a bare-bones motorcycle against a several-ton motor vehicle and … well, you get the picture.
With that in mind, you might say motorcycle accidents are a “different beast.” You’d be correct. When a motorcycle accident happens, you’ll need and want an attorney with the expertise to handle the difficulties that come with it.
These include accident reconstruction, notably the location of the involved vehicles to account for blind spots, safe following distance, weather conditions, road debris or poor maintenance and more; safe driving habits, including allowing correct distance between vehicles, keeping safe stopping gaps, following speed limits or right of way violations on behalf of the passenger vehicle or motorcyclist and the driving experience and mental capacity of both parties, particularly the motorcyclist.
While described as a leisure activity, riding a motorcycle requires hypervigilance and more skill than a passenger vehicle. An attorney that utilizes your background paves the way for a stronger claim if an accident occurs.
Does any of that sound complicated? If yes, that’s good. You’re realizing the importance of finding the right attorney when it matters most, such as when you or a loved one’s health and future are in play.
Motorcycle injury claims can carry higher medical costs or more pain and suffering than other accidents. It means choosing an attorney should be done with absolute confidence in what they can do for you and your loved ones.
Yes, of course, enjoy this beautiful autumn weather. But be safe, play it safe and stay safe – and if things have already gone awry, don’t fret, one phone call to The Zucker Law Firm can put things back on track.
Life pro tip: wear a helmet. Per the NHTSA, helmets reduce the risk of death by 37%. We like those chances, and you should too.
The Zucker Law Firm is located at 43434 Business Park Drive in Temecula. For more information, contact them at 951-699-2100 or visit http://www.TheZuckerLawFirm.com.