Motorcycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for victims which may require medical treatment and care and recovery time away from work which is why legal protections are so crucial for motorcycle accident victims and their families to be aware of. These protections can help with damages suffered in a personal injury accident as recently discussed in this blog.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month so in addition to being familiar with the legal protections available when motorcycle accident victims are harmed in a motorcycle accident, it is helpful to also be familiar with protections to help keep motorcycle riders safe on the roadways. When motorcycle riders are harmed by a careless or negligent driver, personal injury claims can help motorcycle riders obtain the compensation they need to recover from the negligent driver.
Drivers can help avoid motorcycle accidents by remaining alert and not driving distracted or under the influence. They can also take extra care on weekends when more motorcycle riders are out and make sure they allow extra space for motorcycle riders to maneuver and safely drive in their own space and on uneven roadway surfaces. They should also double check their mirrors and before making any lane changes or turns because motorcycles are smaller than vehicles and can be tougher to spot for drivers not properly focused on the roadway and driving.
Motor vehicle accidents and motorcycle accidents can be physically, financially and emotionally costly for victims and motorcycle accident riders can be especially vulnerable. Because they are 5 times more likely to be injured and 29 times more likely to be killed in an accident with a motor vehicle than those in passenger vehicles, it is important for everyone to be familiar with how to keep them safe and what they can do if they have been harmed.