Motorcycle accidents are one of the most serious types of vehicle collisions. The reason they are so serious is because the motorcycle driver is exposed to injury due to the lack of a barrier between him/her and the other vehicle, ground, and other objects in the motorcyclists way. Motorcyclists who don’t wear helmets have a much higher chance of having skull fracture, hematoma, concussion, brain injury, intracranial bleed, and even death.
Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous because one can be seriously injured due to no fault of his own. Some motorcycle accidents are caused by a defect in manufacture or defect in repair of the motorcycle. Defects in engine and exhaust design can lead to an explosion of the engine causing the motorcyclist to lose control. Defective tires can lead to a tire blow out resulting in the loss of control of the motorcycle.
Motorcycle accidents can result from the error of an auto/car driver. A car driver may not see the motorcyclist behind him, or on his side. Motorcycle riders frequently are not seen in the car driver’s “blind spot”.
Some motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent road repair, inadequate maintenance of roads, and inadequate notification of dangerous road conditions. Pot holes can be a hidden danger for motorcyclists. Hitting a pothole while going at a high speed could result in a serious crash.
The injuries that result from motorcycle accidents are not only serious physically but they can also be financially costly. When you are in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another you need a competent lawyer to help you recover your maximum award for damages. Do not hesitate to call The Kane Law Firm. We look forward to talking to you about your motorcycle accident case.