While riding a motorcycle can be a great thrill, it can also be a great risk. When motorcyclists are involved in an accident, the accident is often major and involves serious bodily harm and sometimes even results in death.
Over the past several years, motorcycles have become more and more popular. Not only are they gas efficient, theyâ€™re also a fun way to travel. Unfortunately, as the number of motorcycles has increased, so has the number of accidents. Although the number of motorcycle accidents that occur throughout the United States is relatively high and continues to grow each year, the reasons for these large numbers are often misunderstood. While there are a number of different causes for motorcycle accidents, many people seek to blame the cyclist for choosing a vehicle that lacks many of the safety features found in cars and trucks. Motorcycle accidents, though, cannot simply be blamed on an individualâ€™s choice of transportation. A large number of motorcycle accidents actually take place, not due to the driver, but because of the negligence of other automobile drivers, debris on the road or unsafe road conditions.
Even though there are a number of other factors that can result in a motorcycle accident, the stigma associated with motorcycle riders is so prevalent that some insurance companies, juries, and even judges are often biased against a cyclist. This bias can sometimes result in ignoring the person or persons who actually caused the motorcycle accident to happen in the first place, and this can mean that the injured cyclist is denied the compensation owed to him under the law. Astoundingly, a cyclistâ€™s own insurance company may refuse to pay some or all of their legally owed insurance costs.
To fight this bias, the most important step a victim or family member of a victim can make is to locate a good personal injury attorney who has experience in motorcycle accident cases and will help them seek damages to pay for medical bills, motorcycle replacement or repair, pain and suffering, loss of work, and any other motorcycle accident related expenses.
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