Summer months means more motorcycles on the roads
On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 28, 2017.
Any bike rider will tell you there are fewer thrills more enjoyable than hopping on a motorcycle and hitting the road. There is a distinct intimacy one experiences while on a motorcycle. The wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, the road mere few feet below. There is a reason why motorcycle riding is so popular in the United States, including with many riders from the Rockville, Maryland area.
Whether you are a motorcycle driver or not, it is important to recognize that those on bikes also are especially vulnerable to hazards while sharing the roads with other motor vehicles. Since they are less common than traditional passenger cars or even trucks, it is not uncommon for drivers to forget that motorcycles are even on the roads. Since motorcycles are significantly smaller than cars or trucks, they are also far more difficult to see on the streets.
With only two wheels on the road, motorcycles are also vulnerable to pot holes, debris, dirt or gravel and water or ponding on the road during bad weather. Motorcycles could also suffer from a shake or wobble at high speeds, which could jeopardize the rider and cause a crash. Lastly, when a motorcycle accident does occur, riders are far more likely to suffer from serious or catastrophic injuries. In fact, motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die from an accident than someone in a passenger car.
If you have been the victim of a truck, motorcycle or car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. During these trying times, you should focus on your own rehab and recovery from your injuries; it might be in your best interests to speak with a law firm familiar with personal injury for assistance on how to proceed.