Riding a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous. Accidents frequently occur due to the negligence or carelessness of another vehicle operator, including drunk drivers, inattentive drivers and drivers disobeying highway traffic and safety laws. If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident, contact a lawyer at once for capable legal counsel and representation.
Motorcycle accident cases often result in catastrophic injuries such as head injuries, road rash or burn injuries, back injuries, spinal cord damage, leg injuries, amputation, fractures and brain damage. Riders have very little to protect them when an accident occurs, and consequently many are seriously hurt or fatally injured. Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is highly adept in accident cases and know how to properly document the extent of your injuries. Our New York City personal injury lawyers can be counted on to fight for the maximum benefits you are due.
Since motorcycles are smaller than regular passenger vehicles, they can be difficult to see and sometimes ride completely in a driver’s blind spot. Motorcyclists also operate by different rules of the road than other drivers. They can weave in and out of lanes, for example, which may turn a sudden lane change into a major collision.
Drivers should make sure to properly signal and look both over their shoulders and in their mirrors to make sure the road is clear. It is also concerning that those who ride motorcycles are so exposed to the open road. Unlike automobile passengers, motorcyclists are not protected by the surrounding cab, seatbelts or airbags. Most riders simply have a helmet to protect them. Granted the motorcyclist was obeying all the traffic laws at the time of the accident, the driver that struck them will likely be considered the liable party.