With a wide range of experience dealing with motorcycle accidents, we understand that the odds of safety are not in the favor of motorcyclists. They are more exposed to danger than passengers traveling at similar speeds but enclosed within the safety of a car, and hence have a higher risk of injury and fatality. According to the Nebraska Department of Roads Highway Safety Office, motorcycle accidents have resulted in 431 injuries and 26 deaths in 2015 but despite these risks, motorcycle registrations continue to increase as more people opt to travel by motorbikes than cars.
Many car and truck drivers believe that in accidents involving a motorcycle, it is the motorcyclist’s fault as they generally argue that motorcyclists ride more recklessly and do not obey road laws. But the truth is that the accidents are most often the passenger vehicle’s fault, as drivers fail to notice motorcyclists, resulting in a collision. If you or a loved one has experienced a motorcyclist accident, you require a skillful attorney who is well versed with how to protect you against such tactics used to shift blame on motorcyclists and provide you with compassionate guidance to overcome the trauma. Our attorneys at needaninjuryattorneynebraska.com not only handle your case but also build a strong relationship with you and take the time to get to know you so that we can customize our superior service to fulfill your individual needs.
Considering Motorcycle Accidents
The largest age demographic of new motorcyclists are between the ages of 40 to 50-year-olds, and many suggest that the increase in new motorcycle registrations are in part to combat the higher fuel price. Motorcycles are more fuel-efficient and in these volatile economic times, people explore alternative modes of transport in order to increase their savings.
As car and truck drivers have a difficulty in detecting motorbikes, especially in intersections and when joining into moving traffic, they pose imminent danger to the riders. There are many other ways car and truck drivers threaten the safety of riders –
- By tailgating the motorcycle too closely
- By failing to check for motorcycles carefully before shifting lanes
- By disregarding the speed and swiftness with which motorcycles approach intersections.
Common Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents
Experts have estimated that a stunning 80% of the accidents lead to life-threatening injuries or death including –
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones and internal bleeding
You can protect yourself significantly more by taking the following safety measures –
- Ensure you have the proper license and skills to ride the motorcycle safely.
- Do not ride under influence
- Avoid riding in the blind spots of other vehicles
- Always wear brighter-colored clothes to increase visibility
- Confirm that your headlights and taillights are always working
- Invest in high-quality helmets and protective gears.
Contact our experienced attorneys immediately in case of a motorcycle accident to start your legal action immediately and effectively. We guarantee you dedicated personal time and customized service to obtain maximum compensations. If it is a hit and run case we will review your policies and ensure you receive the top-quality benefits you deserve. Count on us for superior service and respectful, responsive communication.