Motorcyclists are entitled to the same level of caution, care, and attentiveness as drivers of cars and trucks. However, motorcyclists are frequently more likely than other motorists to be involved in and suffer catastrophic injury following a vehicular collision. The two most important reasons for this are that:
- Because motorcycles lack the seatbelts, airbags and reinforcements that protect drivers of other vehicles, motorcyclists have far less protection on the road than do drivers of cars and trucks, and
- Drivers of cars and trucks are less likely to identify, perceive, and react to a motorcycle on the road.
You Are Injured – Its Not Your Fault
Most motorcyclists wear helmets and take appropriate safety measures on the road. But there is often little a motorcyclist can do to protect himself or herself from negligence by other drivers. Motorcyclists who are victims of negligence by other drivers often suffer fractures, spine injuries, back pain, neck pain, sprains, and even brain injuries, paralysis, or death. When serious injuries occur, motorcyclists and their families are burdened with medical bills, loss of income, and ongoing trauma, inconvenience, and pain.