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Injured In A Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle riders, like all drivers of motor vehicles, operate their bikes with clear risks and conditions. Other drivers often say they do not see motorcycles. This factor and others can lead to accidents and injuries. After an accident, a motorcycle rider and/or family members need to know their legal rights.

Motorcycles have no protection for those who operate them in case of a crash. There are no doors, roof, air bags or safety belts. Unlike driving an automobile, motorcycle riders have nothing between them and the road to protect themselves. For this reason, injuries in a crash are often serious or catastrophic.

Many motorcycle accidents occur due bikers’ or other motorists’ lack of experience or attention. However, the manufacture of the bike could be a potential cause of an accident and should not be ruled out. If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident and need legal help, call us at 518-430-0026.

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Avoid Motorcycle Accidents; Discover The Cause Of Crash – A Few Common Risks Of The Road

Familiarity with your bike: Obtaining your motorcycle license is more difficult than getting your driver’s license. Skill is important when riding your bike. The rider has to pay attention to every detail when out on the road.

Even with knowledge on bike safety and the rules and regulations, however, a crash can leave you injured. You will need the best medical care and legal representation available.

Being aware of your surroundings: Motorcycles are much smaller and more difficult for other drivers to see than automobiles. This makes it easier for an accident to occur. Paying close attention to other vehicles, the conditions of the roads and the weather conditions is imperative.

Unfortunately, drivers of other vehicles often fail to keep watch. Distracted driving is a real danger that may lead to collisions between cars and motorcycles.

Road hazards: Everyday road conditions – minor things to automobiles – become more serious for motorcycles. Puddles, debris, railroad tracks, unpaved roadways and potholes can cause injuries to the rider. A motorcyclist must keep watch.

Sometimes road hazards leading to motorcycle accidents point to someone else’s liability. For example, a city that did not repair potholes after many people had complained may be exposed to liability after a crash involving those potholes. A sign company that misplaced signs might be responsible. A driver of a truck from which debris fell onto the road may be liable to compensate a motorcyclist who was injured as a result.

Speed: The higher the speed, the harder it is to stay in control. Sometimes the front of the bike may become “wobbly,” which could be caused by a misalignment of the bike’s front and rear tires. The manufacturing of the bike may be the problem. If an accident were to happen, the manufacturer may be held liable for the injuries caused.

Speeding by other drivers is often a factor in motorcycle accidents. Detailed accident reconstruction may reveal this factor and allow for a damage claim against a speeder.

Get Answers And Help Now

We’re experienced in all facets of motorcycle accidents, including traffic laws, motor vehicle regulations, medical treatment issues and determining who holds liability. At Buckley, Mendleson, Criscione, and Quinn, we have experienced attorneys with experience in motorcycle accident cases. We have the necessary knowledge to help you make your claim and fight for what you deserve. Call 518-430-0026 to request a free consultation.