Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating and cost-effective way to get around. It can also be very risky, as riders are about 35 times more likely than those in passenger vehicles to be injured in a collision each time they get on the road.
When motorcycle accidents happen, the results can be devastating for riders due to:
- The lack of a surrounding structure to absorb the impact – This usually ends up meaning that a significant portion of the force caused by a collision is imparted to riders’ bodies, rather than a vehicle structure.
- The vast weight discrepancy between passenger vehicles and motorcycles – While the average motorcycle weighs between 400 lbs. to 1,000 lbs., the average passenger vehicle weighs about 4,000 pounds – between four and ten times what a motorcycle weighs. This means that even low-speed collisions can cause substantial damage to riders.
At Bell & Pollock, P.C., our lawyers are dedicated to representing injured riders and helping them succeed in their financial recovery. While we can help riders identify all liable parties after an accident, they can also help riders protect their rights, stand up to insurance companies and secure the full amount of compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses.