Why are Motorcycle Accidents So Serious?
For those who love motorcycles, there are many advantages to riding through Baltimore. Unfortunately, motorcycle riding remains one of the extremely dangerous transportation forms that are present today in the United States. The victim of a motorcycle accident may often be left with serious and long-term, or even fatal, damage.
One of the main causes of motorcycle crashes is the failure of drivers in vehicles to look for motorcyclists in lanes near them or when turning. For many years now, public advocacy and private organizations and groups have worked so hard to advocate and educate the general masses about the dangers of not properly sharing the road with motorcycles and the serious nature of a motorcycle collision.
With motorcycles, the rider does not have the same protections as drivers in passenger vehicles. There is no metal frame, dashboards, seat belts, or other important factors to protect them. This means any kind of crash leaves the motorcyclist susceptible to being ejected from the motorcycle. When these collisions are caused by someone else’s negligence, it is important for the victim to take action and seek legal justice.
The reason why motorbike enthusiasts enjoy biking, the feeling of the wind hitting your face, is what makes it so dangerous. According to the United States CDC, the head injury is one of the most common injuries in the non-fatal accidents. While the helmet is used to prevent the occurrence of head injuries, it cannot prevent all.
While you can manage to escape the head injury, many other injuries are possible including but not limited to:
- Internal injuries
- Fractured or broken bones on the legs
- Spinal injuries
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, or you have lost loved ones due to these accidents, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your loss or injuries is another party caused or contributed to this collision. Our Baltimore personal injury attorneys work hard to help our clients get justice, obtaining the results they need to move forward.