Protecting Motorcyclists After a Crash That Has Left Them With Damages
If you are a motorcyclist, you are aware of the risks of being hit by a vehicle while you are out on the roads. Often, motorists say they don’t see the motorcycle in time to avoid a collision, or they may say they don’t even see the motorcycle at all and weren’t aware it was there until after there has been a crash.
During the last decade, there have been about 5,000 fatalities every year from motorcycle crashes across the country. That totals out to about 72.34 out of every 100,000 motorcycles being in a fatal accident compared to 13.10 out of every 100,000 registered cars on U.S. roads. Your odds of being in a motorcycle crash are quite high.
Even the safest cyclist can be involved in a crash, and unfortunately, often the injuries from a motorcycle accident are life-altering, causing years of pain and suffering and affecting one’s ability to work or perform daily activities. While making sure you are visible when out on your bike is helpful to your overall safety, it doesn’t mean that you will not be involved in a crash.
A motorcyclist is 16 times more likely to sustain injuries that are serious if involved in a crash. If as a motorcyclist you are involved in a crash, there is an 80 percent likelihood of suffering injuries or being killed compared to a 20 percent chance for those operating cars. While motorcycles account for 2 percent of registered motor vehicles on the U.S. roadways, they account for 5 percent of the roadway deaths.
If you have suffered injuries and damages because of a motorcycle accident in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, call a trusted personal injury attorney who has experience helping individuals with motorcycle crash injury claims. Beau Harlan and the Harlan Law Firm will ensure your accident injury claim gets the personalized attention that it deserves.
Call us today to get your free case evaluation and to ensure your personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident gets filed in a timely manner.