While the summer months mean that you can take more time on your motorcycle and enjoy the warm air and sunshine, the summer can also be a time of serious danger. Drivers have a lower likelihood of seeing a motorcycle for a number of reasons, and that means that every time you go out on the roads, you’re putting your life at risk.
There are plenty of reasons for motorcycle accidents. Maybe the driver of the other vehicle was texting and driving, failing to pay attention to the road. Perhaps the driver of the car in front of you was being reckless, slammed on the brakes and caused a collision. The driver in the car next to you on a highway may have not looked closely enough before merging into another lane, forcing you off the road and causing an accident.
In any of these situations, your life could be immediately changed. Broken bones, road rash, lacerations and head injuries can all impact you from the moment you’re struck by another vehicle. In some cases, the injuries from a motorcycle accident can be fatal or leave you with a permanent disability.
It’s important that negligent drivers are held responsible for their driving habits. By filing a claim, you can seek the compensation you need to pay for your medical care, but you can also draw attention to the driver’s lack of respect for other road users. Our website has more information about motorcycle accidents, so you can read answers to common questions and learn how to file a claim.