Motorcycles are one of the most popular alternatives to automotive transportation currently available. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are exposed to significant dangers when they share the road with cars and trucks. This is because, unlike most motorized vehicles, motorcycles have few safety features to protect their riders from suffering a serious injury in the event of an accident. As a result, motorcyclists often experience significant injuries in accidents that would be minor to other vehicles.
Motorcycle accidents can occur in a considerable number of ways. In some cases, they may simply be an unforeseeable result of unfortunate circumstances. However, many motorcycle accidents are preventable, and in far too many instances, motorcycle accidents occur because of the reckless or negligent actions of another party. Fortunately, when this type of accident occurs, motorcyclists may be entitled to pursue compensation for any damages they incurred.
There are a number of different ways that motorcyclists may be involved in an accident due to another party’s negligence. The following are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:
▪ Drunk driving
▪ Driver error
▪ Road defects
▪ Defective motorcycle parts or design
These and other factors can place motorcyclists at substantial danger of suffering a serious or even life-threatening injury through no fault of their own. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else, you shouldn’t have to cope with the consequences on your own. Contact Metts Legal, P.A. today and learn more about your rights and options in this unfortunate circumstance.