There are several different types of vehicles on the road. Typically, motorcycles are the smallest of them. Because of their size, this makes motorcycles highly susceptible to accidents while on the road. There are thousands of fatalities in motorcycle accidents every year. Nearly half of those deaths were a result of a collision with a car. In addition to their size, motorcycles lack the same protection as other vehicles on the road. Motorcycles accidents can also cause very serious injuries to the riders. This can include spinal cord and brain injuries. It is the unfortunate reality that motorcycle accidents end poorly more often than other accidents on the road.
Causes of Accidents
Sometimes, accidents are simply mistakes that are made on the road. However, one of the biggest reasons for motorcycle accidents is negligent driving. Many motorcycle accidents can be avoided if motorists are aware of their surroundings and follow the rules of the road. These accidents have the power to cause very serious harm to the motorcyclist. This is because of the size of the bike as well as its lack of protection. Motorcycle accidents can happen for various reasons. This can include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Defective motorcycle parts
- Poor weather
If a driver is negligent while on the road and causes an accident, they can be held liable for any harm they may cause to others as a result.
When an individual wishes to hold another person responsible for their injuries or another’s death in an accident, they are required to prove negligence. In order to do so, the injured party must provide evidence that shows the other party acted negligently. If an individual is successful in proving negligence in a lawsuit, they may be entitled to receive compensation. This compensation may be economic or noneconomic. It can cover the money that is lost or effects on life as a result of the negligence and the accident. Compensation may be pursued for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of current and future wages
- Funeral expenses in the event of wrongful deaths
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know was harmed in a motorcycle accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC.today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.