If you ride a motorcycle, you know how dangerous it can be out on the road. Whether you ride a Harley or a Honda, motorcyclists remain at risk for some of the most severe injuries of anyone using our highways.
During warm weather we seem to see more and more cyclists taking to the roads. And with the price of gas, it is certainly a more economical way to travel.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in little more than ten years, the number of motorcycles on the road has gone up 63%, but the amount of fatalities has doubled during that same time. That’s a pretty scary statistic.
Perhaps the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is when a car makes a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle. It is also easy to swerve into the other lane and not even notice the motorcycle rider; many motorists fail to pay close attention to their blind spots.
In most accidents, motorcycles often are either not noticed or are seen too late for a driver to prevent an accident with a cyclist.
In order to preserve evidence and gather witness statements while recollections are still fresh, it is important to retain legal help as soon as you need it.
Here are some things that an attorney can help you with if you are the victim of a motorcycle accident:
- Existing medical bills
- Projected or anticipated future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of income and earning power
- Diminished quality of life
- Cost of therapy and rehabilitation
- Permanent physical impairment
Don’t try to go it alone; these cases are very complicated and you deserve an attorney who can guide you successfully through this difficult process.