Minor accidents can be fatal for motorcyclists | Bart Durham Injury Law

Minor accidents can be fatal for motorcyclists

There are many different reasons that an individual may choose to ride a motorcycle: some people value the fuel-efficiency of a motorcycle, some enjoy the feeling of freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle through the wind and sun and some simply prefer the smaller, more maneuverable vehicles. However, choosing to ride a motorcycle also immediately puts an individual at significantly greater risk in the event of an accident. Because motorcycles have fewer safety features and are significantly smaller than passenger cars, they offer no real protection in the event of a collision.

The fact that motorcyclists are at greater risk of injury in the event of an accident is only exacerbated by the fact that many drivers simply do not see motorcyclists, or do not treat them as equals. This leads to many motorcyclists being injured in accidents in which they were not at fault, or in which there was little that they could do to avoid the accident.

Another concern for motorcyclists is how easy it is to suffer a serious or life-altering injury. Even when wearing a helmet, an accident that may cause a small dent to a larger vehicle may completely destroy a motorcycle. In addition to the damage sustained by the bike, motorcyclists may suffer broken bones or cuts, potentially even death in an otherwise minor accident.

Any way you look at it, motorcyclists face risks when on the road, whether they are in Tennessee or any other state, they are vulnerable. It only takes a moment for another driver to make a mistake, and that mistake may not cause serious injury to that driver, but it could kill a motorcyclist. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, visit our webpage to learn how we can help you recover compensation for injuries that you suffered due to another's negligence.

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