While motorcycle riders are able to enjoy the freedoms of the road that come with their chosen form of transportation, they are frequently subjected to unique dangers not typically experienced by other drivers on the same roads. They lack the physical protection from the road and other vehicles, other drivers complain of not being able to anticipate motorcyclist’s behavior or simply don’t see them at all. These hazards often result in motorcycle accidents with the motorcyclist sustaining serious injury.
Smart motorcycle riders must be aware of their legal rights and remedies if they are involved in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of other drivers on the road.
Motorcycle accident statistics:
Two-thirds of motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle were caused when the the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle rider's right of way
Motorcyclists are over 20 times more likely to die from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident than individuals involved in a car accident.
The fatality rate for motorcyclists injured in motorcycle accidents has more than doubled since 1999 even though the number of fatalities for drivers and passengers of automobiles and light trucks has steadily declined during the same time period.
Motorcycles make smaller visual targets, are often obscured by other vehicles, or become difficult to see depending on road and weather conditions - especially at intersections which accounts for approximately 70 percent of motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles.
Road Hazards such as potholes, oil slicks, puddles, debris, uneven pavement, and railroad tracks; that are typically minor issues for the drivers of cars or trucks can be a major obstacle for motorcycle riders.
At higher speeds, the front end of a motorcycle may shake or "wobble." This might be the result of a poorly aligned tire or could even be the result of a manufacturer defect or design flaw resulting in a product liability issue.
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Bill Cornett grew up on a farm in Knox City, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Texas Tech University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law School. Bill was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 1973.