A Motorcycle Accident can be Fatal; Here’s what you should Know
Did you know that the majority of motorcycle riders that get in wrecks have less than 5 months riding experience?
If this is your first summer riding, it’s important to pay extra attention, and be diligent to know just how you can avoid a wreck that could potentially claim your life.
If a tragic accident does occur, and you (or your loved one that was riding) are injured or killed, there are a handful of expectations. We’ll lay out what you need to know, and what you can expect from your motorcycle accident lawsuit. But first, let’s look at the statistics of who is the most at-risk on the road.
Motorcycle Rider and Accident Statistics
The median age of riders comes in right around 50 years old; the riders most likely to be in wrecks are 16 to 24 years old.
- Younger riders are generally less experienced. If you’re young and riding, be safe and don’t take those risks that seem like a good idea.
9 out of 10 motorcycle riders that are involved in wrecks taught themselves how to ride.
- Take a class or two. It could save your life.
Two-thirds of motorcycle wrecks happen because of an inattentive motorist; usually at an intersection.
- Weather and road conditions make up less than 5% of wrecks; the average bike wreck happens at speeds less than 30mph.
The bulk of seriously injured, or killed, riders have these three things in common:
- They happen in urban areas.
- They’re not wearing the proper safety gear.
- 90% of fatalities happen to men.
What’s our takeaway? More men ride than women, men take bigger risks, and the majority of wrecks are due to other motorists not paying attention, followed closely by inexperienced riders.
What Happens if I’m in a Motorcycle Wreck?
If you’re the victim of a motorcycle wreck, you need a motorcycle accident lawyer. There are a number of factors to take into consideration after your wreck, and we want to make sure that you receive the compensation that you need in order to recover from your injuries.
Compensation can include:
- Covering property damage: your bike was wrecked, it should be replaced.
- Covering medical bills: you were damaged, you need professional medical attention.
- Covering future medical bills: not all injuries heal cleanly, medical bills can last years.
- Covering missed work: without working your income is gone, you still have bills to pay.
- Covering therapy or mental health care: emotional trauma can last for decades.
- Covering home modifications: if you’re confined to a wheelchair, you’ll need accessibility.
- Covering loss of consortium: the death of a loved one is hard; it’s going to take a while to recover.
There are so many factors that the insurance companies will hope you don’t consider. And without fully understanding what goes on after these accidents, you might miss something.
What we need from you is proper prior planning.
Make sure you wear the proper safety gear. Safety gear drastically cuts down on your risks of injury or death.
Make sure you have a camera going. Video evidence will go a long way toward a beneficial settlement.
Make sure you know what not to do after a wreck. Disrupting the process can cause delays or denials of claims.
Immediately after the wreck, we should talk.
Contact Herbert Law Group for your Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Herbert Law Group has helped a lot of bikers recover compensation after their wreck.
It all starts with a simple phone call. Let’s learn what happened, discover what you need, and see how we can help. There’s no obligation, no commitment, just a conversation.
Call us at 214-414-3808, or fill out the contact form on our site and we’ll reach out to you.