Motorcycle-car accidents are among the most common – and dangerous – accidents on our roads. Without the protection of a chassis, airbags, and seatbelts, two-wheeled road users are at risk of sustaining serious injuries in this type of collision. In this article, the contributors at Bikers Have Rights examine the difference between motorcycle accidents vs car accidents and what to do in the aftermath of a crash.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a crash with a car and are seeking skilled legal representation, turn to a skilled motorcycle accident attorney. Brad Tabakin is a personal injury lawyer with nearly 3 decades of experience representing bikers in negotiations with insurers and during trial. Contact us today at 877-333-0300 for a free case evaluation.
Common Causes of a Motorcycle-Car Accident
Even if you’re a safe rider who sticks to the speed limit and follows the rules of the road, you’re still at risk of colliding with a car. More than 5,000 people were killed in motorcycle crashes in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s estimated that more than 78% of motorcycle crashes result in injuries compared to just 31% for motorists in cars.
But why are these crashes so common? In many cases, drivers just aren’t paying attention. For example, you may be travelling on the road and a driver – who failed to see you or misjudged the speed of your motorcycle – turns in front of you. Speeding motorists, or those who are distracted or driving drunk, are even more likely to cause a crash.
Common injuries in this type of this collision include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Lower-extremity injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
Even minor injuries can be costly to treat. However, more serious injuries can put a tremendous strain on your finances as you’re forced to fork over thousands of dollars to cover treatment, rehabilitation, medication, and more.
Speak to a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were involved in a crash with a car, you may be entitled to compensation. Motorcycle accident attorney Brad Tabakin will assess your case to determine the best way to proceed. Brad is committed to defending biker’s rights and will fight tirelessly to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Call 877-333-0300 to speak to Brad and schedule a consultation. And don’t forget to join our group on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest news in the Bikers Have Rights community.