After an unseasonably cold and wet spring, summer weather has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest. Motorcycle riders who have been waiting to get their bikes out of storage and hit the road are rejoicing. It’s very important for motorcyclists to exercise caution on the roads as they are much more likely to die in a traffic crash than drivers. Data shows that motorcycle riders suffer 25 fatalities per 100 million miles of travel compared to 0.80 fatalities per 100 million miles of passenger car travel. There are two main reasons for this: 1. Drivers sometimes have a hard time seeing motorcycles on the road and 2. Motorcycle riders don’t have as much protection as drivers.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident because of the negligence of another driver, contact a local motorcycle accident lawyer for help. Injury lawyers know how to calculate the true value of your accident claim and can help you negotiate a full and fair settlement for your injuries and losses.Read More