Riding a motorcycle can give you a sense of freedom on the road, but it also comes with some inherent risks. Without the same level of protection that passenger vehicles offer, an accident is often much more deadly for motorcycle riders. In fact, motorcyclists are more than 25 times more likely to die in an accident as opposed to drivers of passenger vehicles.
We understand how the law applies to motorcycle injuries and have helped many of our clients with their cases. Here are four reasons why motorcyclists face more injuries than people driving passenger vehicles.
1. Complicated riding skills
Driving a motorcycle is much more complicated than driving a regular vehicle. According to FindLaw experts, one of the main reasons for motorcycle accidents includes the lack of skill or physical coordination necessary to operate a motorcycle. Before hitting the open road, make sure that you practice in a safe area to gain the necessary skills and confidence needed to ride with vehicles.
2. Vehicles may not see you
Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles and can be much harder to see. Easily blocked by weather conditions or other vehicles, this leaves you open to more accidents.
3. Motorcycles can wobble
Motorcycles are at risk of the front end becoming unstable, especially if you are driving at a high speed. Typically, this is the result of a misalignment of the tires.
4. Road hazards
A typical road hazard, such as a pothole or a puddle, has a greater effect on motorcycles than other vehicles. Failure to avoid these road hazards can lead to a dangerous accident for you, whereas it may not affect a passenger vehicle at all. More information about this topic is available on our webpage.