According to experts, motorcycles are more likely to be involved in crashes than any other type of vehicle on the road. That doesn’t mean motorcycle riders should expect to be in an accident. In fact, it is possible to have a very safe driving record even if you ride every day.
Many motorcycle accidents occur in poor weather conditions or when visibility is an issue. If you ride, and the weather is bad, the best advice is leave your bike at home.
Motorcyle riders who wear helmets are less likely to experience life threatening brain injuries or even death. Courts today expect cyclists to wear helmets and take responsibility for their own safety. Even if you are injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault, the presence of a helmet may have bearing on how the case is viewed.
David Van Sant is an Alpharetta accident attorney who works with cyclists who have been injured in an accident. His expertise in working with insurance companies, medical facilities, and clients has helped many accident victims receive the compensation they need to move on after a serious injury.
For more information on your rights and the legal process, contact David M. Van Sant today.