Motorcycles are a prevalent method of transportation in the United States and other places around the world. These two-wheeled machines are beautiful products of engineering that allow their operators to commute with lower fuel and maintenance costs. Since their invention, motorcycles have been viewed as dangerous by some, largely due to. the lack of protective exterior for the driver, which invites the potential for serious injury to occur in the event of an accident. The design of motorcycles, which makes them marvels of engineering, also is the main reason for their frequent involvement in very serious accidents on roads and highways. Motorcycle drivers must be cautious and remain aware of their surroundings to prevent possible injury or accident.
While the motorcycle did not originate in the United States, it has undoubtedly remained popular in the American auto industry. According to a great piece in Wired magazine, the motorcycle was crafted by a group of German inventors in 1885, the motorcycle has been redesigned countless times to accommodate for future tastes in style. I will suggest that if this invention has been redesigned and outfitted with new technology over and over since its inception than perhaps it is indeed long overdue for a new design that ensures safety for the rider and possible passengers. The nature of many motorcycle riders is a life of thrill seeking, adrenaline pumping spirits that feed off of the wind in their face as they glide over the road at high speeds while entirely exposed to the road. In essence, motorcycle drivers do an excellent job at becoming “one with the road.” They have virtually no protection from the road or other cars in the event of a crash. Some motorcyclists even ride with no safety gear whatsoever, and somehow this has been deemed acceptable by the culture surrounding these machines.
Motorcycles, by design, are susceptible to the possibility of being involved in a roadway accident. Their slim nature allows them to quickly reach high speeds with very little to protect them if things go badly. Due to high rates of distracted driving from automobile operator’s, these motorcycle riders are even more in danger of being involved in a serious collision. Reckless drivers, negligent drivers, and even drunk drivers pose the greatest threats to motorcyclists around the country. If a motorcycle rider is involved in a serious accident and requires medical attention, they could be eligible for compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, loss of the ability to work, and other damages.
If the rider or other drivers on the road fail to observe the proper safety precautions, a serious injury accident can occur. All-too-often, motorcycle accidents (especially those at high speeds) can result in serious injury and even death to the rider. If this accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, or if the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident, the rider or his or her family may be able to take legal action. Only an experienced car accident lawyer can determine the value of a case and recommend the proper course of legal action, so injured individuals should consult with an attorney they trust if they’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s actions.