Motorcycling is a favorite pastime, means of transportation, and way of life for many people. There is a certain freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle, and for a rider, little can compare to the joy of the open road.
Unfortunately, everything can change in the blink of an eye. A serious motorcycle accident can leave a rider seriously injured or permanently disabled, even in a relatively low-speed accident. A motorcycle accident is far more likely to be fatal, compared to other types of vehicle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to die in an auto accident than those in other vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the experienced injury lawyers at Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys today.
Risks of Riding
Because a motorcycle rider has virtually no protection between them and the pavement, they are likely to suffer more serious injuries in a collision. Even with a helmet and protective gear, a motorcyclist may suffer from head trauma, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, crush injuries, internal injuries, road rash, amputation and organ damage.
Motorcyclists face a number of potential risks while on the road. These include:
- Negligent, careless or reckless drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Objects or potholes in the road
- Issues due to limited visibility
- Road and weather conditions
Consult With A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today!
At Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys we are absolutely dedicated to giving motorcycle accident victims the representation they need. With experience and resolve, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys will fight for you, in and out of the courtroom to ensure you receive the maximum compensation under the law. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation, and determine what we can do to help.