Unique Dangers Motorcyclists Face
Riding on a motorcycle is a great hobby and lot of fun. However, it is important to note that motorcycle riders face unique risks that other drivers do not. You will need to keep the following dangers in mind when you are riding a motorcycle.
Harder to See You
Many motorcycle accidents occur because the other drivers on the road are unable to see the motorcycle. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, which makes them blend in blind spots. . Studies have shown that motorcycles are more likely to get into an accident at an intersection than other vehicles.
More Vulnerable to Road Hazards
Spilled liquids, wet roads and pavement, sand, or debris will not pose much risk to a car. However, they are a risk to you if you are on a motorcycle. Keep in mind that the government is responsible for maintaining the roads.
Cars have seat belts and airbags that are designed to mitigate the effects of an accident on the driver. However, motorcycle riders do not have much protection. Helmets do offer some limited protection, but the rest of the body can still be seriously injured in an accident.
Greater Risk of a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI
A helmet can reduce the chances of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). However, you are still more likely to suffer a TBI than the people in other vehicles. Even if you survive a TBI, you may still require long-term rehabilitation and treatment.
Contact Nobles & Yanez
Nobles & Yanez can help you if your accident was caused by carelessness. We can review your claim with you and help you receive the care and compensation you deserve from the responsible parties involved in your accident.