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Motorcycle accidents usually end in injury, death

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents

There are many things that are certain about a motorcycle accident. They happen for a variety of reasons that are related to the human operators of those vehicles involved, the design of the motorcycle itself and issues with the environment.

The one thing that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents do have in common is that the motorcyclist either gets significantly hurt or dies. In fact, in four out of five motorcycle accidents that get reported, the motorcyclist has suffered a severe or fatal injury.

It is true that many of these accidents are either the fault of the motorcyclist or have to do with circumstances that were beyond anyone’s control. However, many of these accidents involve more than one vehicle. Statistics also show that one common cause of multi-vehicle accidents is when the driver of a passenger car, perhaps because he did not see an oncoming motorcyclist, turns right into the motorcyclist’s path.

While a motorcyclist can take precautionary steps to prevent this, it is really the driver of the car’s responsibility to be on the watch for motorcyclists and to double check before making a turn. It is a sad fact that oftentimes a motorcyclist has to pay dearly for a driver’s oversight in this respect.

Although no amount of money can prevent an accident after it has happened, a Dillon, Colorado motorcyclist, or their family, should not have to bear the financial burden of the accident’s aftermath when the motorcyclist did not cause it. One option in such cases is to file a claim for personal injury, or wrongful death, and seek compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages and non-economic losses like pain and suffering.