Though there are fewer motorcycles than other types of vehicles on the road, crashes can be far more dangerous. Look at these most recent statistics from 2019:
Unlike cars and trucks where the driver is surrounded by a metal cage with safety features such as airbags and seat belts, bikes offer very little protection to the rider in a collision. There are ways to mitigate the dangers. Following helmet laws can reduce the risk of death by up to 37 percent, and wearing bright colors can make you more visible to other drivers. But the risks still exist.
Establishing fault in a motorcycle accident can be tricky. Because they are lighter, motorcycles may get thrown around more or travel farther from the scene of the accident, and visual clues often used to establish liability may not be as clear as they are with larger vehicles. Your attorney will carefully study accident reports, consult with experts and interview witnesses from the scene to put together the complete picture of the accident.
Once fault has been established, your attorney can then move on to pursuing financial compensation for any injury or loss suffered in the accident.