WHY ARE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS SO DEADLY?
Updated: Mar 14
Motorcycle accidents are often associated with significant harm; in 2020 there were over 5,000 motorcycle-related deaths in the United States. The same study indicates that helmets are only 37% effective in preventing death when riding a motorcycle. At the end of the day, it is a risk in itself to ride a motorcycle, even if you have the experience.
Cyclists are less protected unlike those who drive cars. Their body is fully exposed to the impact of the accident, which means that they are not prevented from falling or flying off the bike; which is the biggest factor in the deadly nature of motorcycle crashes. Is there a way to resolve this issue?
Motorcycles are less visible than cars, which typically find them hard to spot. While riding alongside large trucks and cars, they are not always seen. On top of that, since they are smaller than an average car, they can speed through the streets and freeways which can cause traumatizing accidents.
In all cases, it is better to be safe than sorry- and that is why a helmet and correct protection gear should be worn at all times. The experience, familiarity of streets does not make that huge of a difference. If it did, it would not be called an “accident”.
A skilled lawyer can make a difference in your ability to get the compensation you need. Contact us at (818)-230-3200 to schedule a consultation regarding your motorcycle accident.