The Roar of the Engine, and a Lawsuit
What to do if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle collision…
The Complexities of Motorcycle Collisions and their Causes
Whether you’re going for a ride around town or across the state, motorcycles are a great way to feel at one with the road. Feeling the wind in your hair and hearing nothing but the hum of the engine makes the rider feel serene and happy to just go out for a ride. But there are times when that serenity can abruptly cease, and the rider finds themselves flung from their motorcycle, rolling around on the pavement. There is no denying that motorcycles are a great way to admire the world around you, but there’s no denying the risks on riding a motorcycle either. While the driver of the motorcycle may be cautious, other drivers may not share that same feeling. The majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by the driver’s failure to see a motorcyclist. It could be because they didn’t check their blind spots, or because they didn’t adequately make sure nobody was behind them. Nonetheless, there are times when motorcycle accidents occur because of driver negligence.
And there are other times when an accident is inevitable. A storm could have passed by and could have altered the motorcyclist’s field of vision, or the field of vision for other drivers. The weather could have made road conditions worse, causing the motorcycle to lose control. The road itself may be hazardous to drive one, and can also cause the motorcyclist to lose control of his or her vehicle. Defective parts may be another factor. The treading on the tires may have fallen off, brakes may have stopped working, and aside from claims of negligence of other drivers, the fault may lie due to product liabilities.
The Aftermath of the Collision
Like all motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents lead to various types of injuries. But motorcycle collisions are different from other types of motor vehicle collisions, because motorcycles lack the same protection that cars and trucks have. There are no airbags, no seatbelts, no steel cages to keep drivers in the vehicle, and as a result, motorcyclists involved in an accident are much more likely to sustain much more serious personal injuries than those involved in a normal motor vehicle collision, like:
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Road rash (a skin injury caused by abrasion)
Often times, motorcycle accidents lead to wrongful death claims, as well as product liability, insurance bad faith claims, and premises liability claims.
I’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, who should I call?
The Answer: Mr. Haytham Faraj. Attorney Faraj is highly experienced in collision accidents. He’s worked on countless cases, and delivered the justice his clients have deserved each and every time. If you have been involved and injured in a trucking collision, call the Law Offices of Haytham Faraj immediately. Attorney Faraj and his team put their efforts in ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. Attorney Faraj understands that death is an unforgettable event, and that no amount of money could ever replace the memory of a lost loved one, but monetary award is the only form of justice in matters such as these. If you have lost a loved one in a trucking collision, do not delay, call The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj right away!