Motorcycle Accident Injuries Are Frequently Catastrophic
Motorcycling in Central Indiana can seem like the ultimate freedom. Many riders get into motorcycling for various reasons, including saving money on gas and for the status of owning and riding a hog.
Drivers over the age of 16 and 270 days with a valid Indiana driver’s license who have completed the written test and motorcycle skills exam at a Ride Safe Indiana location can obtain their motorcycle endorsement and zip along the highway, their oyster.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents Still Happening?
You may wear the right gear, know your motorcycle and know – and abide by – your responsibilities, and pass Indiana’s safe riding courses with flying colors, but you have no control over other motorists on the road. Motorcycle accidents are commonly the result of other negligent drivers who are:
- Distracted or texting while driving
- Driving impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Eating takeout at the wheel
- Unaware of nearby motorcyclists
- Tired or falling asleep at the wheel
- Driving along larger vehicles and having blocked visibility
- Driving in inclement weather
It is not just other motorists who make motorcyclists vulnerable to catastrophic crashes. Other risk factors include:
- Flying objects
- Animals crossing the roads
- Poorly maintained road surfaces
- Mechanical problems
Seeking financial compensation from your insurance company or the negligent party who caused your accident to pay for your medical expenses and other damages following a motorcycle accident can be difficult to handle on your own without the help of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. It can be even tougher when you have lost your loved one in an accident.
Are You Or A Loved One Contending With Life-Altering Injuries?
No one wants to read or hear “biker down.” It is a well-known fact that motorcycle accident injuries are some of the worst types of injuries on our highways. Many motorcycle crashes result in death. The prohibitive cost of the emergency rooms, medical bills, lost current and future wages, and pain and suffering can seem incalculable. That is why it is essential to speak with a caring and experienced accident injury lawyer as soon as possible following a motorcycle wreck for legal help getting the compensation you need to heal. Call Jeffrey O. Meunier, Attorney at Law, in Carmel at 317-575-0320 or send me an email for a free consultation to learn how I can help you recover compensation for catastrophic injuries or wrongful death after a motorcycle crash.