Also, as fuel costs skyrocket, more and more crashes are reported. The trends show that a new bike, even in the hands of an experienced rider, is far more likely to be wrecked. The same holds true for the daily driver a rider is used to riding.
A rider runs Ehline Law Firm. And we provide this material to help people understand the risks riders face. Also, we want you to know why it is so important to retain a motorcycle injury lawyer with experience. Above all, these serious matters alter the lives of innocent people in California. A lawyer can balance things out.
No matter what bike you buy, you need to know its strengths and weaknesses like the back of your hand. Having a great bike is not going to prevent the other guy from ruining your day to day activities.
The vulnerability of a motorcyclist is underscored by the number of fatalities to both motorcyclists and automobile drivers. These stats are based on accidents per 100 million miles of travel.
For multi-passenger automobiles, the fatality rate per 100 million miles of travel was 1.7 deaths. However, for motorcyclists, the death rate was 35.0 deaths per 100 million miles of travel. Riders are in danger even when everything seems running smoothly.
Race bikes, as opposed to more lumbering, less nimble bagger bikes, come to mind. But speed can increase the chances of more serious injuries and death for a rider. As noted, the risks are much greater than for the driver of a car.
In 2006, speed was a factor in 37% of motorcycle fatalities. But fatalities for regular collisions involving speed were only 23%. However, most injuries from motorcycle accidents still occur in the less than 30 miles per hour range. Reducing speed doesn’t protect a vulnerable rider from all risks. There in the asphalt jungle out there.
Bottom line, if you're used to riding a race bike, and all of a sudden want a Harley, you need to adjust your riding. Factors to consider are the high and low-speed performance of the bike.
Simply put: do not drink and drive.engage a Motorcycle Lawyer. You could be leaving money damages on the table for both your and your bike. So if the injuries weren't your fault call (213) 596-9642.
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