Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most dangerous — and scary — accidents out there. According to government statistics, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable than other types of drivers, and they suffer far more severe injuries (including death) when they’re in an accident. Based on miles driven, motorcyclists are thirty-five times more likely to be in a fatal accident than drivers of cars.
Despite the risks, motorcycle riding has its own rewards. Most bikers would not trade their motorcycles for anything. These riders are often incredibly careful, and they work hard to be as safe as possible when riding their motorcycles. But even the safest driver cannot account for the negligence of others, and that is particularly true when it comes to motorcycle accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you will need a tough, smart attorney to help you get the money that you deserve for your injuries. At E. Ray Critchett, LLC, we know how to win motorcycle accident cases — and we will stand by you through each step of the process.
Proving a Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accidents are unique among motor vehicle accidents because the cause may not be as clear-cut as when two cars collide. For example, a motorcyclist may crash when the car in front of them makes a sudden lane change, or when another vehicle does not recognize or respect the motorcyclist's right of way. An accident may also occur due to road defects, such as potholes or loose gravel on the road — a frequent occurrence on roads in Central Ohio. This is different from the typical car accident, where it is plain to see which vehicles and drivers were involved in the accident.