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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Motorcycle accidents are among the worst type of traffic accident, since they frequently result in serious injuries or even death. Since motorcycles can be driven at high speeds and afford their riders minimal protection, reports say injuries are the results of a staggering 98% of motorcycle accidents.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claims a motorcycle rider is 8 times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die than if they were in a car due to the lack of protection due to high impact crashes from traveling at high speeds. There are also blind spots that prevent the car driver to properly see the motorcycle while driving as well.


*Losses from motorcycle accidents can be 4 to 5 times higher that other vehicle accidents.

*When you have been on a motorcycle in a traffic accident, 70% of the time a driver of another vehicle violated the motorcyclist's right of way.

3% of the fault of motocycle accidents are caused by defected or poorly designed safety/protection equipment for the motorcycle driver that is non-compliant.

*Motorcycle laws vary greatly form state-to-state.

In many cases, motorcyclists  are quickly  blamed
for causing accidents accidents. Yet many drivers of automobiles don't know what the rights are of a

driver of a motorcyclist. If the motorcycle driver is at fault and other opposing parties are at fault your financial responsibility (as the driver of the motorcycle can be greatly reduced if you have an expert attorney.


If an accident is partly due to your own fault, you can still recover from the party that was primarily responsible for your injuries. However, the amount of your recovery will be reduced under what is called 'comparative negligence', or 'comparative fault'. The opposing party's carelessness is compared to yours, and that determines the percentage of liability and compensation is calculated accordingly.

Sources of compensation for motorcycle accident injuries/losses

  • Owners and drivers of any vehicle on the road may be liable for the conduct of the driver and abiding by the traffic laws in each state. These vehicle owners may range from the parents of drivers under the age of 18 to company entities providing their employees or contractors with vehicles to aid them in their job.
  • Uninsured Motorists coverage may exist under your and/or your passengers’ policies, which can provide additional sources of compensation in a vehicle accident under certain circumstances.
  • Government units and agencies may share accident responsibilities if their services/technology/construction/maintenance or anything they are responsible to do fails in any way including abiding by state, county or city codes and proper regulations. See dangerous roads page
  • Employers have the responsibility for any traffic/auto accident caused by their employees during the time of performing their job.
  • Motorcycle and safety equipment defects government standards to ensure a rider's safety in case of a motorcycle accidents. Helmets are one of the most important pieces of equipment when riding a motorcycle. Helmets have to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218
  • Vehicle/motorcycle manufacturers may face separate liability for negligence during the manufacturing process or design process for injuries due to an accident. 
  • Loss Wages regarding any time off from your job, sick leave or a vacation time to recover from injuries due to an accident, we may be able to get compensation for this time away from work.
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Impairment of earning capacity

  • Life care expenses
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Loss of consortium (the services of an injured spouse)

  • Loss of advice including comfort, assistance, protection, counsel, companionship