Motorcycle Accidents | Personal Injury Blog
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to get around. It’s fun, economical, and it gives you an unbeatable sense of freedom. But riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous than driving a car.
As riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, a motorcycle crash can cause serious or catastrophic injuries. Even when another driver caused your injuries, insurance companies will fight in court to avoid paying just compensation for a motorcycle crash claim. The defense will come up with multiple strategies in an effort to minimize the insurance company’s payout.
A motorcycle collision can be a physical – and emotional – disaster. Motorcycle riders who survive a collision with another vehicle may be dealing with a set of severe neurological injuries, as well as psychological trauma, such as PTSD.
Motorcycle riders are completely unprotected in a crash and much more likely to suffer serious injuries than passenger vehicle occupants. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you will want to get the most out of your accident claim. An experienced Omaha personal injury attorney can help you do just that.
Motorcyclists are one of the most exposed groups on the road, often suffering traumatic injuries after a collision with a larger vehicle. But anyone riding tandem on a motorcycle is also at risk, as passengers have little to no control over the nature of the collision. If a biker or car driver acts negligently, it can drastically change the life of a motorcycle passenger.
Since May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. want to share safety tips and information with our Omaha community.
Motorcycle helmet laws have always been a highly debated and controversial issue, and both sides have very strong opinions. On one hand, helmets provide a common-sense shield that helps prevent serious head trauma and death. On the other hand, many (even a high percentage of those who do wear helmets) feel it is a freedom-of-choice issue, and that the law should not require anyone to wear a helmet. These bikers are quite adamant about this freedom, and will probably forever be fighting for their right to breeze down the freeway at 80 miles per hour with nothing but the wind in their hair.
Lane splitting may seem like an easy way to get through a traffic jam, but it is incredibly dangerous. Weaving through traffic by going between vehicles can get you ticketed. You could also end up seriously injured if someone doesn’t see you and changes lanes.
You could also be held at least partially liable for any injuries or damages caused by your lane splitting, so think twice!
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