Motorcycle Accidents are Especially Dangerous
Working as personal injury lawyers and helping the victims of severe motorcycle accidents regularly, we know firsthand how dangerous these motorcycle accidents are and how difficult the recovery process can be. The over 4 million motorcyclists registered in the United States are drawn in by the fuel efficiency and freedom the bike provides, but not having the protective metal barrier other vehicles possess, motorcyclists are 16 times more likely to be killed and 3 times more likely to be injured in an accident.
There are many things that can lead to a motorcycle accident: speed, alcohol, helmet usage and road and weather conditions all can contribute to a collision. Often enough, however, the accident is of no fault of the motorcyclist and is due to the inattention of another vehicle. According to recent studies, 92% of motorcyclist involved in accidents were self-taught riders or riders who learned the ways of the bike from family or friends. By attending formal training riders not only reduce their chances of being involved in a self-created accident -they also learn to avoid accidents created by other motorists, and how to navigate through tough road and weather conditions. Those who attend such classes also decrease their risk of injury from an accident dramatically, as they learn how to deal with chaotic situations in the best way possible.
When a motorcycle accident does occur, there are some necessary steps to take that you may not be familiar with. Seattle personal injury attorney, Jason G. Epstein, with the Seattle auto accident law firm, Premier Law Group, has written a book, The Truth About Washington Motorcycle Accidents. The book discusses the ins and outs of a motorcycle accident claim and can help you decide the best course of action to take with your case. This book is being offered FREE to Washington State residents.