Are you someone who likes to feel the wind in his or her hair? Are you someone who likes to take risks? Are you someone who appreciates the independent life? Are you someone who likes to make loud noises and wear leather? Then you may be a motorcycle driver. People who ride motorcycles can really surprise you. As they stand in their tough black leather with bandanas on their head, they aren’t the most welcoming of groups. Yet, if you take the time to talk to them you will discover that most of them are professionals like doctors or lawyers. Riding a motorcycle gives people the chance to let go of the weight of their lives. Motorcycles are risky, but they sure are fun.
Our North Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates have a deep respect for people who ride motorcycles. We respect them because we know that they don’t receive much respect on the road. Other motor vehicle drivers do not look out for motorcycles. Nor do they give them the room they need to maneuver. It’s not all the driver’s fault. It is proven that non-motorcycle drivers have a hard time seeing motorcycles on their daily commutes. What does this mean for motorcyclists? They have to be extra attentive and defensive when they do decide to ride.
Just like driving any other vehicle, it takes experience to truly understand the roadway. For example, you don’t know a car’s blind spot until someone beeps at you for trying to move over. A motorcyclist doesn’t know the danger of a car making a left turn until it witnesses an almost collision. Cars making left turns is one of the main causes of motorcycle accidents. Other causes are:
Because motorcycle drivers are only protected by the gear they choose to wear (helmets, knee pads, leather jackets, etc.) they are exposed to all the elements and their bodies feel the brunt of the impact. An innocent hit from the rear end of a moving motorcycle could cause the driver to fling forward over their handlebars and land flat-backed on the road. An innocent opening of a car door could result in a motorcyclist losing control of the bike and falling off. Depending on the kind of incident, the injury for a motorcyclist can quickly turn from minor to major.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident do not get bullied by the insurance company. Just because you chose to ride a riskier vehicle does not mean that you are any less deserving of compensation for the injuries you sustained due to the negligence of the other driver. Contact our North Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorneys. We are ready to fight for you. Call 305-831-4333 or click here for a free consultation with our North Miami professional attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates today.