If You’ve Been Injured In A Motorcycle Accident, Call An Accident Attorney in Brainerd

Anyone who’s ever seen a bad motorcycle accident could wonder why anyone would ever get on a bike. Even the largest Harley is outweighed by everything else on the road. Drivers of cars have some measure of protection simply by being inside the car. Truck drivers might not even realize that they hit the rider on the motorcycle.

Motorcyclists are well aware that they could be seriously injured or killed, so normally drive very responsibly. Apparently, years of experience riding motorcycles makes a big difference, because the less experienced, younger riders (especially those under the age of 24) suffer a disproportionate number of injuries and fatalities. The rider of a motorcycle is 30 times more likely to be killed in an accident than the driver of a car. Every mile traveled on a motorcycle has a 35 times higher risk of an accident then a mile traveled in a car. Every Accident Attorney in Brainerd has talked to the victims of motorcycle accidents.

The most dangerous time for a motorcyclist is when a car turns left right in front of the bike. After the accident, the driver of the car frequently says that they ‘just didn’t see the motorcycle’. True or not, that doesn’t help the rider lying in the street. The biker’s injuries may be extensive; talking to an Accident Attorney in Brainerd would be wise.

Another avoidable car/bike accident happens when a car changes lane either just in front of or directly into the motorcyclist. Drivers tend to look for other cars – they aren’t looking for the much smaller motorcycle. This is the cause of far too many serious accidents. Motorcyclists, in the own self-interest, need to be aware of other vehicle’s ‘blind spots’ and keep an eye out for inattentive drivers. That pretty girl talking to her boyfriend isn’t thinking about motorcycles.

Another common car/bike accident is usually only a fender-bender if it happens to two cars, but can totally destroy a motorcyle – and the rider. This happens when a car hits a bike from behind and is usually caused by an inattentive driver.

Carlson & Jones, P.A. is a law firm with over 65 years combined motorcycle accident experience. Each Accident Attorney in Brainerd is focused on winning the maximum financial compensation for their client. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call an experienced Accident Attorney in Brainerd for a free initial consultation.

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