Winter is finally over and you are itching to put on your leather and hit the road as the warm air hits your face. You back your Harley out of the shed where it has been safely tucked away when it was too cold to ride. You give it a good cleaning from top to bottom. You rev the motor a few times and you hear that low growl and you can’t wait to get out on the road again. However, it won’t be just you on the road. You will be sharing it with other motorcyclists, log trucks, buses, tankers, Sunday drivers and a host of other people going about in their everyday lives.
You are reminded to use extra caution while driving. You not only have to watch out for the dangers yourself, but also watch out for the dangers that other drivers create. You have the business man who is running late for work and he is speeding. You have the woman who applies her makeup as she drives. You have the truck driver who has been driving for 24 hours and is having trouble staying awake. You have a newly licensed driver who is texting his best friend. You have to watch out for the animals crossing the road in front of you. The list goes on and on.
When there is an accident involving a car, the drivers are usually protected by seat belts and air bags. This is not the case with an accident involving a motorcycle. You have a helmet to protect your head and leather to protect you from road rash but often that is not enough. Most of the time, a rider flies through the air and makes a hard landing on the asphalt. The protective gear you wear is good but often is not enough. Motorcycle safety is a matter of life or death.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident or have a loved one that was injured, it may be necessary and in your best interest if you call an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Our attorneys will make sure that your legal rights are protected. We will do our best for you in your time of need and will be there for you during this difficult time.