Did Hazardous Road Conditions Cause Your Single Bike Accident?
According to motorcycle accident statistics reported in “The Hurt Report,” a study initiated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately one quarter of motorcycle accidents are single-bike accidents. In many of these cases, the motorcycle rider struck another object or lost control and slid across or off the roadway. Because motorcycles don’t offer a lot of protection for the rider, motorcycle accidents generally result in serious injury. In addition, if the rider is not wearing protective gear such as leather clothing, a helmet, and boots, injuries can often become fatal.
Single bike accidents are often the result of the rider’s own mistake. Many are caused by a rider’s inexperience. A new rider may test the speed of his or her new machine without being aware of how to handle a motorcycle while cornering or under hazardous road conditions. If the rider is unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the hand and foot controls of a motorcycle, he or she can panic and lose control of the machine.
Sometimes, single-bike accidents are the result of road hazards, especially in construction zones. Potholes, loose gravel, or debris in the roadway may not pose a serious danger to a four-wheeled automobile, but can become deadly to a two-wheeled motorcycle. In some cases, defective equipment can play a role in a single bike accident, such as if a major operating system, like brakes or tires, fails. If high speeds are involved, the malfunctioning equipment can cause a devastating crash.
If you have been involved in a single-bike accident, do not assume you have no recourse. The negligence of others can contribute to single-bike accidents, and it is important to have an attorney who can guide you through the process of potential compensation.
An Experienced Attorney Can Investigate Your Claim and Protect Your Rights
When you are injured in an accident, you may wonder:
- How will the medical bills be paid?
- Can lost wages be recovered?
- What is the best way to deal with the insurance company in order to get the compensation I deserve?
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can navigate through the complex issues of your motorcycle accident case and get you the compensation you deserve.
At Goldberg & Osborne, your case can be started through phone and email, so there is no need to come to our office. Best of all, we work on a contingency basis which means you pay only if we win.
The experienced attorneys at Goldberg & Osborne will perform a no obligation assessment of your claim. We encourage you to contact us by phone, at our toll free number, (800) 863-3074 or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE.