While there are considerably fewer motorcycles on the road than there are cars, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to die in an accident. With the number of motorcyclists increasing, this statistic becomes more relevant every year.
As with most vehicular accidents, the majority of motorcycle accidents are preventable. Many motorcycle accidents occur due to drunk driving and speeding, both of which behaviors could be easily avoided. The chance of fatality can also be reduced if the rider wears a helmet.
The very nature of a motorcycle’s construction, though, makes injury and fatality more likely. The motorcycle operator isn’t protected by the framework offered by a car, and because the cycle is smaller than a car, it’s more difficult for other drivers to see, making collisions more likely.
When motorcycle accidents do occur, it can sometimes be difficult to prove the cyclist wasn’t at fault, largely because of prejudices against motorcyclists. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and need legal representation, it’s important to find someone who’s experienced in dealing with motorcycle accident cases in order to secure a positive conclusion to your case.
The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee can put their expertise to work for you. Motorcycle accident injuries can be serious and require long-term rehabilitation. You’ll need a top-notch attorney to get you the settlement you need. Please contact motorcycle accident attorney James R. Omer for a consultation.