For motorcyclists, their safety and security are often top of mind when each time they get on their bike and fire it up. That's because motorcyclists face more safety issues than do passenger vehicle drivers on the same stretches of highway. However, even if this is true, motorcyclists are still afforded the same rights to safety as is any person on Los Angeles road. What unique challenges do motorcyclists face in terms of motorcycle accident injury?
For motorcyclists, the biggest challenge to their health and safety is that they are left largely unprotected, compared to passenger vehicles in cases of motorcycle accident. However, because most motorcycles are smaller than most passenger vehicles, there can be an issue of visibility by other drivers. However, this is an issue with the other driver, not the fault of the motorcyclist themselves. Road hazards like pot holes, that would only jolt a passenger vehicle, could prove deadly for a motorcyclist.
There's also a small chance that a design defect, in a motorcyclist's bike, could have caused irreparable harm and serious injury. This would be a products liability claim, not necessarily a negligence claim based on operation of a motor vehicle. However, it's important to understand the unique circumstances of motorcycle injury. An accident investigation can really help to clear up just how yourself or a loved one became injured in a motorcycle accident.
Despite all this, motorcyclists are still afforded all the rights of passenger vehicle drivers. That's why it's within their rights to seek a personal injury suit to seek damages. Damages awarded can cover medical expenses, lost wages and other losses incurred due to another's negligence in a motorcycle accident. Finding out how and when a motorcycle accident can be turned into damages won in a personal injury suit is key to making progress in the right direction.