Motorcycle riding is one of the most fun summertime pastimes. People ride their motorcycles all over the country, whether it be to cookouts, pool parties, or just for the thrill of the ride. Motorcycles are also an incredibly gas-efficient and stylish means of transportation as well, so it is no surprise people who ride love the beautiful, warm weather. Unfortunately, if you ride a motorcycle, you are less protected than most other motorists on the road, and other motorists generally do not show motorcyclists the respect they deserve. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and were injured, you may be entitled to receive compensation. This compensation can be used to cover your lost wages, medical bills, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What most frequently causes motorcycle accidents?

There are many different kinds of motorcycle accidents, and there are many different factors that contribute to them. The weather, for example, is a huge factor in motorcycle riding. Just as the warm summer weather compels motorcyclists to ride, heavy rain, black ice, or snow will also have a huge impact on a motorcyclist’s journey. Many motorcyclists are injured every year due to inclement weather conditions. Poor road conditions, such as potholes also contribute to motorcycle accidents. However, the most common cause of motorcycle accidents will always be driver negligence. Here are some examples of driver negligence:

  • Eating, smoking or navigating directions while driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Texting while driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to comply with traffic lights, signs, and other rules of the road

How do I recover compensation after a motorcycle accident?

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and wish to receive compensation, you must be able to prove the other party’s negligence. For example, if you were injured because another party was texting and driving, then you will most likely be able to recover compensation. It is usually a good idea to have a GoPro or some other type of mountable, hands-free and legal recording device on your person. Doing so will ensure you capture video evidence of the accident occurring. Additionally, after an accident, you must seek medical attention as soon as you can. Not only will you have injuries that need to be looked at, but a medical professional can provide you with medical documents that specifically address the injuries you have sustained. You may then use these documents to help support your claim.

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