7 Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcyclists often suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries when involved in an accident because they lack the same protection as cars and trucks. Motorcycles do not have air bags, windshields or seatbelts to protect them in an accident. The experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure provide skilled representation to injured motorcyclists, pursuing full compensation for injuries they suffered as a result of negligent motorists.

Most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent or reckless drivers. Other causes include:

  1. Lack of motorcycle driving experience
  2. Bike instability
  3. Inclement weather conditions
  4. Roads in disrepair
  5. Debris in the roadway
  6. Uneven pavement
  7. Railroad tracks

Whether your accident was on a county road or a majorhighway, such as Interstate 695 in Maryland, does not matter for the motorcycle driver. Motorcyclists have the same rights as car and truck drivers, however, those rights often fail to be respected. The most common defense given by motorists is that they did not see the motorcycle, but that is not a valid defense. Motorcycle accident victims are 20 times more likely to die than those who are injured in car or truck accidents.

Often times, motorists are negligent in causing the motorcycle accident. Motorcycle drivers deserve to recover for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. The experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure will make sure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance companies and will work to obtain an outcome that provides for your current and future needs. In fact, one of the largest recent motorcycle accident recoveries ($1 million) was obtained in late 2014 by Portner & Shure.

Call in or around Towson, Maryland, at (410) 995-1515 or (301) 854-9000 for a free initial consultation.