Motorcycle riding offers you a chance to ride with the wind in your face as well as take advantage of the great gas mileage earned by these vehicles. However, motorcycles also leave you much less protected in the event of a motor vehicle accident.
No matter how safe you may ride, someone else’s reckless driving can cause you to crash and sustain serious injuries. If you have experienced a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact a Champaign motor vehicle attorney from Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828 to discuss your case.
Sources of Motorcycle Wrecks
Motorcycle accidents can cause a variety of different injuries, such as fractured vertebra and other bones, as well as skin burns and lacerations, head trauma, and groin damage. Thus, it is important to be aware of the common sources of motorcycle accidents, including:
- Passenger cars – account for an estimated 75% of motorcycle wrecks
- Stationary objects or falling on the roadway
- Vehicle failure
- Roadway defects
- Animals in the road
Protective Gear for Motorcyclists
To help prevent injuries, there is protective gear that you can wear while riding your motorcycle, such as:
- A Department of Transportation-approved helmet
- Leather or other thick pants and long-sleeved shirt
- Motorcycle boots
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it could have been caused by someone else’s negligence, whether it was another driver or the organization in charge of maintaining a properly graded, pothole-free road. Contact a Champaign motor vehicle accident lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C. today at 217-328-2828 for more information.