Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Devastating
Kingston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Charles N. Rock has been helping motorcycle accident victims secure compensation and justice for nearly 20 years. Let him help you after a motorcycle accident.
While motorcycles comprise about 3 percent of the vehicles on U.S. roadways, they are reportedly involved in about 11 percent of all traffic accidents that occur in the U.S. each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). What may be more distressing than this are the facts that:
- Motorcyclists are approximately 35 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than motorists in passenger vehicles.
- Motorcycle accidents can result in devastating – if not fatal – injuries, especially when riders are not wearing helmets. In fact, the NHTSA reports that riders who don’t wear helmets are 40 times more likely to die of head injuries (than riders who do) and are 15 percent more likely to sustain nonfatal injuries.
- In many cases, motorcycle accidents could have been prevented if not for the negligence of some party.
Although the impacts of motorcycle accidents can be devastating on a physical, psychological and financial level, injured people should know that they are not alone. Kingston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Charles N. Rock is here for them, ready to provide them with the highest quality legal services so they have a successful financial recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents: When Negligence Is Involved
Although motorcycle accidents can be caused by various factors, when negligence may be involved, it can come in the form of:
- Motorist negligence – The drivers of other vehicles on the roads may not always be as diligent, focused, sober and careful as they should be, and this can result in them not seeing or looking out for riders, having impaired reaction times and causing serious, if not deadly, motorcycle accidents.
- Poor roadway conditions – When roads have inherent safety or design flaws and/or are not properly maintained, the parties responsible for designing, constructing and/or maintaining these roadways can be sued if they end up causing motorcycle accidents.
- Faulty motorcycle equipment – In some cases, the equipment on motorcycles may be faulty and malfunction. When such fault equipment causes vital systems – like the brakes, for instance – to malfunction and motorcycle accidents occur, the equipment manufacturers and/or others may be held accountable in civil court.
- Rider negligence – It’s not uncommon for riders themselves to sometimes play a role in causing motorcycle accidents. However, when riders’ negligence is minimal or partial and other parties’ negligence is more substantial, riders may still be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.
Given that there are other ways that negligence can contribute to motorcycle accidents, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced lawyer like Kingston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Charles N. Rock when you need professional, honest advice about your best legal options after being hurt in motorcycle accidents.
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Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by negligence? Or did negligence cause your loved one to be killed in a fatal motorcycle accident?
If so, you can turn to Kingston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Charles N. Rock for aggressive legal advocacy and effective help obtaining the compensation to which you may be entitled. With Kingston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Charles N. Rock on your side, you can rest assured that he will work tirelessly to help you secure the compensation and justice you likely deserve.