It is no secret that riding a motorcycle provides freedom unmatched by that of a car, truck or other motor vehicle. It is also no secret that with the freedom offered by a motorcycle also comes many dangers.
There are no seatbelts, no airbags, no protection around the rider and being a motorcyclist on the road makes it easy to fall into other drivers blind spots. It is that lack of safety that unfortunately resulted in the death of a motorcyclist last month in New York.
A motorcycle rider rear-ended another motor vehicle on the road after losing control of his bike. He made contact with the ground and was taken to the hospital where he was unfortunately pronounced dead.
Any accident on the road is an unfortunate occurrence but motorcycle accidents always tend to be worse because of the lack of safety that a motorcycle offers its rider. This leads to statistics pointing out that motorcycle accidents tend to result in death a lot more than motor vehicle collisions.
According to statistics put together by the NHTSA [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration], while fatal motor vehicle accidents decreased by a couple thousand between 1994 and 2008, fatal motorcycle accidents saw an increase by about three thousand.
The number of fatal motorcycle deaths per year is definitely alarming and the only comfort that can be taken in that number is the fact that when you lose a loved one to a motorcycle accident, you are not alone. Now, that does not make the process any easier or less unfortunate but when it comes to losing a loved one in a fatal incident, you will have to deal with much more than just the resulting emotions.
This means you should definitely look to hire an experienced attorney to help you handle the financial needs that come with an unexpected death in the family. It also helps to have a lawyer well-versed in motorcycle accident litigation and motorcycles in general.
In New York, Proner & Proner and more than ready to help you seek the compensation you and your family deserve. In order to begin discussing your legal avenues, call 856-351-5335 or fill out our convenient online contact form to get started today.
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