Motorcycle Accident Lawyer – Columbus, OH
Motorcycle Accidents and Safety
Motorcycle riders are distinctly vulnerable on our highways and roadways. Many times, drivers fail to notice a motorcyclist because the motorcycle does not provide as large of a visual target as an automobile does. The dangers faced by motorcyclists are compounded by riders having only limited amounts of protection between themselves and the pavement to guard against injuries. This is why about 80 percent of motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries or death.
It is reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration that about 2,000 motorcyclists are killed each year and another 50,000 are injured from motorcycle accidents, with head injuries as the leading cause of death and serious injuries.
There are a variety of causes that can contribute to a motorcycle accident, such as:
- Poor Weather Conditions
- Roadway Defects
- Vehicle Defects
- Inability by other motorists to see the riders in the lines of traffic
Even if a rider practices good motorcycle safety, the rider may still be injured as the result of another person's negligence.
Robert D. Erney has 29 years of experience handling motorcycle accident cases and will work with all parties involved in your claim to ensure you receive the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident and is in need of an attorney, contact Robert D. Erney and Associates today.