Spring seems to have arrived with warmer temps on the weather forecast. This definitely means that an increased number of motorcycles will be on the roadway, enjoying the chance to get back on their bikes.
The Charles E. Boyk Law Office wants to remind motorists that they must share the roadway with motorcyclists and be aware that they are on the roads. Many accidents are caused simply because motorists do not see motorcycles, causing serious and sometimes fatal accidents on the road.
In 2012 alone, there were nearly 5,000 motorcyclist fatalities, amounting to 15-percent of the total fatalities for the year. This number of fatalities has been increasing throughout the past 15 years. The number of crash-related motorcycle injuries was 93,000 in 2012, making this a very serious injury.
There is a way to prevent these injuries. Motorists have to be fully aware of motorcyclists on the roadway and they should not be driving distracted, as that is a major cause of accidents. Some of the tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are listed below that help to promote motorcycle safety awareness and prevent future motorcycle accidents:
The motorcycle accident lawyers at our office hope that readers take the above tips when on the roadways. We also urge people to share this information with others as our goal is to spread awareness and make the roads safer for all by preventing accidents.
If anyone has been involved in a motorcycle accident due to another motorist’s negligence on the roadway or distracted driving, we recommend that they contact a personal injury attorney to help them file a claim. If you are injured or suffer damages in an accident that was caused by another individual, you have the opportunity to pursue compensation. Call our office at 800.637.8170 for more information and to speak directly to a lawyer regarding the legal options that you have.
Request a free copy of our law office’s go-to guide for motorcycle accident victims – The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Book. This book gives individuals an easy-to-understand resource that will help them throughout the legal process. Request a copy when calling into our office, or order one online.
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC