For some, riding a motorbike can be an adventurous way to travel. However, that adventure can easily turn into an accident. Even when people wear a helmet, they are exposed to the possibility of sustaining severe injuries in a motorcycle accident. Some common kinds of injuries which one could sustain in it are as follows.
- Road rash
- Pelvic injuries
- Internal wounds
- Injuries to the spinal cord
Errors of the motorbike rider may cause some accidents, but others are due to some other party’s fault. If someone else’s recklessness or negligence brought about your accident, you may be able to file an injury lawsuit for compensation. This applies even if you were in part to blame for it.
A Collision with Another Motorist
The ones that involve the collision are among the most common kinds of motorbike accident, which account for 50% of every accident. As per the nonprofit, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 42% of such motorbike accidents happen when the rider is to the left blind spot of the car. When that driver turns their car to that side, it hits the motorcycle rider. Naturally, the car driver is found responsible for such an accident most of the time. One possible exception to it is when the rider is adjudged to be drinking, speeding or otherwise engaged in negligent behavior that contributed to this collision.
Accidents Due to Road Defects
One more possible reason for a motorbike accident where the fault lies on someone other than the rider is one caused by defects on the road. In this case, the entity that is tasked with road maintenance in that area could be adjudged responsible. After all, it is that entity’s failure to act reasonably that led to the accident in the first place.
Accidents Because of Motorbike Defects
The third scenario which could bring about a motorbike accident is some defect in this automobile itself. Motorbikes will fall in the purview of the lemon law in California. For an initiated, when one uses the term “lemon” to describe a car, he or she is alluding to the fact that it had defects before purchase. In other words, such a defect is not caused by the owner, or their use, but it is a manufacturing fault that puts riders at risk. Besides the component or product manufacturer, even the repair service provider could be to blame for such an accident.