Motorcyclists are probably the most vulnerable group of motorists on the road because of the relative lack of protection a motorcycle gives its rider. For this reason it is much more likely that a motorcycle rider will be injured or killed in an automobile accident than a person driving a car. Also, motorcycles, unlike other vehicles, are much less visible on the road, making other drivers more likely to hit them.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The majority of collisions occur because a motorist failed to see the motorcycle
Less than 5% of accidents occur due to highway defects
75% of incidents involve a collision with another vehicle
Most collisions occur after a vehicle makes a left turn in front of a motorcycle
More severe injuries are much more likely the larger the motorcycle
The majority of injured motorcyclists are between the ages of 16 and 24
As you can see, most accidents involving a car/truck and a motorcycle are caused by the driver of the automobile failing to see or yield the right of way to the motorcyclist. After being in an accident it is important to set the facts straight with a qualified Lawyer to make sure that your medical expenses are covered by the other driver or drivers if it turns out to be their fault.
If you live in British Columbia and have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact Stephens and Holman Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible to make sure that you have experienced legal representation.