Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are quite different than other crashes involving motor vehicles. The first factor is the exposure of the motorcyclist to severe injury. The second factor is what a Providence motorcycle accidents attorney can only describe as a prejudice against motorcycle riders.

Rider Vulnerability

Unlike a driver or passenger in a car, a motorcycle rider has no protective equipment built into the vehicle; no bumpers, no reinforced driver/passenger compartment, no air bags and no seat belt. Consequently, it is not surprising that a Providence motorcycle accidents lawyer reports that injuries can be serious.

The Nature Of Injuries

The motorcyclist faces potential harm from initially the collision with another vehicle or fixed object and then again from the impact with the road surface. Depending on the rate of speed the vehicle and the bike were traveling at, the force of the collision can be significant. It is not unusual for a Providence motorcycle accidents attorney to observe:

  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Spinal column trauma
  • Head and brain injury
  • Internal organ injury

Bias Against Bikers

A misconception that many insurance claims adjusters operate under is that most motorcyclists are daredevil riders and take unnecessary and dangerous chances whenever they ride their bike. The conclusion they often come to is that when there is an accident involving a motorcycle and a car, the motorcycle is likely at fault. In fact, however, a Providence motorcycle accidents attorney contends the opposite is true.

Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

Statistically and most often upon investigation, a Providence motorcycle accidents lawyer will determine that the driver of the other vehicle is more likely to have been the negligent party. One recurring issue is that many other drivers, like claims adjusters, have a bias against bikers. Although the law is quite clear that motorcyclists have exactly the same rights as other vehicle drivers, the other drivers don't act that way. A Providence motorcycle accidents attorney cites the following as the leading causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • The other vehicle failing to yield the right of way
  • The other vehicle turning into the path of the bike
  • The other vehicle causing the bike to lose traction and spin out

Bikers Need The Right Advocates

No other form of transportation is more individual than bike riding, and the exposure they have is both literal and figurative. You need an attorney who will cover your back in litigation. Call Robinson & Clapham to schedule a consultation at 401-400-3841 or 401-594-4365 or email us through our contact form.