Zooming down the highway on a street bike is possibly one of the most thrilling experiences one can have. However, street bikes are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road, and you don’t need to pay a drastic price for your pastime. A motorcycle rider is 37 times more likely to die in a crash than a regular driver, so if you have been injured in a street bike accident, you need a street bike injury lawyer.
Because street bikes are built for speed, the risk of serious injury is extremely high. Street bikes, or “sport bikes” are optimized for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering on paved roads. This means that they are capable of greater maneuverability than the average motorcycle, which can play to the rider’s advantage, however this maneuverability can also work against the rider’s safety.
When you are riding on a street bike, or any other type of motorcycle, you are more exposed to the elements than an automobile driver. There are no airbags to keep you safe. The only protection you have in the event of a crash is the safety equipment you are wearing. This safety equipment can mean the difference between life and death in a motorcycle crash.
Even though frequent accidents are caused by reckless speeding, oftentimes street bike accidents are not the rider’s fault. Many motorists are careless and unaware of motorcycle riders on the highway.
The causes of street bike accidents:
- Drivers not seeing the sport bike.
- Drivers turning in front of a sport bike.
- Street bike defects
- Drunk drivers
Thus, it can be seen that many crashes are not caused by the rider, and if another person is at fault in the accident, you may be entitled to extensive compensation. In order to receive the compensation you deserve, you need a personal injury lawyer who is on your side. You need an injury attorney who has your best interests in mind, and will fight for you rights in a court of law.
The motorcycle injury attorneys at Link & Smith P.C. have handled many motorcycle accident claims. These lawyers will always keep your personal needs in mind. They have over 40 years of combined experience in personal injury law. They have also won cases worth upwards of $40 million, and work on a contingency basis.
In addition to motorcycle & street bike accidents, these lawyers handle claims involving auto-accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, boating accidents, and DUI victim representation. If you have been injured in a street bike accident, call the personal injury attorneys of Link & Smith P.C. at 404-315-8840.