No matter what season it is, die-hard motorcyclists seek to enjoy their bike as much as possible. While the warm weather brings out an abundance of motorcyclists, inclement weather does not cause all riders in Washington and other states to go into hiding. Winter weather riding can be just as enjoyable as summertime riding so long as one has the proper gear. Even when motorcyclists take safety steps, this cannot always protect them from the negligence of other motorists on the roadways.
Motorcycles are small vehicles that can often go unnoticed. They have the ability to hide in blind spots, and if a motorist is not cautious and taking the initiative to drive safely, a collision could occur. While motorists do expect to share the road with motorcyclists when the weather is nice, motorcyclists can be observed year-round. With special gear to protect riders from weather elements, it is not uncommon for some to ride all winter long.
No matter the time of year, there are important factors to consider when a motorcycle crash occurs. Because two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents involved another vehicle with the driver of the vehicle violating the motorcyclist’s right of way, one should consider this as a cause. Also, motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a crash and 5 times more likely to be injured, the damages involved in a motorcycle accident are often severe.
Following a motorcycle crash, a victim is likely to suffer traumatic injuries, such as a head injury, broken bones, lacerations and other injuries. Because of this, medical bills, rehabilitation and other damages can be extensive. Thus, victims should understand how best to address these losses, such as filing a personal injury action. This could help the victim recover compensation to help address these losses.