On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, December 27, 2013.
When there is an accident involving a car and a motorcycle, more often than not, the person or persons on the motorcycle will shoulder the brunt of the accident with respect to any resulting injuries suffered. Motorcycle accidents usually do not end well for those involved. People who ride motorcycles and are in traffic accidents are extremely vulnerable to serious bodily injury and in some cases death depending on the nature and severity of the accident. Driving any type of vehicle can be a dangerous activity, and this holds true especially where motorcycles are concerned.
Ewan McGregor, a well-known actor, was involved in an accident while he was on his motorcycle. The actor was traveling along when a car bumped into him effectively throwing him from his bike. Thankfully, McGregor was not seriously injured in the accident. Apparently, the car involved in this accident did not see McGregor on his bike and admitted as much to the actor.
When there is an accident involving a motorcycle and a car, police investigation of the accident sometimes reveals that the negligent driver of the car caused the accident. This is the case because a lot of times cars on the roadways don’t even see persons on their motorcycles until it is too late. The blind spots people experience while driving coupled with the smaller size of motorcycles; make it difficult to see them, which can lead to accidents happening. Those driving cars need to be even more aware of their surroundings on the highways when they see a motorcycle.
Like any vehicular accidents, police investigation will determine who is at fault for the accident. Based on this, the party not at fault can proceed with their case in the courts if it is deemed appropriate and feasible. An injured party could file a personal injury claim in order to recover compensation that could be used to cover any resulting bills and damages associated with the accident.
Those affected by a negligent party should understand what options are available for them. A cause of action could be appropriate and could help alleviate them of any financial burdens caused by the crash.
Source: News 3, “Ewan Mcgregor thrown from motorbike in traffic collision,” December 19, 2013
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