Our motorcycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P. C. realize the devastation a bike accident can have on the victim and their family. According to statistics, most motorcycle accidents are caused by another vehicle, because most motorists do not detect a motorcycle until it is too late to avoid the crash. The main reason is because motorcycles are much smaller in size compared to a normal size vehicle to spot in traffic.
Statistics show that motorcycle accidents are on the rise, killing approximately 4,500 victims in 2011. Of these accidents 98 percent of fatalities are caused when a motorcyclist is hit by a car. Often times, motorcycle accidents are more severe than a motor vehicle crash because of the many risks involved with driving a motorcycle such as no seat seat belt. Research has shown that motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to die in a accident, than passengers in a motor vehicle. In addition, motorcyclists are nine times more likely to sustain some injury in the event of an accident.
Checklist to Prevent Injury & Death in a Michigan Motorcycle Accident
To ensure you are safe on the road and to eliminate injury or even death in the event of a motorcycle accident in Michigan the motorcycle accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. suggest:
- Wear eye protection (ex: non-breakable glasses, or goggles, unless you are wearing a helmet that comes with a protective shield).
- Wear appropriate clothing including:
-Jacket (leather recommended to reduce the amount of abrasion)
-Pants (leather recommended to reduce the amount of abrasion)
- Hearing protection (disposable foam plugs, or reusable custom-molded devices).
- Check tire pressure.
- Check the controls (lights, turn signals, horn, and mirrors).
- Check the oil/fuel
- Check the brakes.
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Contact Your Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Individuals injured in a motorcycle accident should contact the Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form. We will be in contact with you shortly.