Like pedestrians, those injured in motorcycle accidents can suffer more injuries than in car accidents, including road rash, fractures, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, to death. Those without the proper protections—such as helmets or other protective gear-can suffer the most horrific injuries. Motorcycle fatalities represent approximately five percent of all highway fatalities each year.
Even safe motorcyclists cannot avoid being the victim of an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), motorcyclists are more likely to be in accidents than car drivers. Motorcycles are sometimes difficult to see, or other cars are not looking out for motorcycles. Yet, there may be a tendency to believe the motorcyclist is at fault for an accident, and insurance companies may make the process of making a claim for personal injuries even more difficult. Thus, a motorcyclist injured in an accident should contact an attorney as soon as possible.