As a motorcyclist, you are all too familiar with the attitude shared by many people behind the steering wheel — that roads are meant for cars and other four wheeled vehicles. The reality is that you have every right to travel on Delaware roads. But while you already know this, the flippant attitude of some drivers and disregard for others puts you at risk for a serious motorcycle accident.
You may not be surprised to learn that driver error and neglect are the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. It is not uncommon for drivers to only think about other cars on the road and forget to look out for motorcycles, too. This can lead to cars pulling in front of motorcycles or making left hand turns across their path.
While Delaware drivers who cause these accidents might survive largely unscathed or with only minor injuries, motorcyclists can end up with traumatic injuries. Even with a helmet, severe head injuries are not uncommon. Motorcyclists also face the possibility of spinal cord trauma and broken bones. These are only a few examples of the life-altering injuries that motorcyclists often suffer at the hands of negligent drivers.
As a safe and cautious motorcyclist, you always did your best to drive safely and keep an eye out for cars. Unfortunately, there was nothing you could do to avoid the driver that caused your motorcycle accident. Now you are facing physical, financial and emotional struggles, and you might even be gearing up for a fight with the insurance company. This is an exceptionally daunting process, but it is not one that you have to go through alone. You can learn more about your options for recovering compensation for your injuries by visiting our website.